Description Forest Light - Appalachian Trail Blue Ridge Mountains NC A beautiful patch of light breaking through heavy fog in the forest off of the Appalachain Trail between Roan Mountain Tennessee and Spruce Pine North Carolina. I saw this spot of light from a distance while doing some off-trail exploration during my 'Spring in the Highlands' workshop last year and just had to reach it to get a shot. The conditions on this morning were less than ideal for outdoor photography with cold temps, high winds, and heavy fog hampering our efforts. With the poor conditions at hand and a few folks thinking about giving up on finding something good to shoot, I spent much of the morning with my group discussing the ability to see good light and find a shot in any given conditions. As we headed up the trail I noticed these small pockets of warm light moving through the forest below us, and after a brief time chasing them discovered this lovely spot where all seemed right in the world. There was no wind, no sound, it was as if we had walked into an oasis of peace and quiet, beautiful nature bathed in this wonderful warm light. While not every day offers epic sunrises and sunsets over distant mountain ranges, there is always beauty to be found around us if we look for it. Faves and Comments are appreciated, thanks Hope you enjoy it!
Dave Allen, Hendersonville, NC Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement Dave Allen is an internationally published landscape photographer who is based in Asheville, NC. His work has been featured around the world in fine art galleries, books, calendars, and magazines including Outdoor Photographer, National Geographic, Backpacker Magazine, and many more.
Winner of the prestigious Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition and voted 'Best Photographer' in 2013 by Blue Ridge Country Magazine's popular reader's poll, Dave's landscape images showcase the natural beauty of the southern Appalachians with a strong visual impact that is instantly recognizable. Much of his acclaimed portfolio of fine art landscape photography is centered around the stunningly beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the east coast of the Carolina's including the Outer Banks of NC and Charleston SC.
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