The Seven Sisters Range of the Black Mountains in North Carolina is part of the Appalachian Mountains. Mt. Mitchell, though not seen here , is just to the left of this photo. It is the highest peak east of the MIssissippi River (6684’) and is accessible from the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is a state park there with a short trail to an observation tower on top of the mountain.
This view is from Mt Mitchell Golf Course in late afternoon .
Viewed 1018 times as of 11/06/09
Nikon D50. HDR. Three different exposures were merged together with Photomatix.



  • Pamela Kadlec
    Pamela Kadlecabout 6 years ago

    Nice piece of work Jane!

  • Thank you, Pam. It was very chilly though.

    – Jane Best

  • powerpuff
    powerpuffabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic shot – beautiful and peaceful.

  • Thank you, powerpuff. It was beautiful and peaceful there but also very cold!!!

    – Jane Best

  • naturelover
    natureloverabout 6 years ago

    Love everything about this- the background, the fantastic colours and light- stunning work Jane!!

  • Thank you, naturelover. I have played this golf course though not this time of year (closed for winter). I think every fairway has an awesome view of the surrounding mountains.

    – Jane Best

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomabout 6 years ago

    When I saw your title, “Seven Sisters” I was thinking of the wild roses by that name. However, this beautiful picture did not disappoint when I realized I was wrong about the roses.l

  • I didn’t realize there were wild roses called “Seven Sisters.” Interesting. Your part of the country has much higher mountains and I think it is easier to find vista shots there than in these mountains. Thanks for your compliment!

    – Jane Best

  • AnaCBStudio
    AnaCBStudioabout 6 years ago

    wow…beautiful scene Jane!

  • Thanks, AnaCB. I have played golf there-but not this time of year!

    – Jane Best

  • AngieM
    AngieMabout 6 years ago

    gorgeous capture!! love the layers here!!

  • Thank you, AngieM. I hardly recognized you as you have a new avatar!!! Very nice!!! (:

    – Jane Best

  • FelicityB
    FelicityBabout 6 years ago

    Glorious view and that lighting is wonderful

  • Thank you, FelicityB. Maybe I will go back up there and take some more photos when there is snow on the golf course too.

    – Jane Best

  • Grumpy02
    Grumpy02about 6 years ago

    Beautiful capture Jane

  • Thank you, Grumpy02. I was surprised there wasn’t more snow up there (Dec.2, 08).

    – Jane Best

  • mlou
    mlouabout 6 years ago

    Just beautiful, Jane! Love the composition!

  • Thank you, mlou. If I had had my golf clubs with me, I would have had the entire course to myself! (:

    – Jane Best

  • Ray4cam
    Ray4camabout 6 years ago

    Great photo! I really like the lighting.

  • Thank you, Ray4cam. This was taken late in the afternoon. I would like to have gotten Mt MItchell in the photo but I would have been shooting into the sun. WIll try to get up there and take more photos in the morning light.

    – Jane Best

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