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Brian K. Simpson - BK Photography
The wind races from the Blackwater Canyon up Shays Run only to meet the resistance of the descending waterfalls creating a mist that softens the array of colors that can be found on the picturesque Elakala Falls.Blackwater Falls State Park - Davis, West Virginia
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Rockfish Valley from the Rockfish Gap Overlook on Interstate 64 just east of the beginning of the Blue Ridge Parkway to the south and Shenandoah National Park to the north. This lovely valley is primarily in Nelson County, Virginia
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Johnathan Bass - J Bass Photography
Summer at Price Lake
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Thomas Fletcher Photography
"Baptizing Hole under the Milky Way"It's called "the Baptizing Hole" but I haven't actually seen a baptism there since I was a kid. I've photographed the place under many weather and lighting conditions, so I thought I'd photograph it under the Milky Way (Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia).
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Don't get clear enough nights during the summer to photograph the milky way very good but last night was amazing outside of Roanoke VA near Bent Mt off the parkway... This was 1 of 80 shots I did for a new timelapse movie Ive been working on, such a beautiful night.....
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"Peeking Over" I caught this the other night hubby n me taking an evening drive!! He thought He was hidden from view! LOL (Thought I'd share!!)
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Earth Captured Photography
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park have some of the best views and conditions for seeing layers of mountains blanketed with fog in the morning. Get out and explore.
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This morning from Connestee Falls.
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Landscapes of the Blue Ridge
Sunrise first day of summer on the parkway at Black Horse Gap just north of Roanoke, VA.
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Jeff Burcher Photography
Light on the Trail.During my North Carolina - Tennessee vacation a few weeks back, I made two separate trips to the Roan Highlands for sunsets. On this particular evening, I was making my way through Engine Gap on my way up to Jane Bald, when I noticed the sun getting ready to sink below the summit of Round Bald. I got down on my belly and noticed a nice sunburst reflection coming off a puddle in the Appalachian Trail. Taking the camera off the tripod and setting it directly on the ground was the only way I was going to be able to capture the scene, so I leveled it the best I could with a few flat stones and snapped off a few shots before heading on up to Jane Bald for my sunset. If you like this image then feel free to share and if you wish, give my photography page a "Like". Thanks for looking!
Time for this week's Favorite Facebook photos! You may see a few of these throughout the week, but be sure to check back every Friday to see if there were any you may have missed. Feel free to post photos to our wall – even if we can't share them on our page, we may be able to showcase them here on our website! And of course, keep up with our Facebook page here!
In case you'd like to check out other shots by a few of these professional photographers, we've listed their Facebook pages below. Click the links and be sure to give them a "Like" to see all the gorgeous images they show off!
So which one's your favorite of the week?