Our photographers are racing around the region trying to capture the first signs of fall in the South. From the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Smokies and beyond, the shades of gold and amber that wash over our landscape this time of year are a sight to see. We asked SL photographer Art Meripol to share some of his favorite images from falls past. The first image shows a misty view from the Blue Ridge Parkway near the North Carolina-Virginia state line. “My favorite and most successful fall color shots are often in fog or rain,” he says. “Storms make the color so much more dramatic than sunshine and blue skies.”
The next two images were captured in Tennessee at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Art warns to beware of the afternoon sun, which reflects off leaves and washes out the color, when attempting to capture dazzling fall shades.
“I usually hope to combine a foreground subject and background color to add dimension,” Art says.
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