The Blue Ridge Parkway has a unique status as a "National Parkway" being built to connect Shenandoah National Park to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
Construction of the road began in 1935 with President Franklin D. Roosevelt's approval which supported his programs to create jobs during the Great Depression.
The Parkway road was built by a combination of private public works contractors and Roosevelt's CCC - Civilian Conservation Corps. It would take over 52 years to complete, a distance of 469 miles.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is basically an elongated park, protecting mountain landscapes, flora & fauna far beyond the shoulders of the road itself. It is a series of parks connected by the road providing a leisurely route for visitors to enjoy Nature and history.
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ikeharel (72853) 2013-12-29 0:43
A fantastic "silkey" texture to the waterfall, with long exposure. The cascade is wonderfully on frame from an askewed angle, and with a touch of blue tone.
Lovely location as waterfalls do, and well managed camera settings.
Have a nice year-end-Sunday.
Noel_Byrne (31628) 2013-12-29 4:43
I still must get out and try this kind of shot, I love the effect on the water in this. It creates such a magical scene with liquid silk running down the rocks. I like the points of color from the leaves, and nicely done to capture the whole scene so clearly, my enemy on these shots is shake!
All the best
serp2000 (44560) 2013-12-31 7:04
Wow! Looks like a Milky Way, no. A milky river! Excellent capture of the water expression, Ray!
The waterfalls are always very attractive, this view reminds me my trip to the Laos jungle. Good exposure, tfs!
Happy New Year!
Greetings from Sri Lanka!
Didi (60588) 2014-01-01 8:54
Very good use of the low speed for giving a blue milky falls
Best wishes for 2014