Friday, February 6, 2009
In keeping with my recent excursion to the mountains, this has always been one of my favorite views. The only disappointment was finding that some time in the last twenty years, some city slicker decided to pave the road. I much preferred the gravel. While up in the mountains as a licensed teenager, I would stop at this very spot in the old 1972 Chevy Cheyenne pick-up and have a cigarette (tobacco was still considered a vegetable here in NC back then) and just take in the view. The contrast of earth and sky was always dramatic, particularly when a good summertime thunderstorm was rolling in.
You really need to see the full size version of this photograph to appreciate the contrasts. Just click on the picture and presto, there it is.