040804moon.jpgChrisitansburg Printing’s annual appointments calendar is out and features, this year, Floyd artisans, including Gibby Waitzkin, Pat Woodruff, Tara Hale, Cheryl Sweeney Bill Bell and this reporter.

They selected three of my photographs for this year’s use, although those who pick up the free calendar at various locations around the New River Valley will not know that two of the photographs are mine.

The photographer for the cover shot, taken as dawn was breaking over the valleys near Willis, is not identified in the calendar and a shot of a full, setting, harvest moon (above) over Buffalo Mountain Road is featured for January but Don Johnson is incorrectly identified as the photographer.

Don is a damn fine photographer and shoots landscapes that are far prettier than anything I produce but that full moon shot is one that I’m particularly proud of and he didn’t shoot it.

Oh well. They did use a shot of a firey red sunset along the Blue Ridge Parkway for August and I was correctly identified for that photo.

Kudos to Tara Hale for putting the project togetherand to Christiansburg Printing for featuring the county. It was nice to see Floyd artists and photographers get the attention — even with the errors.