Ferns and Fallen Rhododendron Blooms

Craggy Pinnacle, Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

While exploring western North Carolina this June in search of Rhododendron and Flame Azalea, I found this small scene while hiking up to Craggy Pinnacle. I loved the way the fallen blooms dotted the lush green ferns. After setting up the camera and focusing and preforming camera movements, it started to rain really hard. I covered the camera with my jacket and took shelter under an overhanging cliff face nearby. Once the rain has abated I quickly checked my setting and took the shot.

Zone VI, Schnieder 210mm, Nisi CPL, 15 seconds at F45, Fujichrome Provia 100. Photo © copyright by Joseph Rossbach.

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