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Tail of the Dragon Sunrise

My fellow motorcycle riders will recognize this well known 318 hair-pin curve drive through NC & TN on Hwy 129 known as the "Tail of the Dragon." ...
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My fellow motorcycle riders will recognize this well known 318 hair-pin curve drive through NC & TN on Hwy 129 known as the "Tail of the Dragon." Although I live in the North GA Mountains, this was a 3 1-2 hour drive for me to reach this section of Hwy 129 by 5:30 a.m. And within minutes of taking this breathtaking shot, it was gone. Many say it doesn’t even look like a photo, more like a painting. My response, “You just had to be there.”
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johnchessum
 
johnchessum October 11, 2014
stunning love it!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana October 16, 2014
Cool!
SMDelongPhotography
 
SMDelongPhotography October 16, 2014
Breathtaking!!!!
brentmorris PRO+
 
brentmorris October 21, 2014
I have been there a number of times and agree your timing was superb
edonnamosherakers
 
edonnamosherakers January 15, 2015
Outstanding work as always
nornots PRO
 
nornots March 18, 2015
Awesome capture....
tjambga
 
tjambga March 30, 2015
Thank you for all the PR, comments and Likes! I am solely and merely an amateur photographer. I so admire professional photographers who devote their lives to capturing these breathtaking photos that can last from minutes to seconds. I don't live far from here; however, it was still a 4 hour drive, leaving at 2:45 in the morning. Just to be there at the right time, right place, to have been set up, ready, fingers crossed and literally 5 minutes I couldn't reclaim it. I tried driving to different coves at different altitudes on the mountain; however, the magic was lost.
JulesB
 
JulesB March 30, 2015
Amazing capture Terri....the drive was well worth the effort...you did an excellent job on this one:}}}
Cacciacarro
 
Cacciacarro April 24, 2015
This is stunning! I love the colors also. Amazing!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon May 01, 2015
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in Peaceful Sunrises... Great work
RDVPhotography PRO+
 
RDVPhotography May 02, 2015
My favorite for Peaceful Sunrises, Good Luck
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 08, 2015
Amazing shot. Congrats!
tjambga
 
tjambga May 21, 2015
Wow! Thanks for all the PR, Likes and Comments!!!! I so appreciate it.
tjambga
 
tjambga May 21, 2015
THANKS TO ALL WHO VOTED!!! I've been so busy lately that I don't think I even noticed that I made the finalist for Peaceful Sunrises!! WOW! Thank you Viewbug and everyone for voting!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon June 06, 2015
Superb Finalist Win Teri in Earth Day, congratulations
Coveboy53 PRO+
 
Coveboy53 June 08, 2015
Love to ride myself for that view. Well done.
dawnmarusov
 
dawnmarusov June 10, 2015
Wow. .absolutely amazing. Love it
CARDELPhotography
 
CARDELPhotography June 26, 2015
Terrific capture!!
jrhalphen
 
jrhalphen June 27, 2015
You really captured an amazing shot! Love this area, thanks for sharing and congratulations
Atomck1
 
Atomck1 August 06, 2015
Amazing shot, right time right place for sure! The layers, colors, DOF and tonal range are all spot on, well done!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon September 01, 2015
Great news .. I am pleased at your success with this image... Finalist win in the Infinity competition
blairwacha PRO+
 
blairwacha September 02, 2015
Another finalist with the Energizer bunny shot that keeps on going!
BryanTilghman
 
BryanTilghman September 02, 2015
Great colors and love the fog! Congrats
tjambga
 
tjambga September 17, 2015
Thanks again for all the PR, LIKES, and COMMENTS.

I'm truly honored by this image being worthy enough to have been awarded within the FINALIST category of 2 competitions.

Never a winner: Those nagging things that leave you discourage knowing that will never be good enough.
icemanphotos
 
icemanphotos September 21, 2015
Great image!
Wanderlust21
 
Wanderlust21 November 23, 2015
got room at the end of the line to congratulate you for a magnificent capture? Stunning