I have been yearning for some unpolluted night-time sky recently. As I live close to downtown Raleigh, it's difficult to see, let alone capture the number of stars that are right above our heads. Whiteside mountain sits between Cashiers and Highlands, NC. Whiteside Cove offers a magnificent view of the rocky face. Venturing out with a flashlight after 10pm this past weekend, I hiked to this barn and made this image. The crescent moon had already set, so the only illumination comes from the night sky.
Worked as a photographer in Raleigh for over 30 years in various capacities from news photojournalism and sports photography in the 80's to corporate annual report and advertising into the 2000's. Simon has produced greeting cards which have sold over 3 million copies and counting.