2020-10-23 – Blue Ridge Parkway

Dateline: October 23, 2020

Chasing Fall Colors

The three “Phototeers” got going early on crisp October morning to try and capture some of the fall colors that were left.

We headed toward Ocoee and stopped at the Cypress trees on Parksville Lake.  The sun was lighting up the cypress’s fall red colors and making them glow.  Additionally, there was still some fog hanging around in the background.

We took several shots of the cypress trees and then headed on out to the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.  Once we got on the parkway we stopped at many of the scenic views pull offs and took many images of the views.

While the fall colors were not as brilliant as a week or so before our visit, there were still many colors that popped when we photographed them.

We took our time on the parkway and then we decided to head back toward home.  Our mapping program steered down off the parkway on one of the many back roads in that part of the state.  We were humming right along coming down from the mountain until we rounded a curve and BAM!!, there was a fantastic waterfall that was right on the side of the road.

So, we skidded to a stop and parked on the side of the road, got our gear out and took several shots of the Sunburst Waterfalls.  And, none of us had ever heard of Sunburst Falls or been there.  So, it was the bonus for the day.

After shooting at the waterfall for about an hour, we loaded up once again and headed home.

It was a long day for us and as for myself no one had to rock me to sleep that night.

Below are my keepers from the day’s adventure.

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