On this particular day the golden hour was not overly golden which presented a clear opportunity to go black and white. Cowee Overlook, Blue Ridge Parkway, NC.
Returned to this place after participating in a photo tour that stopped here briefly. The road is a mystical place where I could hang out for hours. I was blessed with an hour or so of mild overcast skies in the middle of the afternoon which tempered the contrast.
It pays to be clumsy sometimes. A new friend from a photo tour and I visited this place full of activities and drama long forgotten. On the way out I dropped my keys. When I turned around and kneeled down to pick them up I saw this view, I was there another 2o minutes…
This ancient majestic tree is almost too enormous to capture it’s grandeur. Again we lucked out with some light overcast skies and I choose black and white to minimize the distractions from all the bright summer clothing. The people also provide a sense of scale, let me tell you, this thing was gigantic.