Deep Roots by MichaelBollino

It’s a rare opportunity for me to shoot in the Appalachian Mountains, I place I explored endlessly in my late-teens/ early twenties before relocating to Oregon. My roots run deep there: it’s where I first lifted a backpack on to my back, slept in the open under a star-filled sky, and where my life long connection to the natural world first began. So it was really refreshing to find myself shooting this section of Shay’s Run under great conditions. Everything about shooting this place was visceral, from the deep earthy smells, to the rust colored waters, to the Appalachian twang of tourists. The place felt both strangely new and completely familiar at the same time, a reminder of a life I left behind, yet one which continues to impact and direct me to this day.

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Afternoon Rain by edwardreese

This is an image from a four-day, Halloween weekend down around the Blue Ridge Parkway and the surrounding areas. A last minute effort to try and catch the last of the Fall colors after missing out up in NJ.

Stopped at the Babcock State Park to shoot the famous Grist Mill, but as you can see, we missed the autumn colors there as well. The rain helped set up a moody shot though, and it was still a really amazing scene.

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Autumn Gorge by edwardreese

Went roaming around the Blue Ridge Parkway and the surrounding areas for a couple of days, looking for the last of the Fall colors. We crossed over this fantastic looking bridge purely by coincidence. Never even heard of it before.

Searched for some side roads and we eventually got down to the water line. Not much daylight left, but was able to get some decent shots in before the sun went down.

This is a three-shot panorama using a 10-stop ND filter.

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Dusk at the Mill by PerriSchelat

I have never seen a photograph of this mill at dusk with the lights on, so I decided to make one.

I usually photograph the grist mill from a vantage point showcasing the glade creek waterfall in front of the mill. On this visit the creek was dry and the waterfall wasn’t running, so I thought about other interesting vantage points.

I like this very much as an alternative to the other more familiar shots.

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