Yesterday I took a ride up to The Blue Ridge Parkway. I was a bit tired of the everyday rain that we’ve been having in Charlotte and hoped for a change of pace. My friend, James, and I took off about 9:00 AM and spent the entire day exploring.
Around 3:30 PM, we arrived at one of the visitor’s centers, Craggy Gardens Visitor’s Center, at mile marker 364.6. While James took a bit of time to take in the view on the other side of the street, I took some photos on the visitor’s center side.
While standing there taking a few photos, two gentlemen drove up, got out of their car, and looked at the view. They had interesting conversation right there as I took pictures. Let’s just call them M1 and M2, for Man 1 and Man 2.
M1: Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous.
M2: I agree. Fantastic.
M1: There is just no way that you can capture this beauty with a camera.
M2: You don’t think so?
M1: No way. There’s really no point in trying. Look at that valley and those clouds. It’s just too much.
M2: Yeah. You’re probably right.
OK. Here’s the other thing: They both got out of the car with cameras around their necks. Pretty decent looking cameras, too. I didn’t see what type they were, I was too busy taking pictures of that which could not be captured.
Anyway, it was unfortunate that M2 was talked out of even trying by M1. Also, that M1 even refused to try. I would highly suggest that M2 find a different photo buddy to hang out with. LOL
Well, they got back into the car without taking a single photo that I know of and I continued clicking away with my iPhone and with my M9. One of each photo displayed here.
It’s interesting, to me, how they each chose such a different color temperature. Neither ‘wrong’, but certainly interesting side-by-side.