This view is from an overlook near Pisgah Lodge on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. This is not the vibrant mountain sunset I expected to capture, but I’ve come to appreciate the Zen quality of it. ☺

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm, F/9.0, 1/160 sec, ISO 100.
Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park in NC (USA).
(2257 views on May 13, 2014)

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“The Smoky Mountains memories keep me strong…”
Smoky Mountain Memories is performed by Dolly Parton.

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  • Evita
    Evitaabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful image Jade !!! :D

  • Thank you, Evita!

    – SummerJade

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  • Charlene Aycock IPA
    Charlene Aycoc...about 5 years ago

    Beautiful image

  • Thanks so much!

    – SummerJade

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaabout 5 years ago

    Awesome work!

  • Thank you very much!

    – SummerJade

  • Kent Tisher
    Kent Tisherabout 5 years ago

    This is lovely.

  • Thank you, Kent!

    – SummerJade

  • ericseyes
    ericseyesabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous view, I always enjoy seeing the haze over mountains like this. Well done.

  • Thank you so very much for ALL your kind words!

    – SummerJade

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisabout 5 years ago

    Lovely work!

  • Thanks, Barbara!

    – SummerJade

  • henrihan
    henrihanalmost 5 years ago

    A beautiful capture Jade.

  • Thanks, Henri!

    – SummerJade

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 5 years ago

    beautiful view and capture

  • Thanks so much, Kathy!

    – SummerJade

  • jeffrae
    jeffraealmost 5 years ago

    Beauty you have captured in this shot.

  • Thank you, Jeffrae!

    – SummerJade

  • LeviMoore
    LeviMoorealmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful photograph.
    I love your composition with the branches in the forground and that great vista in the back.
    Nice job on the exposure also. It really lends well to the “mood” of the photo.
    Well done.

  • Levi, your words mean a lot coming from a true professional artist. Thank you so much! ~Jade

    – SummerJade

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