Description Sunset atop Jane's Bald in the Roan Highlands during the annual Catawba Rhododendron bloom. The Roan Highlands are part of the Southern Appalachian Mountains proper and feature a section of the Appalachian Trail.
Mark VanDyke, Herndon, Virginia Member Since January 2008 Artist Statement Whether it’s in the cold waters of a mountain stream, on the rugged crest of an Appalachian mountain, or standing in the rhythmic surf of a southern coastline, out “there” is where I’m at my best. Out there is where I want to be. I do it because I love it. The reward for me is experiencing the many things a landscape photographer goes through to capture the natural world when environmental conditions are at their most dynamic. I really appreciate your visit and regardless of whether you decide to purchase anything from me, I do hope that you find images here that inspire you to get outside and enjoy the world. Come back as often as you like--the invitation is open. Cheers!