It’s 100 degrees and I hate summer, so I thought I would post one from last fall, I shot this in the Elkmont section of The Great Smokey Mountains. The trees weren’t up to their usual spectacular colors, but after a lot of hiking I was able to come across this scene right about sunset, the stream was lined with a large group of beautiful maple trees that were bursting with golden yellow leafs that left this cascade baked with this golden glow.
The camera was set at f/16 with a ss of 1 second and the ISO at 160, I was able to get great color and detail, keep a nice flow in the water and not blow out the highlights. I got quite a few nice images from this one spot, after searching for 4 days and coming up empty, but if you are persistent good things or “luck” will fall your way. I will head that way again this fall, and hopefully the colors will be amazing, but if not I will just enjoy the time outdoors and I am sure something good will fall my way. Thanks for taking a look.