Smokies – Day 3

This morning we went back to the Roaring Forks area, which is where I took the picture shown in my Day “0” post.  This time we stopped at a couple of settlement areas with old cabins and barns.  Tony introduced a couple of us into the secret art of making light orbs, which is totally out of keeping to the area, but was totally cool.  I will process one of those images and post it to the site soon.

Today’s image was made at a small mill along a stream, with a long sluice.  This image is a panorama made from five separate shots, and then “stitched” together in software into a single image.  The process is really quite simple, although it took me about an hour to go from five separate images to the finished panorama.  I hope you enjoy it.

We will be shooting again this evening at Greenbrier to look for water reflections, and then we will be up again bright and early in the morning (our last morning) in hopes of capturing a sunrise.  We will have a final critique where I will show my panorama and then my trip to the Smokies will be at an end.