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PHOTOGRAPHY TIP: Performance opportunities range from intimate situations with a musician a few feet

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U.S. 250, Rockfish Gap
Humpback Rocks. Outdoor museum
Va. 56
Whetstone Ridge
U.S. 60
Otter Creek. Along Otter Creek
James River. Canal lock, exhibits
U.S. 501
Peaks of Otter. Lake, gift shop
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Virginia's Explore Park. Frontier-life
exhibits, interpretive center, trails
Roanoke Mountain. Link to campground and Roanoke, zoo
U.S. 220
Smart View. 500-acre rec area
Rocky Knob Recreation Area. Cabins
Mabry Mill. Gristmill, exhibits
U.S. 58
Groundhog Mountain. Fences, observation tower
U.S. 52, Fancy Gap
Blue Ridge Music Center

14 BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

FOOD
VISITOR CENTER
COMFORT STATION
PICNIC AREA
CAMPGROUND
TRAILS

away to a concert environment with several thousand visitors. Use as much " reach " as you can with a
telephoto lens to avoid distracting the performer. Try to keep the shutter speed at least the reciprocal
of the focal length (e.g. 1/125 second for a 125mm lens to reduce blur from camera shake). Escalate the ISO
setting to compensate for dim light. Extend the courtesy of asking permission beforehand to take a photograph and
avoid the use of flash. Even on a stage elevated and separated from the audience, flash can be quite distracting.

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the area's musical history
with many memorabilia
and instruments. Take
in daily mountain music
performances in the music
center's breezeway or
weekend concerts in
the 3,000-seat outdoor
amphitheater during summer
and fall. Pull up a chair, listen,
and in between songs, take
an opportunity to chat with

the performer.
There are two short
hiking trails, though it's hard
to imagine going for a walk
here when live music is
playing-which, by the way,
is most of the time. When
there is not a concert as such
going on, there are usually
visiting or staff musicians
performing impromptu sets.
Visit the Blue Ridge Music
Center performance website
to learn about upcoming
concerts and musical events.
blueridgemusiccenter.org

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Trillium

(Trillium grandiflorum)
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The largest of several trilliums found
along the parkway, grows to about 15
inches. Trilliums have 3 leaves and a single
3-petal flower. April-May.

SUSAN SHARPLESS SMITH

  MP 213 | Blue Ridge Music Center


http://www.blueridgemusiccenter.org

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