aerial photography Harvest Time in Southwest Virginia Wise County Virginia

Harvest Time – Aerial America Collection

My 87 year-old mother says it is harvest time for many of the fruits and vegetables of her Southwest Virginia garden. Berrys in the cages have come and gone, as have the sugar beets. This week she is working through the patchwork to pick tomatoes, cucumbers, and broccoli. Next week, she expects the first of her potatoes, beans, and corn to be ready.


camera: FC220 | aerial platform: DJI Mavic Pro
focal length: 4.7mm | exposure: f/2.2 – 1/804 – iso 100


aerial photography Flat Gap Mountain Wise County Virginia

Flat Gap Mountain – Aerial America Collection

West of Wise, Virginia, are the etched remains of Flat Gap Mountain. The stratigraphic sequence exposed in the area is approximately 4800 feet thick and ranges in age from Upper Mississippian to Middle Pennsylvanian. This sequence is mainly siltstone, sandstone, and coal, although a few beds of shale and limestone are present.1


camera: FC220 | aerial platform: DJI Mavic Pro
focal length: 4.7mm | exposure: f/2.2 | 1/1923 | iso 100


1Nolde, Jack E, et al. “Geology of the Virginia Portion of the Flat Gap Quadrangle.” Geology of the Virginia Portion of the Flat Gap Quadrangle, Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy, 1988, www.dmme.virginia.gov/commercedocs/PUB_71.pdf.