Posts filed under ‘Season Compare’

Frozen Stiles Falls 2009

Earlier this month Flickr user Joseph168 visited Camp Alta Mons‘ 45-foot Stiles Falls in Shawsville, Virginia. He snapped a great photo of the frozen falls:


Stiles Falls – February 8, 2009 (Photo Courtesy of Joseph168)

And in case you missed the Frozen Stiles Falls post from 2008, here is a summer version of the same waterfall.


Stiles Falls – August 13, 2006

If you are in the mood for more shots of Southwest Virginia, be sure to check out Joseph168’s full PhotoStream. He has some spectacular shots of Blacksburg and the surrounding areas.

February 26, 2009 at 6:00 am 4 comments

Season Compare: Bedford County Silo Tree

One of the Silo Tree photographers, WV Fan, caught his tree in two different seasons. He granted me permission to share both photographs. So check it out– A Silo Tree Season Compare. Enjoy!

Bedford County Silo Tree - Winter
Bedford County, VA Silo Tree – February 8, 2006 (Photo courtesy of WV Fan)

Bedford County Silo Tree - Spring
Bedford County, VA Silo Tree – April 24, 2006 (Photo courtesy of
WV Fan)

More Silo Trees can be found on this blog or in the Trees in Silos Flickr group. If you have a Silo Tree spotting or Season Compare of your own that you would like to share, let me know!

February 25, 2009 at 6:00 am 1 comment

Need “Season Compares”?

Just go to the Library of Congress Photostream on Flickr… and read the comment feed!

On this blog, I tend to share shots of the same overlook or hike for comparison. Sometimes the shots differ by a season, sometimes they differ by a few years.

The Library of Congress has been doing a great job of uploading old photographs into their Photostream for public use. I perused a number of the shots yesterday and discovered that the Flickr community have been documenting their own comparisons! The Library of Congress would post an old photograph and someone would comment with a link to a contemporary shot of the same place.

The LOC comparisons aren’t separated by mere seasons. They are separated by a century:


Bøyabreen Glacier – circa 1890 (Photo from Library of Congress)



Bøyabreen Glacier – 2006 (Photo by I’m Flickring)

Florence Griswold House 1910 (Cropped)
Florence Griswold House – 1910 (Photo from Library of Congress)


Florence Griswold House – 2008 (Photo by rbglasson)


Stortingsbygningen –
1890 (Photo from Library of Congress)


Stortingsbygningen – 2009 (Photo by hevold)

These three comparisons show us ice replaced by dirt, a large evergreen replaced by a baby one and a park replaced by pavement.

For more comparisons, maybe comparisons of your own, visit the Library of Congress Flickr site.

February 11, 2009 at 8:00 am 2 comments

Season Compare: NEMO Science Center

The NEMO Science Center resembles a big ship. Inside, of course, you have all the great displays, many of which are hands-on. Outside, on the deck to the ship, you have a great view of the city!


One of the views from the top of NEMO Science Center

I was in Amsterdam for a day trip in 1995, well before this center was in place. So really, a Season Compare was far from my radar. But wait! At the top of the deck, there was a nice panoramic display detailing the different landmarks you are looking at. And, whoa! They just so happened to take their panoramic pictures during the summer. As a result, in each direction I looked, I had an on demand season compare!


On Demand Season Compares

More pictures of NEMO Science Center can be found on my Flickr site.

November 25, 2008 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Season Compare: Bald Knob

I have a couple of season compares from Bald Knob. First, this weathered rock always catches my eye:


April 10, 2004- You can see Mountain Lake in the upper right


July 8, 2006



November 1, 2008 – Dry Mountain Lake is in the upper right

And here is a Jimmie Compare– Jimmie a little more than 4 years apart:


Jimmie at Bald Knob on April 10, 2004 – Mountain Lake is behind him


Jimmie at Bald Knob on November 1, 2008 – Dry Mountain Lake is behind him

November 13, 2008 at 8:30 am 2 comments

Season Compare: Caldwell Fields

The last two weekends, I’ve been able to drive by Caldwell Fields and grab some autumn shots. Here’s Caldwell Fields over three seasons:

Caldwell Fields – March 24, 2008


Caldwell Fields – May 15, 2007


Caldwell Fields – October 12, 2008


Caldwell Fields – October 19, 2008

October 21, 2008 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Season Compare: Tinker Cliffs

After seeing the great combinations of Mountain Lake photos done by Richard Cobb and how meticulously he lined his shots up, these combinations of Tinker Cliffs are kinda weak.

But…I went to all the effort of getting out my external harddrive to look at old photos, including some from 2003.

So you’re getting this post courtesy of sunk costs!


Tinker Cliffs – February 3, 2008


Tinker Cliffs – October 5, 2008


Tinker Cliffs – February 3, 2008


Tinker Cliffs – October 5, 2008


View – September 3, 2006


View – October 5, 2008


Tinker Cliffs from VA-779 – March 6, 2003


Tinker Cliffs from VA-779 – October 5, 2008

October 16, 2008 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Season Compare: Angel’s Rest

I have made many trips to Angel’s Rest over the years. Here are some comparison shots from two of those trips – October 13, 2003 and August 31, 2008.


View from Angel’s Rest – October 13, 2003


Angel’s Rest – August 31, 2008


Shot from Wilburn Valley Overlook – October 13, 2003


Shot from Wilburn Valley Overlook – August 31, 2008
Lily checks out the view at Wilburn Valley – October 13, 2003


Ryan Somma checks out the view at Wilburn Valley – August 31, 2008

September 9, 2008 at 8:00 am 4 comments

Season Compare: McAfee’s Knob

McAfee’s Knob was featured in my very first Season Compare post, so I wasn’t planning on doing another when I hiked there Sunday. But half way through the hike, PassionPhish said (paraphrased), “Do you know what my favorite part of your blog is? Those before and after shots you do.”

That inspired me enough to look through my March 2003 trip and I did find some similar shots. Here is McAfee’s Knob over 5 years apart:


McAfee’s Knob – March 22, 2003


McAfee’s Knob – April 27, 2008

This next set is a little weak, but I like looking at the trees in the bottom right corner:


McAfee’s Knob – March 22, 2003


McAfee’s Knob – April 27, 2008

With this next set, the tree underneath the famous ledge is visibly taller. I also like how the puddle is still around:


McAfee’s Knob – March 22, 2008


McAfee’s Knob – April 27, 2008

This side of the mountain looks just as bare on April 27, 2008 as it did on March 22, 2003:


McAfee’s Knob – March 22, 2003


McAfee’s Knob – April 27, 2008

More pictures of McAfee’s Knob in 2003 and McAfee’s Knob in 2008 can by found on my Flickr site.

April 30, 2008 at 1:19 am 1 comment

Season Compare: Wind Rocks

It wasn’t a coincidence that I went up to Wind Rocks when it was brown. I was seeking out another season compare coupling. 🙂


Wind Rocks – August 27, 2006


Wind Rocks – April 23, 2008

More pictures of Wind Rocks in the Summer and Wind Rocks in the Early Spring are available on my Flickr site.

April 25, 2008 at 10:01 am 1 comment

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