As I walked around Blowing Rock – see my previous post for more about this cool little town in the mountains of North Carolina – I kept stopping to admire the chairs and benches.
I suppose it was the lighting, both indoors and out, that caught my eye, and frankly, I didn’t realize until I got back home that I’d taken so many photos of furniture.
Of course, the reflections on this table were irresistable, both in color and in B&W.
The next morning, I was the only up and about in the common rooms at the Inn and the soft morning light, kept me shooting.
On my next visit, I’ll try to sit a bit more!
I wish I could come up with a word here – unique, enchanting, fascinating don’t quite do it – that would capture your artistry. Love them!
Liz, your comment means so much to me … thank you!
Love the NC mountains. Son lived many years in Boone and Banner Elk so we got to the area many times.
It is a beautiful part of the state isn’t it?
Ditto above comment!!!!! “In spades”!!!!! I saved the 3rd photo……the back of that bench is an awesome idea for a quilting motif!!!!!!!! LOVE THIS POST!!!!! sorry for shouting
I agree! (the quilt motif) 🙂
I love that you SHOUTED! and be sure to let me see that quilt motif when you make it! Thanks so much for the enthusiastic comment!
No problem! I have been known to go a bit nutso sometimes!!!!! LOL!
I love the photos of the reflections in the table both color and black and white Laurie. I also really like the back to back bench. Another great post, but now I have the urge to sit down 😀 Have a wonderful day Laurie.
I’m so glad you liked the back to back bench, too, Joe. The lighting that morning was really neat and since I (of course) didn’t have a tripod, and flash would have ruined things, it took several efforts to get a good shot.
Well your efforts were worth it, the shots came out great 😀
Great photos! They make me want to visit the park and sit for awhile.
Thank you … wouldn’t it be lovely to sit on a beautiful spring day?
thank you so much for the wonderful tour of Bowling Rock! It looks like it was a rewarding time taking photos! Happy New Year!
It was so fun, Jasmine! Next up: Doors and Windows! (seriously …:-) )
OOH I love a good front door! In my home town we had a lot of art exhibits of the famous front doors of Des Moines Iowa… You can imagine!
Oh my very favorite time…to shoot before anyone gets out of bed!! Great images my friend.
Thanks Laurie! The funny thing was that I went into the common area to get coffee early, before anyone was up, and locked myself out of my room … without a phone … in my pjs … and without my temporary dental appliance. NICE!!! 🙂
awesome series…uniquely yours!
I appreciate hearing that (I mean really … chairs? who does that?) 🙂
ha ha ha…I’ve taken photos of benches…no chairs yet but that is just because I’ve not come across any that catch my eye! beauty is in the eye of the beholder… 🙂
I think I love Blowing Rock! Or is it just that your photos make it look so irresistible? I would sit a spell in any of those seats quite happily – maybe longer than a spell if fresh brewed coffee was also proffered… Magic Laurie, just magic!
Oh, there’s the cutest little coffee shop there and you can sit outside on a nice deck overlooking all the activity on Main St. We could have a nice long sit and chat with coffee!
Yes please 🙂
Oh yes – beautiful photos – great tour, thanks! 😀
So glad you liked it! Blowing Rock is such a cool little town!
Sounds like you are getting around well these days, LB. I’m so happy.
It sure did feel good to be traveling, even if it was just a short 3 hours away. More trips to come!
So glad you are getting out and about, LB! The edge of the ‘table’ (???) in the last photo is intriguing. Is it layered in or painted on? Love the muted browns, tans and shadowing in that one.
BTW, I wanted to thank you for being the only one who came looking for me when I was MIA! Dr. apt is Wed at 11:00!
Lynda, it is a flat cushioned chair. Isn’t that fabric great? The lighting made photography without a tripod difficult and since clarity was lost, I enhanced the softness and shadows. I kind of liked the effect.
I’ll be thinking of you tomorrow!!
I love your photos! You make looking at chairs so intriguing! I like the first photo of the several benches. The lines are so interesting. Another favorite is the corner of the table. What beautiful wood!
I look forward to learning more about and from you.
So glad you enjoyed this post. I’ll be sharing just a few more photos from Blowing Rock in the next day or two. It was a fun little getaway.
I’ll be watching for more.
Nice set, feels almost like I have been there 🙂
That is always my goal when I write / share photos about a trip I’ve taken. I want folks to feel like they’ve been there! So you’ve made me happy!!
Then, a fair exchange has been made 🙂
I think I like this town too! It looks lovely – and the chairs are wonderful!
Such a welcoming little town. I especially noticed the bench with the wishbone shape (second from the end). It’s really unique and I don’t think I’ve seen one quite like it before.
I probably don’t sit enough and enjoy the views. Mr B’s much better at it. I’ve always been a very fast walker and had a hard time matching the pace of our European travel mates when we did a tour in 2008.
Your black and white cafe photo is a great composition, I love the reflections both inside and out. It almost has a ‘Twilight Zone’ feeling. Like something unearthly might happen now. Thanks for sharing your trip to Blowing Rock. There’s so many places out there that are worthy of a visit but of course we can’t possibly get to them all.
I’m especially fond of the last image. That is an unusual composition–something that appeals to me! I also love the control of depth of field there.
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The black and white lights around the window and reflecting on the table is great! I do love colour, but every now and then, you show me how much more amazing it can be with only shades of grey.