This image was made on our recent trip to Asheville, North Carolina. We were visiting the Biltmore Estate and had just completed touring the home and decided to stroll the outside gardens and surrounds. The late afternoon filtered sun coming in from above and behind the mountain ridges with the mountain mists just starting to settle in the valleys was adding very interesting tonalities to the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance. It was the graduated, almost monochromatic tones complimented by the gentle curves of the ridges themselves which works so well in this composition. Looking closely, you can discern the individual trees lining the tops of each ridge. I loved the scene. Camera specs; Canon 5D Mark II fitted with 70-300mm IS lens at 300mm, F8.0 @ 1/2000 second, ISO 800.