November 2, 2009 by Spencer
Way up on the North Carolina side of the well known, Blue Ridge Parkway, is the charming and quant town of Brevard, North Carolina. The town is full of small, locally, owned shops that make one feel like they are taking a trip back to “the good ol’ days.” Nostalgia is flowing through the air here.
Naturally, this nostalgic breeze leads locals and tourists up the hill, shall we say. Here, in the heart of the Parkway one can capture the essence of nature, and that is exactly what I planned to do. Luckily, I had my hiking boots on! We traveled deep into to forest and what we found, can only be described as a Mecca for the outdoor lover.
The trees here in North Carolina, especially those that inhibit the Parkway, are known for their verdant and lavish colors, which are known to assault ones senses with their richness. Your eyes are naturally drawn to every fiber of chlorophyll that is fleeing these trees’ leaves. It was honestly a simple and convenient backdrop to anything, and finding one of the many bodies of water, especially this waterfall here, was just whipped cream on old timepiece of apple pie.
We went on a beautiful, crisp, fall day, and stumbled upon a group of kayakers. To some photographers, they could have been impeded on their ideal backdrop, but for me, they were just characters in the natural moment I was trying to immortalize.
Of course, when you are going out into a public location you run the risk of running into people who are also there to enjoy the beauty that you are soaking up as well. Don’t always try to avoid these people, just simply add them to their natural environment, and you’ll be capturing a real moment in what life is really like. And life here, in Brevard, is 100% Americana, kayakers and all.
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