North Carolina, 10/8/11

It’s been a month since I posted, miss me?

North Carolina Arboretum 100811 © Michael Klayman-003

I was in North Carolina for a couple weeks, training for my new job.
Over the weekend, I drove through Asheville into the foothills of the Appalachians, stopping at the North Carolina Arboretum for the evening. Click on a photo to go to the full gallery.

North Carolina Arboretum 100811 © Michael Klayman-004

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Inside the building was a Bonzai Tree event.

Bonzai Show at NC Arboretum 100811 © Michael Klayman-001

Bonzai Show at NC Arboretum 100811 © Michael Klayman-003

Bonzai Show at NC Arboretum 100811 © Michael Klayman-004

Bonzai Show at NC Arboretum 100811 © Michael Klayman-009

I don’t use selective colorization often, and I know some photographers have a serious aversion to it, but every once in a while it works.

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The next morning, I woke up early to drive the Blue Ridge parkway, a highway that sits at the top of a huge mountain range.

Blue Ridge Parkway 100911 © Michael Klayman-014

Blue Ridge Parkway 100911 © Michael Klayman-005

I never paid attention to fall colors when I lived in Ohio/NY, but I have an appreciation for them now.

Blue Ridge Parkway 100911 © Michael Klayman-003

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Blue Ridge Parkway 100911 © Michael Klayman-016

Who says that you can’t use a telephoto for landscapes? Sure you can!

Blue Ridge Parkway 100911 © Michael Klayman-018

Click on a photo to go to the full gallery.

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