Smoky Skies

The epitome of the Smokies and the Blue Ridge Mountains – hazy mountain tops and blah skies.  This region definitely has it’s spectacular sunsets, for sure, but more often than not the volatile summer weather patterns and valleys yield a foggy mess for us photogs.

While curating and editing pictures from this trip, my inclination was to toss this image because of the haze.  But on second thought, I decided to embrace it for what it is … while not an eye-popping sunset spectacular, it is nonetheless the quintissential reality of these mountain ranges in the summer.

As a counter punch, beautiful flame azaleas were in full bloom and spiced up the foreground as sunset wrapped the day.

Flame Azaleas at Dusk

Flame Azaleas at Dusk


This entry was written by Mark , posted on Friday June 15 2018at 05:06 pm , filed under Flora, Landscapes, Plants . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

One Response to “Smoky Skies”

  • Carl Gandolfo says:

    I like this one A LOT!! I am glad you decided to keep it!!
    The splash of color in the foreground azaleas definitely bring separation from the background. To your point, we don’t always get all of the planets to align at the same time, but this one has many merits of its own!

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