Here are a couple shots from a recent trip to the Smoky National Park that weren’t wildflowers if you can believe that, really I do shoot things other than wildflowers, you got to shoot a variety of things to keep your photography from getting too stale lol !!
I shot both of these steam images in the Tremont area of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park which is one of my favorite areas to work. I started with a large are a of the stream showing the environment around it and the flow of the water. Then in my next image I captured just a small area of the stream and converted it to black and white to show it in it’s abstract form.
Even though I spent most of that day working around 100 feet of that stream I was able to capture many differing variations of the flow of the water and mood of the scene as well. Hope you enjoy the images and thanks for stopping by and taking a look !!
Shot in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, when it was warm and not covered in snow !!
Sitting here listening to Duran Duran feeling like I am a million miles away from everything, missing being in the mountains with the warm moist sensations of the lush forests of wildflowers that blanket the mountainside. Sitting here enduring another dark cold Indiana winter evening wishing the landscape would turn green and bring back the vivid color display that breathes life back into these old bones…Turning 50 sucks lol !!
I thought I might share another shot from trip into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park this past spring. This trip was all about wildflowers and did I ever luck into a great bloom this year, but for all my work in the Park I only came away with a few of what I would call environmental shots of wildflowers. Most of my images were of isolated groups of flowers and not of what was also surrounding the flowers.
But I was able to come away with a special shot, and that was one that pretty much summed up my whole trip. This image from the Chimneys Picnic Area was a great example of what a super boom looks like, what you are seeing is a whole mountainside of White Fringed Phacelia all along the Cove Hardwood Nature Trail that begins in the Picnic Area.
The picture doesn’t give the actual scene any justice, up thru the massive hillside this beautiful little bloom blanketed the mountain like a freshly fallen snow, and if the view wasn’t enough the fragrance of this little gem engulfed you the second you stepped out of your vehicle !!
And all in between these little blooms tens of thousands of Trillium,phlox and violets and every other wildflower you can imagine interspersed the entire scene, anyone who loves to hike or just be outdoors this special spot is a must at least once in your lifetime.
If you get a chance to travel to the Smoky Mountains this place is a must and there many other trails with scenery as beautiful as this, hope you enjoyed the photograph and for best results please click on the image !!
Wow, what a whirlwind the last three weeks has been …since I last posted I have had 7 Senior Portrait sessions, shot a wonderful artists work from here in Madison Indiana and then spent 6 days in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park photographing wildflowers !!
I have actually got a minute or two to sit down and share a few more shots of the great wildflower bloom from Clifty Falls State Park, the only disappointing thing in this years bloom is how fast it happened and then ended, other then that this has been one of the best I have witnessed especially down in the Smokys which I will post about later.
Here are a few more examples of the beautiful flowers that I photographed in Clifty Falls State Park..Garlic Mustard, White Trillium and Squirrel Corn. All three are very neat and unique flower that grows in our area and all are beautiful in their own little way as well !!
I hope you enjoy viewing these wonderful little wildflowers as much as I did photographing them and if you get a chance check back in later to see the flowers from the East Tennessee Mountains, hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by !!