Smokies – Day 3 (Part 2)

There are strange lights in the “hollar”!

I mentioned in my last post that Tony and few of us spent some time Wednesday morning making light orbs in one of the old cabins we visited.  Not a conventional approach to the spirit of the Smokies, but a lot of fun.  Our tripod-mounted cameras were set to 30 seconds at f/22, and ISO 800.  Tony made the light orbs by twirling a short strand of Christmas tree lights while stepping in a small sircle in the middle of the room.  It is pretty much a hit-or-miss operation as the goal is to make as tight an orb as you can.  We shot a total of 12 orbs, but most showed breaks or were loose.  This is the best I got from my camera position.  I used my 10-24mm wide angle zoom at 15mm to capture as much of the room as possible.

I am back at home now, and will be posting my final shots, updates, and few thoughts over the next week or so.