Saturday, October 20, 2012

Skyway and the Moon

Autumn Mountain Side, Cherohala Skyway, North Carolina
 © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
 (Velvia slide film)



Brilliant midday sunlight illuminates an autumn mountainside along the Cherohala Skyway, a 43 mile scenic highway in western North Carolina. It is a dazzling sight in October. Even the moon, from 286,000 miles away, peeks above the horizon to glimpse the earthly spectacle!

26 comments:

  1. Wow. Amazing foliage, wonderful deep blue sky and a bonus moon.

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  2. Stunning! The best artist in the world; Mother Nature!

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  3. You picked the right time to capture the wonder of this season!!

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  4. Wow Doug, I love this image, and the presence of the moon just completes it!

    Have a great weekend!

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  5. beautiful autumn colors and the moon is the cherry on the pie

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  6. Beautiful. I wish the leaves here in Central Texas would change. :)

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  7. Stunning range of colors and gorgeous painterly feel! Can’t be better than this!

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  8. Magnifique palette de couleurs. Un bonheur à regarder !

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  9. What fantastic colours, a true mix of fall.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  10. woow, ces couleurs sont superbes !!!

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  11. Fantastic autumn colors!
    Greetings from Ioannina and have a good Sunday.

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  12. Gorgeous! Autumn is my favorite season.

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  13. Truly autumn colour palette!
    It's brilliant that you don't have to travel all the way to New England to see the autumn foliage.
    Do they do yak chowder in NC? ;o)

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  14. Looks like an amazing place to be. Great job capturing all the rich colours.

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  15. Those colours are amazing, the moon in the sky is the icing on the cake!

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  16. I'll just say mind-blowing and add the wish, oh how I wish, that we had colours like those over here. Superb and beautiful.

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  17. Une belle palette de couleurs d'automne,quelle chance d'avoir pu intégré la lune dans la photo.

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  18. Like an oil painting! Fantastic colours, you're a great painter :)

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  19. So beautiful! I'm sure you won't be surprised I'm a big fan of your 'distance to the moon' factoid.

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  20. Mother Nature's piece of art! Fabulous shot!!
    Have a nice day.

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  21. oh wow! this is just gorgeous! great shot!

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