Smokies – Day 1 (Part 2)

In the early evening, after our initial critique session, we headed out to shoot some moving water in the Tremont area, which is just a couple of miles from where we are staying.  We were dealing with the fast draining light, but I was able to capture this image before it got too dark.


Smokies – Day 1

It has been a very long day.  We went to Sparks Lane in Cade’s Cove at first light.  An iconic location in the Smokies, the weather was very overcast – no classic sunrise with mist.  I did shoot a number of HDR sequences that I will process once I get back home.

Today’s shot comes from the Cable Mill Historical area in Cade’s Cove.  I took this shot just before the mill operator came by and started the water wheel.  It was a difficult shot to get because I had to remain behind a fence and there were a number of trees with ivy that blocked most of the view. This is one of the shots I took into today’s review session.  I hope you enjoy it.

Tomorrow morning we are leaving at 5am in order to get to Clingman’s Dome (the highest point in the park) in time for sunrise.  The road up was closed part of today because of snow.  Go figure ….

Smokies – Day 0

The workshop did not start until earlier thus evening, but I was out shooting on my own all day.  It pretty much rained all day, so the camera and I were in our rain gear the whole time.  I took this shot toward the end of my shooting day in the Roaring Forks area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  I saw a lot of really cool moving water today, but this was the prettiest scene I came across.

Tomorrow moring we are heading out to Cade’s Cove to  hopefully capture the sunrise and some fog for atmosphere.