I will be going in a day or two early for the Smoky Mountain workshop to capture morning images on the Gatlinburg side of the Smoky Mountains and I am anxious to spend a sunrise at this location.
Sunrise along the rivers in the Smoky Mountains
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Yesterday was a great day to get out and enjoy nature with a bike ride along the Dexter to Hudson Mills bike trail. If you live in the Ann Arbor area it is a great place to ride and see amazing fields of wild flowers. For me it was a reminder that falls in only a few weeks away and I am looking forward to capturing the colors in the Smoky Mountains. Hope that you can join me!
Smoky Mountains Fall Photographic Workshop Tour
October 25 – 28 2015
Fall Colors along the rivers in the Smoky Mountains are amazing!
Along the rivers and streams in the Smoky Mountains there are elegant compositions everywhere. This simple scene with the water flowing around the two rocks had a nice flow leading you into the picture from the top left across the image to the center right and then back down to the bottom left. It is not you traditional rule of thirds image but it works for me.
Two Rocks along a Smoky Mountain Stream
I captured this image on my Canon 5D Mark II at F/16 3.2sec and with an ISO of 200
Two Rocks Raw image
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The morning mist that the Smoky Mountains famous also makes it a great photographic venue. This lone tree silhouetted in the mist with the moon rising behind it in Cades Cove is a wonderful example of how the Smokies gives us unique photographic opportunities.
Moon over tree silhouetted by the morning fog
Using Topaz B&W Effects 2 in the Platinum Collection I used Platinum VI to turn this lone tree into a great B&W.
Moon over tree in Cades Cove silhouetted by morning fog Topaz B&W Effects
I used Topaz Clarity to process and pop the color which I also like but I think that the Black and White gives this image more impact.
Cades Cove tree in the morning fog
Morning fog Cades Cove processed using Topaz Clarity
Cades Cove tree – Raw CR2
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