January 15, 2013

Evening View from Skyline Drive


On Sunday afternoon we celebrated the unseasonably warm weather by driving in Shenandoah National Park, which had just reopened after being closed several weeks due to snow. We were still on Skyline Drive after 5 PM, which is pretty close to nightfall at this time of year. In fact, it was dark by the time we reached the last overlook near the northern end of the park. When I saw the lights twinkling below I knew I had to get a shot!

I rolled down the window and used it's frame to steady the camera for a long exposure. (Long in this case is only half a second, but if you don't use a tripod that's long enough to cause a blur.)

Click on the photograph to see it larger.
Front Royal at Night

12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I especially like the first image.

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  2. Amazing views! Nice job with these.

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  3. You got a great night-time picture from the overlook. We really enjoy the Skyline Drive.

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  4. Amazing photography. With best wishes from Lithuania.

    Jonas

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  5. such a pretty view...we haven't taken skyline yet but i keep bugging the hubs that i want to!

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  6. In the first picture, I can harly tell whrn th mountains end and the sky begins. Beautiful!

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  7. the first shot could be a fine piece of art on the wall. :)

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  8. Love the gentle blues of the rolling hills in the first photo. Beautiful!

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  9. I loved the night shot more. :)

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  10. Thanks for the interesting comments! I highly recommend Skyline Drive, and if you are a senior citizen, get a National Parks Pass and come often!

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