The Blue Ridge Parkway is amazing. If you've ever driven even a portion of it, you know what I mean. It's an isolated road that makes you feel like you're thousands of miles away from "civilization", as you wind through some of the most gorgeous country in the eastern U.S.
Most photos taken from the Blue Ridge Parkway are sweeping landscapes, often taken from one of many scenic overlooks. I took quite a few of those the last time we drove this great road.
But rather than share one of those, I thought I'd post this shot:
I like this image because you can't really tell that it's the Blue Ridge Parkway. It looks like any stretch of ordinary country road. I used the tree in the middle ground as a point of interest, and it nicely balances the road stretching off to the right. The fact that there are no other cars visible gives it a "lonesome road" kind of feel.
So, yes, it's the Blue Ridge Parkway. But it's also just a lonesome stretch of road.
P.S. The students at my alma mater, Penn State University, raised over $9 million this weekend to end childhood cancer. And they do this EVERY YEAR. I'm always proud of my school, but especially so during Dance Marathon weekend. And this year my niece was one of the dancers, going strong for the full 46 hours. I'm a proud uncle, and a proud Penn Stater. WE ARE PENN STATE.