Here are some photos of Lake Susan in Montreat, North Carolina. It’s that beautiful time of year in certain parts of western NC when the fall colors are at their peak. It’s also a great time for photographers to bask in the saturated yellows, oranges, and reds of autumn!
Every October Grace Episcopal Church in Asheville hosts hundreds of pumpkins on its lawn for people to browse and purchase. The proceeds of the pumpkin sales go to Mission Manna. If you drive north on Merrimon Avenue you can’t miss the hill adorned with orange.
The pumpkin patch at Grace Episcopal Church on Merrimon Ave.
Autumn is about to arrive here in Asheville, NC so here is another round of photos in Pack Square Park before the weather changes. I am spotlighting Asheville City Hall, the Courthouse, and our water fountain “Splasheville” in this post. I’ve taken photos of these landmarks before, but it’s intriguing to me how the lighting and sky color is so changing from day to day. Mix that in with the mood I am in, what inspires me that day, and what lenses or filters I feel like utilizing and the end result differs each time. In general I think that’s a good recipe for what makes photographers and images stand apart from one another. Technical aspects such as composition, exposure and aperture come in to play too (not to mention post-processing and the infinite possibilities one can arrive at), but the most important part of photography for me is the passion and drive to always learn. If I didn’t have it, well, hopefully someone would slap me and tell me to stop.
I digress… on to the photos.
Asheville Courthouse (left) and City Hall
Asheville City Hall, in the Art Deco style
One view of Splasheville in downtown
180º turn around from the last shot of Splasheville
Mt. Mitchell State Park in North Carolina lies in the Pisgah National Forest and boasts the highest peak east of the Mississippi River. It’s elevation reaches to the sky at 6684 feet (give or take an inch, I’d imagine).
The first photo is a view from the observation deck at the summit. The road in the photo is 128, which is just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Beautiful view from Mt. Mitchell
This is the observation deck atop the summit of Mt. Mitchell:
Signs don't lie. That's over a mile high!
And here is a photo I took just off the Blue Ridge Parkway on the way down from Mt. Mitchell.
Lovely view of the mountains