Winter Ice On Grayson Highlands Parkway

Equipment Info
Canon EOS 40D
State/Province/Region
VA
Country
US
Nearest Area
Grayson Highlands State Park
Town
Troutdale, VA
Brief Directions

Take US 58 from Galax, VA west through Troutdale, VA, then turn left on Fairwood Valley Road until it reconnects with US 58 toward Damascus, VA or stay on US 58 toward Grayson Highlands State Park. Because the rime ice forms on the windward side of the mountain, it is best seen traveling the opposite direction, thus through Fairwood Valley.

Notes

I made three images in different exposures and after adjusting them in Aperture 3, I merged them in Photomatix Pro.

Description

After two months of snow and ice storms, we finally had a beautiful, sunny day with clear blue skies, and were driving along the Grayson Highlands Parkway and drove up into the rime ice and snow. It was the most beautiful scenery we have seen along this drive.

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Date Added
February 20, 2010
Date Taken
February 20, 2010

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