discover_carolinas Photos & Videos

41 minutes ago

Remember the sky that you were born under, know each of the star's stories. Remember the moon, know who she is. Remember the sun's birth at dawn, that is the strongest point of time. Remember sundown and the giving away to night. Remember your birth, how your mother struggled to give you form and breath. You are evidence of her life, and her mother's, and hers. Remember your father. He is your life, also. Remember the earth whose skin you are: red earth, black earth, yellow earth, white earth brown earth, we are earth. Remember the plants, trees, animal life who all have their tribes, their families, their histories, too. Talk to them, listen to them. They are alive poems. Remember the wind. Remember her voice. She knows the origin of this universe. Remember you are all people and all people are you. Remember you are this universe and this universe is you. Remember all is in motion, is growing, is you. Remember language comes from this. Remember the dance language is, that life is. Remember. Joy Harjo

4 hours ago

@shawnmitchellphoto is running the gallery today from 11-5! • . Crabtree Falls is one of the coolest cascading waterfalls in the area! Especially after a heavy rain! Come check out this print! • . Medium: Fine Art Satin Paper Satin finish on Float Plaque Photographer: @shawnmitchellphoto Size: 16”x24” Price: $250 • . LightWorks Gallery is located at 112-3 Clubhouse Dr, Banner Elk, NC. Off 105 in Foscoe • . . #fineartphotography #blueridgemountains #boonenc #bannerelk #northcarolina #photographygallery #fineartphotos #photographicart #localphotography #smallbusiness #supportlocal #828isgreat #ncmountains #ashevilletrails #pisgahnationalforest #blueridgeparkway #grandfathermountain #scenicnc #appalachianmountains #blueridgemoments #appalachian_explorers #lovetheoutdoors #stayoutside #discover_carolinas #photography #ncoutdoor_inc #exploreboone #visitnc #booneview #buylocalart

6 hours ago

Finally after three tries ( closes Saturday’s at 3) got a chance to visit this adorable cafe & brought along a friend, Catch it on on my stories before it expires to see it all. Also sharing my #Indonesia trip over the next two weeks on my stories as they pop up daily on my memories since I was not on ig two years ago but was always an explorer sharing my trips with loved ones ( few islands including Lombok, Jakarta , jogja and one other one I can’t recall at the moment but it will come up as I post.It’s actually pretty fun and informative too with even some brief history info ). It’s not Bali’s trip , Bali 1-4 is saved on here as I went to Indonesia twice. 🌏✈️

6 hours ago

Spent the morning communing with nature while @ajulianna13 really got in touch with the trail!

7 hours ago

// 🌻 Happy Sunday 🌻 // . . . . They're back! This is when you know we're getting toward the end of summer ☀️ . . . Be sure to tag #explorewaxhaw in your sunflower photos!

7 hours ago

After a four and a half hour drive to upstate, we finally made it up to Table Rock State Park. It was so much fun! The kids loved playing in the waterfalls and taking a paddle boat out on the lake. After a morning of playing in the water and hiking we grabbed lunch at this tourist trap place that offered southern favorites such as boiled peanuts, sweet tea, and handmade fries! We stuffed ourselves then drove a short distance to Devil's Fork State Park, where we were amazed by the beauty of the area. #veteranlife #scstateparks #womenwhoexplore #discover_carolinas #outdooradventures #mysouthernliving #discoverSC #onlyinsouthcarolina #natgeotravel #getoutandexplore #samsung #hikingadventures #hiking #getoutandhike #thewildiscalling #travellife #trailmothers #appalachianmountains #appalachiantrail

8 hours ago

Setting Up - A fellow nightscaper setting up his shot of what's left of the "Hurricane Tree" on Sunset Beach a few weeks ago. Nightscapes are more than just images of the stars, they need interesting foreground as well.⁠⠀ -⠀⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀ If you enjoy my photography please consider helping me continue to take great photos by supporting me on Patreon - link in my profile⁠⠀ -⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀ Images available for purchase at⠀⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀ -⠀⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⠀⁠⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀ #milkyway #sunsetbeach #astrophotography #stars #milkywaychasers #northcarolina #natgeospace #sigmaphoto #scphotographer #nikon #night #nightimages #nightshooterz #nikonartists #YourShotPhotographer #NikonD750 #NikonUSA #discover_carolinas #nightscaper #longexposure #longexpohunter #milkywaygalaxy #newmilkyway #lonelyplanet #clouds #astrophotographer #nightskyphotography #driftwood ⁣⁠⠀ ⁠⠀

10 hours ago

"People may forget your words, but they will never forget your vibes" -unknown

18 hours ago

Some nights you take what you can get.

21 hours ago

Hidden in Plane Sight 🛩👀

1 day ago

A sunset at Cowee Mountain Overlook this past Spring. The “Fall Like” colors of the foliage on the tree has me looking forward to Autumn.

1 day ago

Queen of the Falls 👑 🌳

1 day ago

I like to shoot because it gets me outside. But while I’m outside, I need something to do. Photography is the perfect outdoor activity. It motivates me to explore the land. 📸: @billmeissner

1 day ago

distant memory

1 day ago

When a photo is this stunning we can almost forget there is now a fence around the ruins. (Followers: when you see people abusing or defacing one of the beautiful landmarks of the Carolinas, tell them to stop ruining it for the rest of us. ) ————————————————————. Featured Artist: ————————————————————. Admin: @davemcada ————————————————————. Tag @discover_carolinas or use #discover_carolinas to be featured. Please visit the page of our featured artist for more incredible pictures. . . . #discover_carolinas #carolinas #scenic #travel #Explore #outside #southerncharm #hiking #southeast #beautifulplaces #sc #oldsheldonchurch #oldsheldonchurchruins #reflection #ruins #yemassee #protectourparks

1 day ago

We double dog dare you to try to have a bad day when bubbles are a staple in your life!!!

1 day ago

Your Daily Photo Tip from After rainstorms in the Blue Ridge is the best time to be out photographing! We got to the Craggy Pinnacle trail one morning last week just after heavy rains passed through, and before crowds of hikers came up the trail. Chris finally got a shot of this ancient Sweet Birch tree that he’s been wanting to get for a long time with these conditions.⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Join us for a unique experience to unleash your creative spirit and expand your appreciation of Mother Nature through the lens of your camera! Visit our website for details and tour booking.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dailyphototips #nature #naturephotography #travelphotography #phototours #visualstory #myfujilove #creativeexpression #creativephotography #optoutside #828isgreat ❤️ #imagebreak #blueridgemoments #tree_magic #treerootsgonewild #explorecarolinas #discover_carolinas #on1pics #brpfoundation #blueridgemountains #avlphototours #blueridgenps

1 day ago

I don’t care much for 🌻but @fashionpolice843 wanted to come here and I wanted to check out #boonehall so it worked out. Only this picture wasn’t mine ( from google) and when we went it wasn’t the season to be this alive( is this even the right word? 🤔😅) Stay tuned for more adventures with me and her later today ( if weather permits, it may rain all day) 🌏. She told me she’s happy she met me (as I’m happy I met her ) as I’m taking her along my adventures in Charleston getting to know new places. She’s not the first local that’s told me this though( although I’m almost done with my major spots but I still have a place almost every weekend to explore , for past Ventures , you can check out my sc 1-9 highlights and Daniel island 1-2 highlights and sc home 1-4 highlights for more). It’s similar to how I was in #Michigan , I did try to explore as much as I could whenever there was a new place but I was busy checking off my bucket list elsewhere ✈️ and with limited pto/busy schedule, only so much one can do but nonetheless thankful for it all and all I did , get to do and will do . Do you explore your home town? #sunflowers #flowerfields #photography

1 day ago

"Never tell the sky's the limit, when there are footprints on the moon!" -unknown

1 day ago

Why even consider editing this? Beautiful glow tonight. #emeraldcabin

1 day ago

Making friends with the Velveteen Rabbit ❤️

2 days ago

What brings you joy? What will fill you with joy this weekend?! If you abide in Me and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you. In this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be My disciples. Just as the Father has loved Me, I also have loved you. Abide in My love! If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and your joy may be full. ‭‭John‬ ‭15:7-11‬ ‭ . . . #pineknollshores #outdoorphotography #familyphotography #beachphotography #beach #canonrebel #documentyourdays #childhoodunplugged #theartofchildhood #letthekids #explorecarolina #100vibez #discover_carolinas #visitnc #raw_beaches #total_water #raw_waters #natgeo #natgeopix #naturephotography #findyourcoast #travelphotography #raw_community_member #project_faceless #creativesofcarolina #nccollectives #northstate_collectives #sweetcarolinacollaborative

2 days ago

We ate unbelievably well on our trip to Charleston! One of our most memorable meals was brunch at The Obstinate Daughter on Sullivan's Island. The lowcountry "food fort" pays homage to the island's revolutionary war history and beloved food of the south, with influences from Italy, France and Spain. Scroll for all the goodness ➡️➡️➡️ 1. Bucatini carbonara with farm fresh egg & pancetta (out of this world good, only available on the brunch menu) 2. Grouper crudo special with leche de tigre foam 3. Frogmore Chowder, lowcountry boil meets creamy chowder 3. Geechie frites (aka polenta fries) with salsa Rosa, a nod to Gullah culture

2 days ago

👋 Get out of the car and into some fun in Elizabeth City! 🚣🏽‍♂️🎣 Click the link in our profile to read a short blog about all the fun to explore—from wildlife to splash pads to kayaks! Or you can just put your feet up and enjoy the view. 😉 Come see us. 👋 #VisitECity

2 days ago

Morning miles through the forest.