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Kyle Wilson
Attended University of Maryland, College Park
Lives in Clayton, NC
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Lookin' Good 

  A satisfied customer just sent me photos of my photography hanging on the walls of her home ! This has made my day. I am so flattered when people hang my work on their walls. I am truly humbled.


(seen here is Country Church at Sunrise and Boiler Room

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Thank you for purchasing End Of The Road !! 

A recent visitor to one of my shows saw this work, took a card, and then ordered it a few days later. I pass out a lot of cards at my shows because you just never know when a person will be in the mood to shop. 


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+Seth G - My camera is the Canon Rebel T3i and the lens I used was the 18-55mm , I think.

But this is the product of more than just the camera. I use a process called HDR , High Dynamic Range, photography. 
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Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones 

The way out of town....
.....was empty, quite, and forsaken. 

Right behind Main Street in Bramwell, West Virginia, is this street. 
One can imagine a time not so long ago when it was bustling with business, people and life. 

Only Ghosts remain now.

(and perhaps a Walker or two) 
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Fantasy Scenes from Real Locations -- The Walking Dead  
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Main Street, Bramwell WV. has seen better days. Much better.

 In fact, Bramwell is best known for having the largest number of millionaires per capita of any town in America in the late 1800s. Bramwell once had as many as thirteen millionaires living there at one time in the early 20th century.  There are still many mansions in this area that stand as a testament to it's (once) large wealth. 

" In 1873 the extensive West Virginia coal fields started in Bramwell and extended over forty miles. Bramwell's wealth was supported by the Pocahontas coalfields, which employed 100,000 miners. At one time, the Norfolk & Western railroad had 14 trains a day stopping in Bramwell ". 

 Then the depression hit. Then a large fire. Then came the recent and on going " War On Coal ". All these elements have combined and closed a large number of coal mines in this area of the country. Bramwell is trying to put on a brave face, spruce up it's Main Street and try to promote tourism. But working in a hotel or restaurant does not pay the bills like coal mining once did. 
Such a shame. 

(photo © 2015 Kyle Wilson)

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What in incredibly sweet and heartfelt comment +Maria Gagnon ! I am humbled.
Thank you. 

Stay tuned. Maybe a book may be in my future. It doesn't cost anything to explore that option, right? 
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2015 Calender Of Events 

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First Sale of the day!

Country Curch at Sunrise

This photo remains my most popular and best selling photograph.

See this one and so many more today at the Acorn Festival in Four Oaks NC
County Church at Sunrise

  Where the pavement ends and the dirt road begins is where you will find this country church. It sits #LeftBehind   on a gravel road in rural Garner, North Carolina, surrounded by farms and fields.
   One can imagine a time, not so long ago, when people would walk here on a Sunday morning. 
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Cabin with Red Door 

An old homesteader's cabin in rural North Carolina. 

In talking with the neighbors, the owners visit here from Texas during summers and are trying to restore it a little bit at a time. 

(photo © 2015 Kyle Wilson)
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Memorial Day 

Faded Glory 

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West Virginia 

I love every minute I spend there and I can't wait to go back this summer. 

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Great shots!!! Love the trains and R R buildings!!
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The Corner Shop Diner 

 The other corner of Main Street in Bramwell WV features The Corner Shop Diner . It is a old fashioned soda fountain and diner. It is certainly not to be missed if you are in the area. 

    This is how Bramwell is trying to stay alive. They get business about 8 months out of the year from 4-wheeler enthusiasts, like myself, who ride the hundreds of miles of the Hatfield McCoy Trails. My Buds and I ate a least one meal a day on main street while we were there. I like to #buylocal  whenever I can. Can't wait to go back this summer! 

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If I could travel light and fast with all my gear I would
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All Aboard 

We now return you to your regular (non Mad Max) Stream.....

.... Last shot from the train museum in historic Bramwell WV. 

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Clayton, NC
Cary, NC - Durham, NC - Washington, D.C. - Fairfax, VA
Enthusiast Photographer.Gym Rat.Geek.Browncoat.
Pain or damage don’t end the world, or despair, or fuckin’ beatings. The world ends when you’re dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man — and give some back."
Al Swearengen (Deadwood)

I believe that anyone who says sex is overrated just hasn't done it properly
~Neil Gaimen

 I believe in an empty and godless universe of causal chaos, background noise, and sheer blind luck. 
~Neil Gaimen 

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A few years ago I made some dramatic changes in my life. One of them was losing ~40 pounds and totally changing and remaking myself. I became a GYM RAT in the process and working out is a large part of my life. 

Kyle 3.0 is the current version of me. Will it be the last ? Stay tuned. 

I like Tech, gadgets, Movies and Sci-Fi. Some of my favorite authors include William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, Neil Gaimen and Vernor Vinge. 

Favorite movies include:

Mad Max: Fury Road !!!!
District 9
Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind

I love Halloween and RenFests. 

Most recently I won 2nd place in Cary Photographic Artists 6th Annual Open Juried Show.
( for my work “Boiler Room”
Before that I participated in both the 2013 Clayton Harvest and Music Festival and the 2013 Cary Lazy Daze.

 Some history on me….

I fell into, then out of, then back into photography.

   I grew up in rural southern Maryland and attended the University of Maryland where I majored in Political Science.   While in college I assisted my dad, who had retired from the State Police, with wedding and portrait photography.  My dad’s teachings in photography were traditional.  He on the Hasselblad and me on the Canon 35mm is how I learned the basics.  He was awesome at his craft and a great teacher.
    I also learned that wedding and portrait photography was A LOT of hard work. I did not want to do that for a living so I fell out of photography after graduating from college. I was a shutterbug from then…..taking snapshots of family events and vacations; nothing special due to lack of inspiration.
    A few years ago I changed careers, from middle management into the I.T. field, which I love. Around that time two changes occurred nearly simultaneously: I moved and I discovered photography again. More specifically I discovered the powerful software tools that were available to “bring a photograph to life”.

      I moved from Cary, NC to Clayton, NC.-from the ‘suburbs’ to the ‘country’. I was fascinated by what I found Left Behind in this area. Barns, farmhouses, industries, belongings, memories….all Left Behind.  I grabbed my camera and started taking pictures of what I found fascinating.  In the spring of 2012 I seriously started taking photos and I have not stopped!   

   The technology side of me became inspired by photos I found on the internet and that is when I discovered HDR Photography. High Dynamic Range Photography is perfect for my technical brain and My Vision. It allows me to fully capture what I saw when I took that shot. It really brings it to life.   My process usually involves taking 3 (or more) bracketed photos of the same shot: one under-exposed, one normal exposed, and one over-exposed. I then use powerful software tools to merge the three images into one. I will then tweak the photo anywhere from 1-2 hours until I get it ‘right’, until I say “Yes! That is what I saw!”  If I do it correctly, the colors are vibrant, the shadows are dark and the highlights are bright.
     I make limited edition prints at a local photo lab on archival paper which uses 100 year archival ink. I matte and frame my pictures at home…. while listening to Heavy Metal and singing off key…which is a whole other story.

    Thank you for joining me as I explore and record what was Left Behind

The other side of me? LOVES tinkering and building PCs. I am a power user and I like to get the most of my PC for gaming and my apps (Photoshop, Photomatix, ect..). I also enjoy helping people with their computers and providing technical support. 
Birthday: August 19th

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I once made it to the Final Round of Fear Factor
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