Zenfolio | Blue Ridge Imagery | Blue Ridge Mountains | Humpback Rock

Photo Info

Dimensions6828 x 4557
Original file size20.3 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken18-Aug-17 05:41
Date modified28-Nov-17 23:20
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D800
Focal length19 mm
Focal length (35mm)19 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modeSpot
Digital zoom1x
Humpback Rock

Humpback Rock

When I woke up a 3:30am I quickly rechecked the weather which still said partly cloudy, so I grab my camera gear and headed to the Blue Ridge Mountains. As I drove, the close I got to the mountains the less stars I could see until I could not see any out the window. As I drove up Afton Mountain and turned onto the Blue Ridge Parkway I started driving was driving through thick fog and I was just hoping it would get above it or it would burn off. Nothing changed when I reach the the trail head for Humpback Rock. As I hiked up the trail I finally pop out of the fog as I neared the summit and I was rewarded with a breathtaking sunrise!