Smokies – Day 2

It was a very long day.  We left the Inn at 5am and made it to the top of Clingman’s Dome about an hour and twenty minutes later.  Yesterday, the road up was closed due to snow.  This morning, we were greeted with rime ice that had accumulated overnight. We spent about two hours shooting, until the sun rose above the Dome and the light became too “hot”.  We then went down the mountain, through Gatlinburg, to Roaring Forks where we photographed moving water and small cascades.  Those photos will have to be processed on another day, though.  Too much to shoot, not enough time to process everything.

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.