On my recent trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the photo buddies, we spent the best part of an afternoon shooting along the banks of the Little Pigeon River in the Greenbrier section north of Gatlinburg. From a photographic perspective, Greenbrier is noted for its late afternoon reflections in clear weather when the western bank is in shade and the blue of the sky and (possibly) the colors of the changing leaves show up in the water. Usually in the fall, the river water is fairly low and slow moving, but recent rains had swollen the river and the water was moving pretty swiftly when we were there. The following images are presented in sequence as we photographed first at the “moonstones” and then a couple of miles upstream. (If you are interested, this link will take you to a couple of long exposure images I made at Greenbrier in the fall of 2013 when the river was a lot lower.)
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