I took three attempts to take this photo. The first two times I was interrupted by incoming sound of the car. One time from the south, another time from the north. Both have the same curve as you see in this photo, so you could not see the car, you hear it first, then it shows up and they drive at least 40+ miles/hour on this mountain road. So I did what any sane person would do, grabbed my tripod and walked off the parkway… of course for some folks me being on the parkway taking photos might not sound as being sane…but hey if not, then you would not be able to see this photo…someone has to do it.
Black Friday is going in full swing as this post and photo going online. I’ll be sleeping probably till around 9AM…not much into Black Friday action. Those who are, hope you get whatever you seek.
Another Autumn photo for you guys to see, with perfect mirror reflection. As it is customary for my Friday photos, the location is for you to figure out and tell the rest where it is, and usually you are on top of it early in the morning. This one is probably going to be an easy one, not like the last week.
Continuing with Autumn photos theme, here is another one from this years’ colorful season. We were hiking around Linville Falls when I took this photo. This is somewhere half a mile or so above the falls.
One thing is missing in any visual art is the sense of smell. I love the smell of Autumn leaves, and when they are in such abundance, the intensity of it is so strong. I remember being at this park and inhaling the smells of it, feeling it with all of my senses, enjoying it. At least watching at this photo reminds about it, this is one of many reasons I take them, remind me of cool places I had a chance to visit.
For the next few days I’m going to try and post mostly Autumn photos. The Fall is almost over and I have yet to post anything with autumn colors. I’m not really sure how many I took this year, might have to go back to last year photos, I know I did take some nice photos last year and they are worth to bring back to the front page. Hopefully no one will get too tired of it.
Driving north on HW127, right before Endicott College, we saw a guy taking some photos into the forest. As I passed him I saw a little pond down below, some nice colors and the soft sun right on the trees. I had to stop, and thankfully there was one of the overflow parking lots for Endicott College just 200 meters or so from the spot. I had my 14-24 lens on the camera and from top of the HW it was too far away to take any photos. The guy was hand shooting and had a zoom lens, so he probably was OK. I went straight down the rocky slope to get close to the water. He saw me, said something to his wife and followed me down there as well. I guess I inspired him to get closer to the water as well. We chatted a bit, and immediately discovered that we both speak Russian. How funny is that. Anywhere I go I see bunch of Russians.
BTW, did you know that Endicott College is one of the most scenic colleges in America?