More Fall photos 2012

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I am totally hijacking the other thread, so decided to start a new one. I can't help myself. You know how when you get the perfect photo you just know it?

I live for this stuff.  80 degrees today, blue skies and I loaded up the Challenger with the dog, the eldest child, a picnic lunch, bottle of water and camera with multiple lenses and headed up onto the Blue Ridge Parkway.  We have not had a day of for yonks! You know how determined I am to get out and get some of these fall leaves!

Before getting there I saw this! I literally had reverse back down the road after I zipped by this scene that caught my eye, I just knew I had to capture this photo!

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Great photos JB! Thanks for sharing.

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Today's pic.

In case I forgot to mention, this B&B is for SALE, click here for more details! We want someone to love her as much as we do! 

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Hey..just wait for Sandy to blow in and you won't have to rake up your leaves Smiling

That's what we are doing.

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I warned you all! I have to share these with you, I MUST I MUST!

This is MY side of the mountains. We are in the eastern foothills, the shadow of the Blue Ridge I call it, the eastern slope. We are just 15 miles to the Blue Ridge Parkway (and this is the countryside you drive through to get there).  I need these photos for marketing.  You see people want to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, stay somewhere up on the Blue Ridge Parkway, but you need to see things from afar to appreciate them.

Imagine having breakfast and fine coffee here at the inn then heading out this road...this is what it is all about!

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Beautiful...just beautiful!  Coffee on the porch is always wonderful there...

 

 

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Fall is still here in the Foothills...we have another week to get in on some of this! Come on out and see us (we have rooms open next week!)

This is Franklin County Virginia y'all...

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Have you done any tweaking to this pics?  The colors are so vibrant, but it looks as if the saturation has been increased a bit.  They're beautiful!  Is it just your camera or have you blessed them with some extra WOW Factor?  

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K9 wrote:

Have you done any tweaking to this pics?  The colors are so vibrant, but it looks as if the saturation has been increased a bit.  They're beautiful!  Is it just your camera or have you blessed them with some extra WOW Factor?  

If there is a frame around the image i used a filter that looks a bit throw-back to kodachrome, if no frame no adjustment.  I have seen so many lately that are AMPED UP and it kind of makes me mad. So when I do it, the frame is there to say as much. 

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Beautiful!  We really miss out on the Fall colors here.  We have some, but not a brilliant display really.  Thanks for sharing!!

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Now for the rest of the story...
Please read my blog on the little Kodak moment I had yesterday HERE

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I spent the past  few days out on Skyline Drive and around the valley taking pics. It is gorgeous. The photos don't do it justice, but go here to see a few.

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Great pix!

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Love the craggy boulders shot. Yeah I know what you mean, it seems like the sun is washing them out, when in reality they are quite colorful. I saw a few of mine today that way, just the direction of the sun in the image. Need a UV or polarizing filter or something. 

GORGEOUS! And see that is SKYLINE DRIVE, STILL BLOOMIN' BEAUTIFUL! I am into these leaves til the last one falls...

Empty Nest let me ask your opinion, if you have a chance to take a similar photo of fall leaves and a winding road, would you like better:

a) a winding road going down,

or b) a winding road going up? (not a flat road, but an incline or decline).  

Your photo 18 appears to go down and I really like that. Your photo 22 goes up (both gradually). Which do you think is more appealing? I only ask as I was able to take so many today I was wondering if I was spinning my wheels with one or the other?

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my opinion (though you didn't ask for it) is I like the one going down better.  I felt the movement more than the one going up and was more intrigued by what might be found down there.

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my opinion (though you didn't ask for it) is I like the one going down better.  I felt the movement more than the one going up and was more intrigued by what might be found down there.

I was actually thinking that of course it depends on what is at the bottom, ie looking down Lombard Street in San Fran. But if it were teh same TYPE image, of fall leaves and winding roads...I think I agree with you K9. I think going down leads the mind onward more than up...

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hmmm, i never really thought about it. up down?? I just take what appeals to me, or just point and shoot. I took several dozen with my tablet camera and i know it is lower rez, but they look so great on the tablet.

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This part of the Blue Ridge Parkway is in our county, the image is facing our County. This is one of the places on my picnic package personalized list of special places, I am never sure if anyone listens to me and just drives around to find a spot, I have directions and a photo of this, amongst others (lake-front, waterfall etc).

The guests told me all week the leaves were done, I took this photo today about 1pm. Are the leaves done? Not sure what the heck they were looking at...but this was from my own hand, my own Nikon today.

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beautiful!!! the leaves are not done, until the branches are bareSmiling

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And every year I get asked what's the best week to see the foliage? Guests want to come back next year and asked if they should come a week earlier. I really don't know! It depends on the weather. The rain, the temp, the frosts.

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I really don't understand sometimes what guests think foliage season is. Every leaf changed at the same time? A one day event?

In my yard right now I have trees that are glorious. And trees that are completely bare. And trees that are still green.

 

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Madeleine wrote:

I really don't understand sometimes what guests think foliage season is. Every leaf changed at the same time? A one day event?

In my yard right now I have trees that are glorious. And trees that are completely bare. And trees that are still green.

 

I'll tell ya what, having the them all go different times and end up on the road with them crunching under the tires is heavenly, I love it.  

Everyone goes home and they do their thang here. Click here for one more. What I liked about this and WHY I took it (as I was driving) was the bare tree. It was groovy.

I promise, that's it until tomorrow, haha

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Madeleine wrote:

I really don't understand sometimes what guests think foliage season is. Every leaf changed at the same time? A one day event?

In my yard right now I have trees that are glorious. And trees that are completely bare. And trees that are still green.

 

Sounds like my hills.

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No wonder you could not pass it up. Fantastic shot!!

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Same place as the Blue Ridge Country Getaway, just down the road a-spell...you can see it near the pond.

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Another from today: A Blue Ridge Country Getaway

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that is beautiful!  I want to be there

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that is beautiful!  I want to be there

K9 you know where I am, the next time you can getaway from it all, come and stay with us. It is a real treasure to meet other innmates from the forum.  I know there is a meeting today in the NE! 

We are probably how far 6 hours from you? I am not sure. Please know you are invited any time!

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I appreciate that!  We were just talking yesterday about getting out of dodge & staying at a B&B somewhere.  It would be our first cool

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I appreciate that!  We were just talking yesterday about getting out of dodge & staying at a B&B somewhere.  It would be our first cool

I would love to have you and meet you, and serve you here. From Blue Ridge to Blue Ridge. Smiling Of course, as innkeepers we always tend to travel when it is not the prettiest since it is off season, and I wish it weren't the case, but we gotta do what we gotta do! Getting out of dodge and taking a break is in order.

Most of the innmates have been here when it is frigid, but the warmth is there from the meeting, and well worth it!

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yes  We're going to take you up on that!  Thank you!

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wow what awesome pixs.

 

We have our first snow fall in the mountain.!!!!! Very strange for this time of year. WE are all in shock. Glad I be going down south sooner I hope . Got to get over those dang mountains before the snow is deep .

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