"Virginia Sky" (Video) How Fortunate We Really Are ~ BadWolf DC

This is a guest post from filmmaker Ian Reid. Ian's film, 'Virginia Sky', reminds me of how fortunate we are to live in the DMV, how accessible the films featured spots (and many others) are to us all, and how most of us do not take advantage, and visit them

My thanks to Ian for a beautiful film and reminding us what beauty is just a short distance away.

I've been thinking a lot lately about how much life we miss out on by thinking that rest requires a trip to the Caribbean or that to experience beauty requires a red-eye to France. Perhaps we're closer to paradise than we think. Perhaps we just have to look around us. With that thought, my team and I journeyed to the backyard of the nation's capital - the countryside of Northern Virginia. In such wild and pristine scenery it was hard to remember that we were just minutes away from an international city like Washington, DC.

All locations featured are within an hour and a half of DC:

  • Harpers Ferry, WV
  • The Potomac River
  • The Shenandoah River
  • Paris, VA
  • The Blueridge Mountains
  • Berryville, VA


Music courtesy of CONVOLV. enjoy this piece and more of his work at musicbed.com/artists/convolv/43309 

All footage shot from the DJI Inspire. 

Inspire Operator: Jacob Hurst (Kinemat Motion) Camera Operator: Ian Reid (Distant Moon)
Editing/Sound Design: Distant Moon

Virginia Sky: 6 Stunning Destinations Near Washington DC | The Poor Traveler

When we look out the window and think about beautiful places, our minds tend to dash across continents and over seas that we tend to overlook what lies right in our front lawn. The search for wonder doesn’t necessarily need to take you far, far away.

To me, the American state of Virginia falls right under the category of “across continents and over seas.” But not for DC-based filmmaker Ian Anthony Reid, one of the creative minds behind a video called Virginia Sky.

“How often do we miss the beauty that surrounds us?” he asks. “Perhaps beauty isn’t something merely to be experienced by those who travel. Perhaps, beauty surrounds us, no matter where we live.”

Reid and his team explored the DC backyard, the countryside of the northern part of Virginia, and captured the serene but extraordinary charm of six sites, all within an hour and a half from the US capital: The Potomac River, the Shenandoah River, Harpers Ferry, the Blueridge Mountains, Paris (VA), and Berryville (VA).

“In such wild and pristine scenery it was hard to remember that we were just minutes away from an international city like Washington, DC,” he adds.

http://www.thepoortraveler.net/2015/07/northern-virginia-sky-video-washington-dc/