By Aila Boyd

aboyd@ourvalley.org

Editor’s note: This article is the fifth in a series of articles that will feature all 14 artists that will be participating in the 2019 Open Studios-Botetourt tour on October 26 and 27. Each week leading up to the two-day event, The Herald will feature one artist – highlighting their passion for their chosen artform.

Dan Jones, a Fincastle-based photographer, loves taking photos of things that bring joy to him.

A Botetourt native, Jones and his wife moved from Blue Ridge to Fincastle roughly 20 years ago. Prior to his retirement in 2016, Jones was a family physician. He now spends his days capturing the picturesque views from his front porch and searching for striking landscapes throughout the county with his dog, Lucy. “Botetourt County is a fantastic place to do photography,” he said. He added that he particularly enjoys taking photos of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Fincastle, and the history of the county.

Jones has been passionate about photography since he was a young man. He first took up photography shortly before starting medical school. “I was living in Richmond at the time. I was out visiting different…



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