Photographing Blue Ridge Parkway Rainy Days

Blue Ridge Parkway rainy days drives many tourists off of the scenic road, but the weather makes a perfect time for a photographer. Bright sunlight is quite unflattering for photographs, so the cloud cover provides a much more conducive light.

More importantly, the clouds and fog provide a dramatic background to the already gorgeous mountains. The rain glistens off of the empty roadway. The spring colors pop against the gloomy weather.

True that I had to wait out a couple of rain squalls, but the Jeep kept me dry while I waited on breaks in the weather.

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  1. Lori on May 25, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Wow!!! Just beautiful!!!

  2. Susan Deaver on May 25, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Reminds me of the Smokies back home! Lovely!!

  3. S Deaver on July 13, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Oh, and how many sibes “helped” find the great photo opportunities?

    • D.K. Wall on July 13, 2018 at 2:28 pm

      Much to their horror, they don’t always travel on a photography day, particularly when I am searching for wildlife to photograph.

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