Middle Prong – Tremont Area

This stream is difficult to shoot … it’s large, with many boulders and obstructions.  But, one never tires of wandering the stream, looking for new vantage points and listening to the soothing sounds of the rushing waters. Enjoy. 5D MII, 16-35L II, 21mm, 1.6 secs. @ f/10, ISO100

White Oak Sinks Phlox Extravaganza

This is what we came for.  FLOWERS!  This is White Oak Sinks, a hollow requiring a modest 2-mile hike from the main road.  It is a small basic surrounded by steep hills.  One side of this area has an incredible waterfall that literally disappears into the ground (see this LINK from a previous visit), and […]

Foam Flower

This Foam Flower is only one of the many, many species found throughout the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  It was a bear to shoot, because these sway with the slightest wisp of wind.  I love it’s form and the lovely greenery that surrounded it.  I’m not a very good macro shooter.  It typically frustrates […]

Spruce Flats Falls

On our recent Smokies trip, we set out to shoot Spruce Flats Falls in the Tremont area.  The hike is a mile or so in, and it’s a moderately difficult hike due to steep climbs on both the approach and return.  About halfway in, we reach a mostly dry ravine coming down the face of […]

John Oliver Cabin at Cades Cove

Cades Cove is a favorite.  It exemplifies the Smokies and earlier pioneer life there, in my opinion.  The old home place of John Oliver should be familiar (see this post from the fall of 2011).  Photographing it this spring provided a different twist because of the incredible blooming dogwoods and lush spring greenery. The two […]

Why Are They Called The Smokies?

Hmmm, go figure.  🙂   Emily, Evan (Katie’s beau), Carl (my best bud), and I took a trip to Great Smoky Mountain National Park in late April to shoot wildflowers, among other landscapes.  The last spring trip to the Smokies did not yield much in the way of flower images.  Mother Nature’s timing does not always […]

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