To give you just a bit of background, I’ve been teaching a workshop in the Great Smoky Mountains now since 2005 and I have to say I am truly impressed every time I visit the park. The wild flowers and overall scenic views are absolutely breathtaking not to mention some of the most pristine rivers on the East Coast. The workshop is five days of nonstop photography. We are up long before sunrise and will be out photographing at the very least 30 minutes past sunset. Of course we do have a bit of downtime during mid-day but these long days allow us to get some amazing images. Another great thing about the Smokies is that spring weather is very dramatic and unsettled. In fact one of the old sayings there is “if you don’t like the weather wait 10 minutes and it’ll change”. I can honestly say I found that to be true!
Whenever we have a workshop scheduled we arrive several days ahead of the start date and stay a couple extra days on the tail end so that we can shoot a few personal images. Here are just a few that I was able to capture. All of the images that I created here were shot with the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens. One sharp lens!!!
Best of Light,