I took this one on the side of the Blue Ridge Parkway. If you ever had a chance to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway you’ll know that there are not too many spots where you can openly look from it and see unobstructed mountains. Trees and high brush are all over the sides of the parkway and while in some places you have designated view points with long range views, it is rear that you can see nearby ridges without something in front of you. This was one of those few opportunities where I could take a shot and not get anything in the foreground, well, almost, if you pay attention, there is a bit you can see, I just didn’t want to crop it all out.
One interesting observation about this ridge is how many dead trees are out there. I’m not sure if they would stand out as much during summer time, when everything is green and in full foliage, but with so many shades of Autumn colors it kind of stands out.