A little over a week ago, I took a short road trip from Virginia to Tennessee, North Carolina and back. While the convenience of flying can’t be denied, there is something so great about being able to see the beauty of the country from the open road.
Photography Notes: I don’t always have my best cameras handy, and in all honesty, they aren’t always necessary. While I LOVE gear and have a slight addiction to Lensbaby, in particular (that’s a blog topic all it’s own), I often use my most basic DSLR and my GoPro when I’m on foot for longer periods or when hiking. For the images in this post, I used the following cameras: Nikon D850 (full frame), Nikon D3300 (crop) and my iPhone. Can you tell the difference?
First stop: Watauga Lake
Sightings from the road. If I hadn’t travelled via the open road, I would have never discovered any of this. Watauga Lake wasn’t my destination, but that changed when I saw those trees.
2nd stop: Cades Cove
If you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting Cades Cove at sunrise, I highly suggest you add it to your bucket list. It’s truly something special.
3rd stop: Grandfather Mountain
A view from a mile above sea level
4th stop: Mabry Mill
A lovely historic mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia
Bonus: A few fall sightings from home
As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my photography.