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ArtSpring in Thomas

Last weekend I finally slowed down long enough to see what all the commotion was about. We picked a good time for a first impression, as their Annual ArtSpring was in full swing when we pulled into town. I've never actually stopped in Thomas…
Tim Beard, Artist, Cheat River Festival
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Cheat River Festival 2016 Photos

Here are this year's photo highlights form the Cheat River Festival in Albright, West Virginia. I shot a lot of these images with Tara's new Sony A7ii, using my Nikon 50mm f1.2 (borrowing my friend Tim's Nikon lens adapter). They're a great…
Albright, Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Music, Places, West Virginia
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Cheat River Interview

The following are my responses to a recent FOC interview about the upcoming Cheat River Festival... What was it like growing up in the Cheat River Watershed? It gives and it takes..and gives. My entire immediate family comes from the Cheat…
Nature Conservancy Magazine
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Cheat River Takes a Turn

Published in Nature Conservancy Magazine I shot an assignment for The Nature Conservancy last spring featuring several aspects of the Cheat River. This February the story was published in Nature Conservancy magazine including two of my photographs…
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Fasnacht 2016

Fasnacht is the pre-lenten burning of Old Man Winter. It occurs on the Saturday before Ash Wednesday and is likened to Mardi Gras, with its roots in the Swiss Winterfest, but with it's own West Virginia flare.  When I first arrived in Helvetia…