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Old Apr 9, 2012, 8:23 PM   #1
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Default Photo Treck to the Smokies.

Took a short trip to Great Smoky Mountain National Park last week for some hiking/photography. Was rewarded with some beautiful lighting and an abundance of subject matter.

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Cades Cove bathed in beautiful morning light. D300s + Nikkor 10.5mm Fish Eye


Along the Chimney Tops trail. Nikon D90 + Tamron 18-270mm VC


View from one of the Chimney Tops. The trail ascended 1,700 feet. Nikon D90 + Tamron 18-270mm VC.


Plenty of Trillium blossoms along the way. Canon S90 (Macro mode).

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Old Apr 9, 2012, 8:36 PM   #2
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Great captures of one of my favorite areas, Jehan! I really love the Smokies and the Gatlinburg vicinity.
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Very nice shots Jehan. I've been to the Smokies numerous times and you captured the esssence of them perfectly in this set.
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Wonderful images. Drove through the Park 6 or 7 years ago and was impressed by its beauty - you've captured it well.

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Gary, Umdaman1 & Bluenose, thanks for the comments. The time of day made a huge difference on these images...the morning light with the fog (smoke) in the valley was hard to beat. Fall would be a great time for more photo opps...not this year though--will be heading to the New River Gorge area in West Virginia this Fall for another photo treck.
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Nice shot of Cades Cove.

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Some really nice scenes and views from a great part of our state. Wonderful light and details in each. So glad you had such a fine and photogenic visit!

PS - There's an old, unmaintained trail that runs from the Sugarland Mt Trail over to Chimney Tops Trail - some amazing views on that trail....
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Some really nice scenes and views from a great part of our state. Wonderful light and details in each. So glad you had such a fine and photogenic visit!

PS - There's an old, unmaintained trail that runs from the Sugarland Mt Trail over to Chimney Tops Trail - some amazing views on that trail....
Thanks Mole...I'll have to put NE TN on the list of places to visit--your pictures on the Pentax forum say it all.

Re. the Chimney Tops trail, I enjoyed the waterfalls and cascades along the way. It is a somewhat strenuous hike...especially the last leg where we had to scale the rock (no trail). I thought Angels Landing at Zion NP was trecherous...but the CT trail is actually more dangerous since there is not even a chain to hold on to. Made for a thrilling hike though. For those who have not experienced it, here's what it looks like.


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I so love the Travel section here at Steve's....
Seeing the world through others eyes (or lens..!)- all from the comfort of my computer chair..!
Nice shots Jehan..
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