Date Taken: 10/06/2016
Location: Approximately milepost 419 on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Graveyard Fields
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Nikkor 18-70 DX
Focal Length: 50mm
Filters: Nikon Circular Polarizer, HiTech 4 stop graduated ND filter
How I Got This Shot: As I was driving the highest elevations of the Parkway Thursday, I kept looking out for scenes compelling enough to show both the Parkway and the developing fall foliage around it. Just before Graveyard Fields I found the shot I was looking for, so I set up my ancient yet trusty Nikon D2X on a tripod (important when shooting at slower shutter speeds!), adjusting the circular polarizer filter on my lens to help reduce glare on the foliage from the mid-day sun (very important!) and used a graduated neutral density filter to help control the sky while keeping my foreground properly exposed. Since my remote shutter is on the fritz, I used a five second shutter delay to minimize camera vibration.
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