I wanted to share this image of the old cabin located in the heart of Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. I noticed this view as I was driving around the loop road and thought to myself what a great image this would make from back here. Normally I'd like to tell my students, “if you're not making enough impact with your images get closer” but on occasion it's nice to create a sense of isolation by getting further away from your subject and use a longer lens to compress the scene and narrow the angle of view. Here, I used my Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD, which is always in my bag, and at 95mm focal length with an aperture of f/8 was just enough to add a few interesting elements and create a feeling of loneliness. Of course the approaching storm played a huge part in creating the mood for this image.
Best of Light,