Sunday, September 1, 2013

Blue Ridge Parkway - Day 2

Day two of our trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway was primarily around the Boone, NC area.  We took a couple of random trails and one that took us under the Linn Viaduct.  We also spent a little time at Blowing Rock which had an amazing view but was somewhat misleading in their advertising.  As a town, Blowing Rock has a neat little main street with candy, ice cream, and souvenir shops.  As for the Blowing Rock attraction (the rock); supposedly you can throw items over the edge of the rock and they'll come right back to you.  The sign at the entrance to Blowing Rock even has a lady holding on to a small child who appears to be floating off of the edge of the rock.  My daughter threw a leaf over the edge and it fell gracefully to its death as did everything else we tried.  Good thing there was a view!  

We finished our day on another random trail that paralleled a stream and the road.  All together day two included about 6 miles of beautiful trails with plenty of photo opportunities.  Enjoy!

All shots taken with a Canon Rebel T4i and a Tamron 18-270 lens with minor editing in Picasa.

1/100, f/5, ISO 100, 35mm

1/250, f/8, ISO 100, 39mm

1/60, f/4, ISO 500, 32mm

I liked the texture when this was cropped down a bit.
1/40, f/3.5, ISO 250, 29mm

1/30, f/3.5, ISO 200, 29mm

1/160, f/8, ISO 100, 21mm

1/160, f/5, ISO 125, 91mm

1/200, f/8, ISO 100, 18mm  Blowing Rock - The View 

1/100, f/5.6, ISO 100, 18mm
Blowing Rock (The Attraction That Isn't)

1/30, f/3.5, ISO 125, 18mm

1/13, f/5, ISO 100, 35mm
Same location as above photo with a different focal point.
1/40, f/3.5, ISO 640, 21mm

1/60, f/4.5, ISO 100, 18mm
Although I have a similar picture the optical
illusion my wife 
captured was far more
pronounced so I chose to share hers.  

Canon Rebel XT and Sigma 18-200 lens

 1/40, f/4.5, ISO 200, 42mm

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