Autumn in the Smoky Mountains


Zach, Kelly and I just finished up a week long adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. This was a personal trip and when you’re on your own (without a workshop) it’s always more laid back.  Don’t get me wrong I love teaching and enjoy working with people but there’s something refreshing about not being on a schedule (lol). You always see someone you know when you’re out shooting in an iconic area and this trip was no different. I ran into several old friends and made some news ones as well.

This image was when we first arrived in the park and the colors were only starting to change. To be honest I was afraid we wouldn’t get much color before we left. Thankfully mother nature cooperated and the colors were absolutely beautiful just before we left allowing us to capture mother natures amazing display!

Stay tuned for more images from the Smokies 🙂


  • Nikon D810
  • Tamron Lens SP 24-70mm f/2.8
  • Gitzo GT3542XLS Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Singh-Ray LB Color Combo Polarizing Filter
  • Lexar Memory Cards
  • Cable Release
  • Nik Software
  • 24mm Focal Length
  • Exposure 15 seconds
  • Aperture f/16
  • ISO 64
  • Exposure Mode — Manual
  • Matrix Metering

Best of Light,



4 thoughts on “Autumn in the Smoky Mountains

  1. Awesome shot, Ed. Looks like it was a great trip. I’ve been following the posts by the three of you with envy throughout the week and it looks like you had some great photographic opportunities! The Smokies is a favorite destination of mine. Hopefully we’ll see more in the days to come.

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