This photo is one I've long wanted to capture. Taken during sunrise at a pull-off on the Blue Ridge Parkway, this scene is inspired by one of my favorite film series of all time, Blade Runner. I imagine the wide shots showing the dystopian worlds built by Ridley Scott and Denis Villeneuve and see this fitting as a vignette in an unspecified time before the first film's setting.
The haze of our skyline adds to the golden glow of the sun, and the shadows cast by the mountains help bring out the cinematic qualities of this photograph. Throw on the soundtracks by Vangelis or Hans Zimmer, close your eyes, and imagine a world before off-world colonization.
This photo was fully produced in the mountains of Western North Carolina, having been printed by us in the Show And Tale studio, and framed at Frugal Framer in the heart of Downtown Asheville. I hope you enjoy this photo, and I thank you for your support and patronage.
* This photo is part of the A Year and Change series. Discounts are available when more than one print is purchased from this series. Contact if you'd like to discuss purchasing addtional prints from A Year and Change.
Printed on Red River Aurora Art White 285, this 100% cotton rag paper features a brighter white shade for crisp color tones, a semi-smooth surface, and an acid-free base stock and coating. Aurora is 100% fiber made from cotton linters. These linters are considered "recovered fibers" by the EPA. By using linters, Aurora production is using what would have become waste. It's a win for the environment and a win for you!