The Blue Eyed Betty’s

The Blue Eyed Betty’s

The Blue Eyed Bettys — Ben Mackel (left), Sarah Hund & Daliel Emond — on stage at The Floyd Country Store. They are called “The Blue Eyed Betty’s” and their song list is eclectic and entertaining. The Betty’s — Ben Meckel...
Brings people together

Brings people together

Musicians gather and play on Locust Street on a Friday night. Floyd is a diverse area and that diversity is most visible in the music heritage that dominates the county and Southwestern Virginia. I shot this photo on Locust Street on a Friday night in Floyd in...
Spring moon

Spring moon

The moon over Floyd Even when it’s not full, the moon in the sky is something to see. Caught this while photographing soccer at Floyd County High School on Monday night. Photographed hand-held on a Canon EOS-1D X with a 300mm Canon f/2.8...
Autumn Moon

Autumn Moon

Autumn Moon in November The November full moon that appeared over the football field at Floyd County High School last Friday night. Photographed during the game on a Canon EOS-1 D-X with a 300mm f/2.8 lens and a 1.4 x telephoto adapter, which creates a 420 mm...
Jamboree’s dancing mix

Jamboree’s dancing mix

The mix of dancers at The Friday Night Jamboree are an eclectic group that crosses generational and ethnic lines. That mixture increases in the fall when newcomers from area universities and other places discover the event and mix in with the regulars who come each...
The love of music

The love of music

A favorite photo of FloydFest from 2007. Music is an integral part of life in Southwestern Virginia and that life extends far beyond any particular kind of musical offering. I’ve been trying to capture that life for a decade now in print, photos and video and...