Blog #96 – Blue Ridge Parkway

Looking Glass Falls
Looking Glass Falls

One of the most photogenic places to photograph in the fall is the Blue Ridge Parkway, specifically, in the mountains of western North Carolina, Many visitors flock to the Parkway to take in the views and to see the color of the fall leaves.

Looking Glass Falls is one of the prime spots for fall photos. It is a location that is right on the parkway.  The only requirement is the need take the stairs down to the falls–not an arduous hike.  Its popularity makes it a difficult location to photograph. So many people will visit and  climb over the rocks for a good view  that you will not be able to get a photo with no people.

To get a jump start on our 2nd morning at the Blue Ridge Parkway we arose early and got out at about dawn. We were the first ones there and had the falls to ourselves for about an hour or so.

Later we had a chance to photograph a hillside of trees that had lost leaves from the wind, leaving the white branches underneath exposed and looking like limbs on a skeleton.

Skeleton Trees
Skeleton Trees

 

Sunlit Ridges
Sunlit Ridges

Sunlight fades on the mountain ridges in late afternoon as many shades of yellow fade into the blue of evening.

 

Return for another photograph of autumn on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Thanks for visiting.