I am most proud to say that this image I had the great fortune of capturing, was chosen as a Top Ten image from over 2000 entries with Our State Magazine.

I quite literally froze to an almost icecicle state while waiting for gale force winds to form and drive this very apocolyptic cloud bank over the quaint town of Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

The sheer mass of this billowy bank, hovering so menacingly above the brilliantly autumn bedecked valley below really drove home the point of just how fragile and vulnerable life can be.


scenery, north carolina, landscapes, blowing rock, mountains, blue ridge, fall, autumn


  • barkeypf
    barkeypfalmost 3 years ago

    Wow! Great depth. I can feel the wind.

  • Hi Paul, Thanks so much! I can’t get enough of this place and really enjoy going up there. It is so peaceful and you just never know what you’ll find there.

    – Steve Mezardjian

  • AngieBanta
    AngieBantaalmost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous Scenic capture!!! Congrats on your state magazine!! That is very cool!!! You are a dedicated photographer! Bravo! :o)

  • Hi Angie, Thank you so much for your gracious compliments.
    Steve :~)

    – Steve Mezardjian

  • loiteke
    loitekealmost 3 years ago

    Great image

  • Thanks so much Meeli! I always look forward to your thoughts and comments…

    – Steve Mezardjian

  • John Schneider
    John Schneideralmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations, breathtaking image!! – John

  • Thanks a million John! I highly reccomend you mark this as a spot to vist on your next trip to the Carolinas!

    – Steve Mezardjian

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