This is one very special place to photograph. The Valley is steeped in history, conflict and tradition. It was known as the breadbasket of the Confederacy during the Civil War and its strategic importance made it important for both the Union and Confederate Armies to control. It was the scene of three major war campaigns. Battle re-enactments, museums, memorabilia, road-side signs and flags all remind us today that not too long ago this Valley was premium real estate in the Civil War. On a lighter note, the Valley was the setting for the 1965 film titled 'Shenandoah' and if you like you can pull up the song entitled, 'Legends of Shenandoah' narrated by James Stewart. Or, you can listen to 'Take Me Home, Country Roads' by John Denver (although it only mentions the Shenandoah River which runs almost the entire length of the Valley). We did not even come close to covering this fabulous Valley. We want to return for more!
We fell in love with Virginia. There is so much to photograph that we could have stayed a year and not felt like we captured all the beauty and interest of the place.