Photographing Appalachian Mountains: Photographing Devils Knob Overlook

January 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Photographing Devils Knob Overlook

Location: Near Wintergreen Resort off the Blue Ridge Parkway

Best time of year to photograph: Year Around

Subject Focus: Landscape, Nature, Sunset

Popularity: Medium

 

With an outstanding Southwest view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Devils Knob Overlook is a great spot to enjoy a beautiful panoramic view during sunset. 

Devils Knob Overlook PanoramaDevils Knob Overlook PanoramaDevils Knob Overlooks is a great spot to take image of the Blue Ridge Mountains at sunset. It has a Southwest View of Three Ridge Mountain and The Priest.

(7 image Panorama, 70mm, F/11, 1.6 sec, ISO 100)

Located next to Wintergreen Resort, Devils Knob is super easy to get to and has an amazing 180 degree panoramic view. Looking Southwest over the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway, this 3,800 foot overlook had a great view of Three Ridge Mountain and the Priest. Located on Devils Knob Loop, the overlook is not marked, but it is a very obvious turn off and has plenty of parking.  

Devils Knob OverlookDevils Knob OverlookDevils Knob Overlooks is a great spot to take image of the Blue Ridge Mountains at sunset. It has a Southwest View of Three Ridge Mountain and The Priest.

(16mm, F/11, 1/3 Sec, ISO 100)

There are a few places to spread out along the overlook giving photographers the chance to take a few different angles, including a panorama (click here for tips on how to create a panorama).  The multiple layers of mountain ranges make Devils Knob Overlook an ideal place to photograph the Blue Ridge Mountain (click here for photography tips).  During the winter near the Winter Solstice (December 21), the sun sets in the Southwest allowing photographers to capture the moment the sun dips behind the mountains.  During the Summer and Fall, photographers will be able to capture a nice sidelight during sunrise and sunset, which will add depth and detail in the mountain ranges.  The outlook also has a wooden fence photographers could use as a foreground interest and leading line for their composition (click here for composition tips). With it being so close to Wintergreen Resort and the Blue Ridge Parkway, this makes it a great spot to watch the sunset after a day on the slopes or on the trail.

Sunset at Devils Knob OverlookSunset at Devils Knob OverlookDevils Knob Overlooks is a great spot to take image of the Blue Ridge Mountains at sunset. It has a Southwest View of Three Ridge Mountain and The Priest. (21mm, F/11, 6 sec, ISO 100) 

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