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Whisper Mountain is the home of Southern Living Magazine's 2008 "green" Idea House and the Winner of the 2009 Choose Your Home Giveaway. Whisper Mountain, in the heart of western North Carolina, near the charming, nationally recognized city of Asheville, is a place surrounded by natural beauty and culture. Here you will find the untold secret of North Carolina Mountain real estate.
Here at Whisper Mountain, we have created homesites, trails, and many other exclusive amenities that tread lightly on the earth and offer the best values in Western North Carolina.
Visit the heart of our community, Sky Valley Lodge, crafted from 160 year old hemlock timbers, fully equipped with an exercise room, sauna, spa, and decks with 30 mile views. Picture camping in our tent camp next to a lovely mountain stream, overlooking hundreds of acres of protected forests and parks with miles of trails. One to six acre home sites are carefully positioned at elevations up to 3,800 feet. Envision magnificent 360 degree long range mountain and valley views.
This is Whisper Mountain, where you will find the very finest of North Carolina home sites, a vibrant community with active property owners, and a development partner to help you plan your future smart living choices.
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From the Whisper Blog:
The Mountains Whisper: Two Photo Ideas From North Carolina
This post is part of a series from Rick Braveheart. our wonderful resident photographer. Please see more of his work here. I’ve now returned to Ohio from a month living and photographing in Western North Carolina. Over the past few weeks I received many requests for more details on several topics I wrote about in this blog while I was there, and nearly three dozen emails I received asking for more photography tips. To begin working my way through these great requests, today I’ll discuss one new photo tip and technique and show examples of images from North Carolina where they were used. (NOTE: for those readers who like following along on my photo travels, the next trip begins in early February.) Change Your Point of View A frequent question I’m asked in public talks, workshops and on this blog deals with how I compose or frame images. When photographs show a subject from a slightly different perspective, I believe it helps create interest and get the viewer more involved in the photograph. And, as the photographer, it can also help you stay in shape! Here are two easy ways to change perspective. (A) Get closer: When my eye is [...]
The Mountains Whisper: Showing Viewers What You See
This post is part of a series from Rick Braveheart. our wonderful resident photographer. Please see more of his work here. The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” ~ Henry David Thoreau (American Poet & Philosopher, 1817-1862) Western North Carolina is home to countless landscape settings filled with sweeping mountain vistas that stretch almost endlessly across the horizon. In this, my 14th and final blog from Buncombe County, it seems the ideal place to discuss a simple technique for adding impact to a photograph which, if you’ve never tried it is far easier than you might think. Every digital or film camera records images in a rectangular (or sometimes square) shape. It’s the camera itself which determines the relative height and width of the image that’s recorded on the memory card or film. Most often, what captures your attention and what you want to photograph are rarely of the same dimensions as what the camera will record. Two weeks ago I stood looking across a fog-filled valley preparing to make the photograph shown at the top of this blog. I’d been attracted to the orange color reflected in the fog from a setting sun, and [...]
The Mountains Whisper: A Grateful Thanks
This post is part of a series from Rick Braveheart. our wonderful resident photographer. Please see more of his work here. “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” ~ Meister Eckhardt (German Philosopher, 1260-1327) While my work is about photographing the land, it’s often through the help of others that I find the locations to photograph. During the last month I’ve met many kind, generous and open-hearted people who’ve spent much time orienting me, offering suggestions and helping me better adjust to life in the mountains. The photography I created here is better because them and might never have existed without their suggestions. Below are a few of these individuals and for each, one of several images that exist because of their help. NICHOLAS SEYMOUR: The day after I arrived, I met Nicholas, a local artist, who lived several miles down the road. That day I’d pulled the car off the road to make a photograph when the rear wheel sank in wet soil leaving the car teetering over an embankment. Like the Lone Ranger, Nicholas magically appeared and towed the car to safety. Since then, he shared many [...]
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