“Majestic Fall Sunrise” by Tess Diffenderffer wins Scenic NC Photo Contest

“Majestic Fall Sunrise” by Tess Diffenderffer. Taken in Bryson City, NC.

Scenic North Carolina is pleased to name Tess Diffenderffer as the grand prize winner of the 2019 Scenic NC Photo Contest. Her winning entry, “Majestic Fall Sunrise” was taken in Bryson City, NC.

The winning image shows a sunrise peaking through a thick covering of clouds just over a distant mountain range.

Ms. Diffenderffer said she woke up extra early to clean a cabin and was “absolutely amazed” when saw the scene in the photo. Said Diffenderffer, “It took my breath away! These mountains are magical! I feel so blessed to live in Western NC.” The image was captured on an iPhone 8.

Of winning the contest, Ms, Diffenderffer said, “There is so much beauty in the world and I am so happy to be able to capture it and now have the opportunity to share it with everyone.”

Over one hundred photos were entered into the contest. Seven photos have been awarded honorable mentions and will be acknowledged throughout the week. An online gallery of some of the photos is available for viewing.


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