Date Taken: 07/03/2017
Location: Abbott Lake at Peaks of Otter, Milepost 86 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia
Camera: Nikon d7100
Lens: Nikkor 16-85
Focal Length: 16
How I Got This Shot: I took several photos to create this panorama and then used Lightroom cc to stitch them together. It was right at sunrise, early and the most beautiful time of day for photography. During the summer, the mountains are usually uniformly green for most of the time except when the sun shines on them. Then there is this effect of a two toned mountain that I love. And the sky was subtle with that beautiful sunrise light and a few clouds. I never get tired of the Peaks.
The mountains of Peaks of Otter all have trails ranging from less than a mile to more than four miles, and there is nearby access to the Appalachian Trail. Before you head for the trail, download our Peaks of Otter trail map, of if you’re visiting for an overnight stay, print our Peaks of Otter campground map.
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