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Drew Standifer @ddstandifer

Follower of Jesus. Husband. Friend. DPT. Hiker and sometimes a photographer. From east TN, living in North Carolina.

https://ddstandifer.darkroom.tech/

Layers of the Smokies as seen through a telephoto lens. The vast expanse of mountains is one thing that continues to draw me back to this place leaving me with a sense of smallness compared to this giant mountain range.
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#solideogloria #theblueridgers #blueridgemoments #appalachian_explorers #adventureappalachia #instagramtennessee #eastcoastcreatives #southerstatesco #greatsmokymountains #tennessee #thenortheastcollective #madeintn #neverstopexploring  #OnlyTennISee #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #peoplescreative #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #homesweetTN
@ddstandifer

Layers of the Smokies as seen through a telephoto lens. The vast expanse of mountains is one thing that continues to draw me back to this place leaving me with a sense of smallness compared to this giant mountain range. . . . . . . #solideogloria #theblueridgers #blueridgemoments #appalachian explorers #adventureappalachia #instagramtennessee #eastcoastcreatives #southerstatesco #greatsmokymountains #tennessee #thenortheastcollective #madeintn #neverstopexploring #onlytennisee #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #peoplescreative #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #homesweetTN

Finally getting around to sifting through all my Smoky mountain photos. This particular day, a few weeks ago, couldn’t possibly have gone any better. After catching a spectacular sunrise in Cades Cove, I continued my way around the loop and spotted momma bear and her 3 cubs. Such a peaceful hour I spent trying to photograph them as they climbed trees and wrestled with each other.
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#solideogloria #blueridgemoments #appalachian_explorers #adventureappalachia #instagramtennessee #eastcoastcreatives #southerstatesco #tnstateparks #theblueridgers #thenortheastcollective #madeintn #neverstopexploring  #OnlyTennISee #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #peoplescreative #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #choosemountains #homesweetTN
@ddstandifer

Finally getting around to sifting through all my Smoky mountain photos. This particular day, a few weeks ago, couldn’t possibly have gone any better. After catching a spectacular sunrise in Cades Cove, I continued my way around the loop and spotted momma bear and her 3 cubs. Such a peaceful hour I spent trying to photograph them as they climbed trees and wrestled with each other. . . . . . . #solideogloria #blueridgemoments #appalachian explorers #adventureappalachia #instagramtennessee #eastcoastcreatives #southerstatesco #tnstateparks #theblueridgers #thenortheastcollective #madeintn #neverstopexploring #onlytennisee #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #peoplescreative #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #choosemountains #homesweetTN

Smokies with layers of mountain fading into the golden morning sunrise sky.
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#smokies #theblueridgers #blueridgemoments #appalachian_explorers #adventureappalachia #instagramtennessee #eastcoastcreatives #southerstatesco #greatsmokymountains #tennessee #thenortheastcollective #madeintn #neverstopexploring  #OnlyTennISee #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #peoplescreative #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #homesweetTN
@ddstandifer

Smokies with layers of mountain fading into the golden morning sunrise sky. . . . . . . #smokies #theblueridgers #blueridgemoments #appalachian explorers #adventureappalachia #instagramtennessee #eastcoastcreatives #southerstatesco #greatsmokymountains #tennessee #thenortheastcollective #madeintn #neverstopexploring #onlytennisee #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #peoplescreative #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #homesweetTN

Smoky layer of fog in the valley floor below the mountains on a fine spring morning.
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#solideogloria #blueridgemoments #appalachian_explorers #adventureappalachia #instagramtennessee #eastcoastcreatives #southerstatesco #tnstateparks #smokies #thenortheastcollective #madeintn #neverstopexploring  #OnlyTennISee #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #peoplescreative #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #choosemountains #homesweetTN
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Smoky layer of fog in the valley floor below the mountains on a fine spring morning. . . . . . . #solideogloria #blueridgemoments #appalachian explorers #adventureappalachia #instagramtennessee #eastcoastcreatives #southerstatesco #tnstateparks #smokies #thenortheastcollective #madeintn #neverstopexploring #onlytennisee #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #peoplescreative #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #choosemountains #homesweetTN

If you haven’t been on the foothills parkway near the Smokies then you should definitely check it out for curvy cliffhanging roads like this one next to the mountains.
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#solideogloria #theblueridgers #blueridgemoments #appalachian_explorers #adventureappalachia #instagramtennessee #eastcoastcreatives #southerstatesco #greatsmokymountains #tennessee #thenortheastcollective #madeintn #neverstopexploring  #OnlyTennISee #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #peoplescreative #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #homesweetTN
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If you haven’t been on the foothills parkway near the Smokies then you should definitely check it out for curvy cliffhanging roads like this one next to the mountains. . . . . . . #solideogloria #theblueridgers #blueridgemoments #appalachian explorers #adventureappalachia #instagramtennessee #eastcoastcreatives #southerstatesco #greatsmokymountains #tennessee #thenortheastcollective #madeintn #neverstopexploring #onlytennisee #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #peoplescreative #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #homesweetTN

A view of the soft ridges of the Smokies as the rising sun slowly starts to evaporate a smoky layer of fog creeping up from below the tree line.
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#solideogloria #blueridgemoments #appalachian_explorers #adventureappalachia #instagramtennessee #eastcoastcreatives #southerstatesco #tnstateparks #hikechattanooga #thenortheastcollective #madeintn #neverstopexploring  #OnlyTennISee #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo  #earthpics #exploretocreate #peoplescreative #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #choosemountains #homesweetTN
@ddstandifer

A view of the soft ridges of the Smokies as the rising sun slowly starts to evaporate a smoky layer of fog creeping up from below the tree line. . . . . . . #solideogloria #blueridgemoments #appalachian explorers #adventureappalachia #instagramtennessee #eastcoastcreatives #southerstatesco #tnstateparks #hikechattanooga #thenortheastcollective #madeintn #neverstopexploring #onlytennisee #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #earthpics #exploretocreate #peoplescreative #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #choosemountains #homesweetTN

Wisdom from church today:
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“And he told them a parable, saying,
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Wisdom from church today: . “And he told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man produced plentifully, and he thought to himself, 'What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?' And he said, 'I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry."' But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?' So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God."” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭12:16-21‬ ‭ESV‬‬ . Impression: Peace with God is greater than wealth or an accumulation of stuff here on earth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . #solideogloria #theblueridgers #blueridgemoments #appalachian explorers #adventureappalachia #instagramtennessee #eastcoastcreatives #southerstatesco #greatsmokymountains #tennessee

Really had an awesome time camping only a mile away from this huge waterfall. Really is a peaceful place to be when all other sounds are drowned out by that of falling water.
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#solideogloria #northcarolina #theblueridgers #visitnc #blueridgemoments #appalachian_explorers #adventureappalachia #ncoutdoors #artofvisuals #myblueridge #landscapecapture #nc_outdoorinc #eastcoastcreatives #neverstopexploring  #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #lensbible #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #southernstatesco
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Really had an awesome time camping only a mile away from this huge waterfall. Really is a peaceful place to be when all other sounds are drowned out by that of falling water. . . . . . . #solideogloria #northcarolina #theblueridgers #visitnc #blueridgemoments #appalachian explorers #adventureappalachia #ncoutdoors #artofvisuals #myblueridge #landscapecapture #nc outdoorinc #eastcoastcreatives #neverstopexploring #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #lensbible #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #southernstatesco

Finally made it up Rich Mountain road in Cades Cove for sunrise. It was nothing less than a spectacular spring morning.
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#solideogloria #theblueridgers #blueridgemoments #appalachian_explorers #adventureappalachia #instagramtennessee #eastcoastcreatives #southerstatesco #greatsmokymountains #tennessee #thenortheastcollective #madeintn #neverstopexploring  #OnlyTennISee #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #peoplescreative #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #homesweetTN
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Finally made it up Rich Mountain road in Cades Cove for sunrise. It was nothing less than a spectacular spring morning. . . . . . . #solideogloria #theblueridgers #blueridgemoments #appalachian explorers #adventureappalachia #instagramtennessee #eastcoastcreatives #southerstatesco #greatsmokymountains #tennessee #thenortheastcollective #madeintn #neverstopexploring #onlytennisee #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #peoplescreative #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #homesweetTN

The Great Smoky Mountains bring a feeling of nostalgia and awe every sunrise I watch. .
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#solideogloria #blueridgemoments #appalachian_explorers #adventureappalachia #instagramtennessee #eastcoastcreatives #southerstatesco #tnstateparks #theblueridgers #thenortheastcollective #madeintn #neverstopexploring  #OnlyTennISee #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #peoplescreative #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #choosemountains #homesweetTN
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The Great Smoky Mountains bring a feeling of nostalgia and awe every sunrise I watch. . . . . . . #solideogloria #blueridgemoments #appalachian explorers #adventureappalachia #instagramtennessee #eastcoastcreatives #southerstatesco #tnstateparks #theblueridgers #thenortheastcollective #madeintn #neverstopexploring #onlytennisee #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #peoplescreative #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #choosemountains #homesweetTN

Found mama bear at Cades cove with 3 little cubs. Sat and watched the cubs climb trees and mama bear forge for food for about an hour early in the morning with only about one or two other people showing up and moving along. I was close by my car the entire time but there was one instance mama bear was only ~30-50 ft away. .
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#solideogloria
#smokies #theblueridgers #blueridgemoments #appalachian_explorers #adventureappalachia #instagramtennessee #eastcoastcreatives #southerstatesco #greatsmokymountains #tennessee #thenortheastcollective #madeintn #neverstopexploring  #OnlyTennISee #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #peoplescreative #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #homesweetTN
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Found mama bear at Cades cove with 3 little cubs. Sat and watched the cubs climb trees and mama bear forge for food for about an hour early in the morning with only about one or two other people showing up and moving along. I was close by my car the entire time but there was one instance mama bear was only ~30-50 ft away. . . . . . . #solideogloria #smokies #theblueridgers #blueridgemoments #appalachian explorers #adventureappalachia #instagramtennessee #eastcoastcreatives #southerstatesco #greatsmokymountains #tennessee #thenortheastcollective #madeintn #neverstopexploring #onlytennisee #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #peoplescreative #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #homesweetTN

Spring greens in Pilot Mountain, NC.
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#solideogloria #northcarolina #theblueridgers #visitnc #blueridgemoments #appalachian_explorers #adventureappalachia #ncoutdoors #artofvisuals #myblueridge #landscapecapture #nc_outdoorinc #eastcoastcreatives #neverstopexploring  #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #lensbible #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #southernstatesco
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Spring greens in Pilot Mountain, NC. . . . . . . #solideogloria #northcarolina #theblueridgers #visitnc #blueridgemoments #appalachian explorers #adventureappalachia #ncoutdoors #artofvisuals #myblueridge #landscapecapture #nc outdoorinc #eastcoastcreatives #neverstopexploring #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #lensbible #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #southernstatesco

The greens of spring really making an appearance in rural North Carolina.
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#northcarolina #visitnc #blueridgemoments #appalachian_explorers #adventureappalachia #ncoutdoors #artofvisuals #theblueridgers #nature #adventure #eastcoastcreatives #neverstopexploring  #wilderness #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #peoplescreative #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #choosemountains #justgoshoot
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The greens of spring really making an appearance in rural North Carolina. . . . . . . #northcarolina #visitnc #blueridgemoments #appalachian explorers #adventureappalachia #ncoutdoors #artofvisuals #theblueridgers #nature #adventure #eastcoastcreatives #neverstopexploring #wilderness #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #peoplescreative #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #choosemountains #justgoshoot

More from the misty mountainside.
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#solideogloria #northcarolina #theblueridgers #visitnc #blueridgemoments #appalachian_explorers #adventureappalachia #ncoutdoors #artofvisuals #myblueridge #landscapecapture #nc_outdoorinc #eastcoastcreatives #neverstopexploring  #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #lensbible #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #southernstatesco
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More from the misty mountainside. . . . . . . #solideogloria #northcarolina #theblueridgers #visitnc #blueridgemoments #appalachian explorers #adventureappalachia #ncoutdoors #artofvisuals #myblueridge #landscapecapture #nc outdoorinc #eastcoastcreatives #neverstopexploring #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #lensbible #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #southernstatesco

Misty trees and mountainside.
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#northcarolina #visitnc #blueridgemoments #appalachian_explorers #adventureappalachia #ncoutdoors #artofvisuals #theblueridgers #nature #adventure #eastcoastcreatives #neverstopexploring  #wilderness #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #peoplescreative #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #choosemountains #justgoshoot
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Misty trees and mountainside. . . . . . . #northcarolina #visitnc #blueridgemoments #appalachian explorers #adventureappalachia #ncoutdoors #artofvisuals #theblueridgers #nature #adventure #eastcoastcreatives #neverstopexploring #wilderness #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #peoplescreative #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #choosemountains #justgoshoot

Although this was a sunset, I’m reminded of Chris Tomlin’s song where the words are “Morning, I see You in the sunrise every morning. It’s like a picture that you painted for me. Love letter in the sky.” God’s glory is displayed in all of his creation and His love is great and awesome!
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#solideogloria #northcarolina #theblueridgers #visitnc #blueridgemoments #appalachian_explorers #adventureappalachia #ncoutdoors #artofvisuals #myblueridge #landscapecapture #nc_outdoorinc #eastcoastcreatives #neverstopexploring  #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #lensbible #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #southernstatesco
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Although this was a sunset, I’m reminded of Chris Tomlin’s song where the words are “Morning, I see You in the sunrise every morning. It’s like a picture that you painted for me. Love letter in the sky.” God’s glory is displayed in all of his creation and His love is great and awesome! . . . . . . #solideogloria #northcarolina #theblueridgers #visitnc #blueridgemoments #appalachian explorers #adventureappalachia #ncoutdoors #artofvisuals #myblueridge #landscapecapture #nc outdoorinc #eastcoastcreatives #neverstopexploring #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #lensbible #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #southernstatesco

Last night’s sunset on top of Pilot Mountain. Probably one of my top 5 sunsets I’ve ever seen and the picture doesn’t do it justice for what my eyes saw.
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#solideogloria #northcarolina #theblueridgers #visitnc #blueridgemoments #appalachian_explorers #adventureappalachia #ncoutdoors #artofvisuals #myblueridge #landscapecapture #nc_outdoorinc #eastcoastcreatives #neverstopexploring  #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #lensbible #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #southernstatesco
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Last night’s sunset on top of Pilot Mountain. Probably one of my top 5 sunsets I’ve ever seen and the picture doesn’t do it justice for what my eyes saw. . . . . . . #solideogloria #northcarolina #theblueridgers #visitnc #blueridgemoments #appalachian explorers #adventureappalachia #ncoutdoors #artofvisuals #myblueridge #landscapecapture #nc outdoorinc #eastcoastcreatives #neverstopexploring #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #lensbible #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #southernstatesco

This one is from a dreamy morning on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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#solideogloria #northcarolina #theblueridgers #visitnc #blueridgemoments #appalachian_explorers #adventureappalachia #ncoutdoors #artofvisuals #myblueridge #landscapecapture #nc_outdoorinc #eastcoastcreatives #neverstopexploring  #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #lensbible #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #southernstatesco
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This one is from a dreamy morning on the Blue Ridge Parkway. . . . . . . #solideogloria #northcarolina #theblueridgers #visitnc #blueridgemoments #appalachian explorers #adventureappalachia #ncoutdoors #artofvisuals #myblueridge #landscapecapture #nc outdoorinc #eastcoastcreatives #neverstopexploring #exploringtheglobe #goneoutdoors #visualsoflife #packandgo #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #exploretocreate #lensbible #nakedplanet #findyourselfoutside #optoutside #thevisualscollective #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #getoutstayout #southernstatesco

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