Sunday, November 13, 2011

Beautiful Woodford County, Kentucky!

Saturday was a perfect day to take a drive through the Bluegrass Region here in Kentucky and see just what Fall had left on the landscape amongst the famed horse farms in my world. As I've said many times before, I consider this area my backyard, as it takes all of about 45 minutes for me to reach Highway 1681 and the Bluegrass Scenic Byway. After stopping to take a few images on my usual route, and a secondary route I frequent about once every year or two, I decided to take a five minute drive over to Woodford County to Labrot & Graham Distillery. The buildings and grounds are gorgeous at almost any time of year.

Fortunately, there was a tad bit of light left when I arrived at the distillery. After a quick walk and snapping a few photographs of the distillery buildings, and before heading home, I turned left out of the parking lot. A quick bend in the road and I'm pulling back into a parking lot next to the river situated alongside the distillery. The light was definitely waning now, but I composed a few images anyway, then got back in my car, and headed home.

Later in the evening I decided to check out what had transpired through the lens and downloaded the images from my drive earlier in the day. After culling through almost all of the images, this second to last image came in full view. It was the scene from the side of the river next to the distillery. One of the last two images I shot before heading home. I've said it a few times before, but it bears repeating here, "this is why I am a photographer." I hope you'll agree. ENJOY!


  1. I agree! What a setting this is. Th dark clouds of autumn did great things for the water, didn't it?

  2. Wow, Carol!!! It's gorgeous. I love the peaceful mood you captured...the water...and the colors! Very cool..

  3. Perfect light in the waning of day. Actually, I sometimes think this light is the very best - more mellow and inviting. Such beauty, Carol - wish I was there with you. The photo is a keeper, for sure!

  4. Oh, Sandy, Kelly and Barb, Thank you so much for your comments. They are so so appreciated. Carol