Best Photo Spots in Virginia

Shenandoah National Park

The incredibly popular Shenandoah National Park. If you’re just driving through, Skyline Drive has many outlooks where you can pull over and marvel at the wonders of the Appalachian Mountains. If you’re hiking, there are many trails for both novices and the experienced. And of course lots of opportunity to…

Great Falls National Park (Virginia Side)

This is a very popular location for visitors from all over the world. Consequently, it is extremely crowded. On weekends, the wait to get into the parking lot may be an hour or so. If you must visit on a weekend, I think the best time to visit is around…

Arlington National Cemetery

The moment you step onto these hallowed grounds, you instantly feel that wave of emotion hit you. I wanted to talk a bit about the feature photograph here because I think this is the best photograph I have taken so far.

Sacred Heart Cathedral

The entry to the church is free and being a National Historic Monument, one can walk in anytime after the church sessions. Tripod is allowed but should not cause a disturbance to others. I used Tamaron f 3.4 10-24 mm and any low light sensitive lenses should work. Richmond down…

Luray Caverns

The lines and wait times to enter the Luray Caverns can be quite long but once you are in the caverns you realize that it is worth the wait. The caverns are the deepest in Eastern America and you get humbled by the massive formation of stalactites and stalagmites. Spot…

Antique Truck Graveyard

The location’s name is P L Duncan Trucking Inc, but the photo spot consists of a few acres of land, on which you’ll find dozens of antique trucks from all different manufacturers. REMEMBER this is private property, so be sure to stop by the main office and ask permission to…

Fulton Gas Works

Fulton Gas Works was built to provide manufactured natural gas for street lights throughout Richmond in the mid 1800’s. Since then it has been converted and used for other fuel types, until it was closed in the early 1970s. There are a few buildings on the grounds, all in a…

Richmond City Skyline

There are a number of vantage points for the city skyline all along the southern shore of the James River, but the 9th street bridge is the only dead-on location for a city shot. I have to be honest, I’m a Richmond native and I don’t find the skyline to…

Balcony Falls Train Station

From what I can tell the Balcony Falls Train Station has not be active for years. The building is locked up and looks to be used for storage. The surroundings don’t provide much in the way of a picturesque view, but all around the building you’ll find mix-match doors, windows,…