Winter Wonderland in the Appalachians by Linda Costello Hinchey

Winter Wonderland in the Appalachians by 

This image is, technically, not a black and white image but was shot in the middle of a snow storm in SW Virginia, deep in the Appalachian Mountains. It was actually taken in the middle of the day during one of the heaviest snow falls, I’ve witnessed. I really wished I had a waterproof camera for that day. I honestly thought it was just too, dark for any photos to turn out. It was coming down so thick that I decided to take one quick shot and get back under the porch. I was thrilled with the result. It’s one of those photos that makes me happy when I look at it.

Photographed by CHStudios. This image is exclusively from the fine art studios of CHSTUDIOS.NET.

Features and Challenge Wins:
JPG Cast-Offs – Feature Nov. 2009
Appalachian State and National Parks group- 3rd place in the Best Winter Scene challenge- Jan 2010

Costello Hinchey Studios Fine Arts- Family & Pet portraits & commissions, (from photos), Sports theme portraits, fine art paintings, figures/nudes and other life paintings & life sketches, photography, house portraits, custom hand painted furniture, antique photo restoration, family surname crests or (coat-of-arms), murals, children’s murals, etc.

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  • Ellen Cotton
    Ellen Cottonover 5 years ago

    Now that’s a snow picture! Beautiful image!!!

  • Thank you so much! I’m honored that you’ve added this to your favorites. This is one of my personal favorites, too.

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

  • Liam Moore
    Liam Mooreover 5 years ago

    it almost feels like the snow is coming out at you
    wonderful image :)

  • Thank you, Liam! It does look like it’s coming at you! It was very thick and airy snow flakes.

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

  • gail anderson
    gail andersonover 5 years ago

  • I’m honored!!! Thank you all so much for this feature!

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

  • PapasGirl
    PapasGirlover 5 years ago

    oh how I miss winter…we don’t have winter..year round warm weather..though that sounds do tire of it

  • I’ve lived all over the country and several places over seas and I still love this place the most. We have four very distinct seasons and it helps to keep down monotony. I lived in Homestead, FL and Phoenix, AZ as a child and thought I’d seen my first snow when I witnessed frost for the first time. LOL Can you imagine my first REAL snow?!!!

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

  • seawhisper
    seawhisperover 5 years ago

    You have my vote! Good luck with the challenge, it’s a really lovely photo!! :)

  • Oh, thank you! And I appreciate that you’ve vote. It’s what I think of when I think of a winter wonderland.

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonover 5 years ago

    I love the atmosphere in this image – lovely low light and a sense of stillness and silence… Beautiful!

  • Thank you, Mieke! You’ve described the moment perfectly!

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

  • Ann Eldridge
    Ann Eldridgeover 5 years ago

    It makes me smile too. A fantastic picture!

  • I’m pleased to know this image makes others smile, too. Thank you! I appreciate such a compliment!! : )

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

  • supernan
    supernanover 5 years ago

    Beautiful x

  • Thank you!!!!

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

    One has to be from there to know just how beautiful the winters are.

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