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WW: Moses Cone Manor

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The first Saturday in June, we enjoyed the day on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I had one spot in mind that I wanted to be sure to visit, since we missed out last time ~ the Moses Cone Manor

South of Boone, NC along the Blue Ridge Parkway (approx. mile marker 293).

Along the Blue Ridge Parkway, just south of Boone, NC is this old estate. Read more, here. (approx. mile marker 293). Linking with Skywatch Friday. (Nikon D7000 with attached Nikkor 18-105mm zoom lens)

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Wordless Wednesday: Near Devil’s Courthouse on BRPKY

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Have you been visiting the past two weeks? If so, then you know I am displaying archived photos from 2011 taken along the Blue Ridge Parkway. I took this photo below at the same time.

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captured with my small point n’ shoot Canon DS8800 camera

If my memory serves me correctly, then this is near Devil’s Courthouse on the Blue Ridge Parkway (milepost 422). With a few Fotor editing techniques, I changed the effect by applying a gray tint vignette to the below image…

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and, adjusting the grayscale to a preset called, Chimney here…

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The fog hung over us the entire day on this trip, but that’s not uncommon. There have been many times while visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway and find ourselves surrounded by the eerie beauty. That’s what makes part of the trip all the more enjoyable.

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Wordless Wednesday: Fog on the BRPKY

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In March 2011, we ventured a day trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway. We got on the parkway in the Boone, North Carolina area and travelled south. Like so many times over the years, this occasion was no different. A shroud of dense fog on the parkway offered limited views of the mountains while we drove but the ambiance is nothing short of a peaceful and a little eerie. The parkway isn’t heavily traveled  usually when the weather is like this but we rather enjoy it.

image captured with my small point n’ shoot Canon DS8800 camera

Right now, I can’t pinpoint where I took this picture. I seem to remember that there is a hiking trail nearby and there is a rather large graveled parking area that we pulled into.  I loved the awesomeness of the fog in the background, as it crept slowly over the trees.

Wordless Wednesday offers a chance for me to play around with my photos and share the results.  The fog along adds an artsy feel in itself to the above image, but when I dabble with some special effects and the mood changes in the picture.

Fotor effect – Sutro Fi
Fotor effect – Grayscale

The aura along the Blue Ridge Parkway with the rolling fog has mysterious and sometimes haunting feelings. If you’re a writer, an artist, or a photographer then you can expect to be inspired after driving in these conditions.

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