Okay, first of all, do not do this.
Do not drive and take photographs at the same time. It’s a bad idea. BAD. Also: stupid. As in “Only very unintelligent people who do not love life do this.”
And finally: “It was an aesthetic emergency” as an excuse will not help the EMTs pull your crushed and bleeding body from the firey, twisted wreckage.
All I can say—and this is an explanation but not an excuse—is that it’s a long-ass drive between DC and Asheville and I think I got a little loopy in the last couple of hours.