“I don’t ask for the meaning of the song of a bird or the rising of the sun on a misty morning. There they are, and they are beautiful.”~ Pete Hamill

Taken in the very early morning in the late summer in the Appalachian Mountains of Southwest Virginia. If your wondering what that is in the road, it’s my dog, Jakers (a Foxhound mix) who was taking a snooze and refused to move for the shot. smiles Often times in these mountains the only sun you will see rising is what is trying to burn through the heavy mist…

*Top Ten Challenges:
BARNS & Old Grist Mills and Covered Bridges from around the World!-Winner of the ’09 Nov.,

A BARN & LANDSCAPE scene* Challenge

Best from Around the Barnyard- ’09 November Avatar Challenge

TOP TEN Winner of the Country Roads used challenge in the Which Way group.-2010

3rd runner up- Country Scenes In The Fog Challenge in the Scenery group- June 2011
*5th runner up in the EARLY Morning Mist or Fog challenge in the Country Roads Around the World group -Oct. 2011

Featured in:
Dilapidated Buildings Group
Playful Photogenic Animals Group- Nov 09
Country Bumpkin Group- May 10
Old Things- July 2010
Geno’s Choice “Old Things Group”

Foggy Morning in the Mountains… by Linda Costello Hinchey
“I love the foggy morning. We don’t get much of that here and I really love the fog. The dog not moving for the shot seems to really add to the whole image. Congratulations!”* Dec 2009

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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  • boondocksaint
    boondocksaintover 5 years ago

    Ooooooooohhhh, love it, love it love it!

  • Yes, this is my Tara. I wasn’t sure if this photograph would have the same effect with him in it. I’m glad you love it!

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

  • Peter Hill
    Peter Hillover 5 years ago

    and a hound dog to go!

  • And that is lazy Jakers our Foxhound. He had absolutely no intention on moving out of the shot!

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertover 5 years ago

    This is fantastic!!! such a great feel to it, and I love the dog what a perfect shot.

  • I appreciate the kind compliment! I am so blessed to be able to live in the midst of such beauty year round…

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

  • Hope Ledebur
    Hope Ledeburover 5 years ago

    Love the dog too! He takes the shot over the edge…Hope

  • I’m so glad you like it. I was really torn about leaving the dog in the shot.

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

  • Eve Parry
    Eve Parryover 5 years ago

    This is a superb capture.

  • Eva, thank you so much!!!

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

  • BGlatzeder
    BGlatzederover 5 years ago

    I also like the fact that the dog is in it … that actually made me enlarge it from the thumbnail to see what it was :-)) Lovely, and interesting.

  • And to think I almost called him out of the photo first! I’m glad I decided not to. Thank you, Barbara!

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

  • TWindDancer
    TWindDancerover 5 years ago

    What a wonderful shot. (I agree with Barbara ~ I thought it was a pig and enlarged to see the hound ~ such a dog thing to do).

  • Ah, but you right. Jakers might technically be a dog but he eats like a pig! lol You’ve heard, “…It takes a village?” It takes a village to feed Jakers!

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurrover 5 years ago

    Great capture, loads of atmosphere to this image, I wonder what is lurking round the corner past the ramshacked old building? Super work.

  • I am fortunate to know what is lurking round that corner! That is one of the things that started my passion in photographing the country. I was always drawn down those mystery back roads. It’s like an addiction for me.

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldover 5 years ago

    lovely capture

  • Thank you so very much!

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

  • And thank you for adding Foggy Morning in the Mountains to your favorites, ctheworld! I’m honored!

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

  • Mariano57
    Mariano57over 5 years ago

    Wonderful mood!

  • That’s exactly what I was hoping for with this shot. Thank you!

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

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