Fall Is Here!

September 29, 2012 | By and | Comments (7)
Fall Color

Photo by Art Meripol

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.”

Fall Color

Photo by Art Meripol

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.

Fall Color

Photo by Art Meripol

Fall Color

Photo by Art Meripol

“I usually hope to combine a foreground subject and background color to add dimension,” Art says.

Fall Color

Photo by Art Meripol

Share your favorite fall views using #FallColor on Instagram.

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  4. stacyandpaige

    God has blessed me so much to allow me these images in my back door. I love the Blue Ridge Mtns. and love living in them. A lot of people that live here take them for granted, however, the BEAUTY of these Fall Photos should make us all reflect upon God’s grace and His blessings. We live in the most beautiful country in the world. :) Proud Country Girl :) with Cajun heritage. Strange combination but I’m proud to be one!

    October 10, 2012 at 12:47 pm
  5. Art Meripol

    I love Western North Carolina and fall there can be jaw-dropping beautiful. The falls at the top is, if I remember right, in Gorges State Park just below Sapphire in the Jocassee Gorge in Transylvania County

    October 1, 2012 at 9:52 am
  6. Dixie Roden

    Beautiful photos. Living in Western North Carolina has afforded me to be grateful for some of the most spectacular views and Art certainly captured the true essence.

    September 29, 2012 at 8:12 pm
  7. glenda

    can you tell me where the falls in the second pic is at? I would love to go there <3

    September 29, 2012 at 6:42 pm

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