Near the end of Tremont road is the most beautiful cascade in all of the Smokies. It is also one of the most photographed. This is an infrared image taken in the middle of the day. The use of infrared creates a dreamlike atmosphere.
This image is a monochrome version of a very favorite image of mine from Cades Cove. My sister liked the color version, but she wanted a monochrome print for her walls. I thought she was crazy to ask for monochrome when the color version is so awesome. :) Turns out she was on to something. I love the monochrome treatment. Thanks to my sister!
This is an infrared image taken along the Middle Prong of the Little River. It is a near 180 degree panorama created from multiple images. The water is very low in this image and the stream seemed to be starving for rain.
An intimate view of the juxtaposition of smooth water and rough rock.
Another intimate view of my favorite cascade along Tremont road.
Along Hyatt Lane in Cades Cove is a collection of trees that guide your eye along the lane in the direction of the Dan Lawson place.
A good hike was required to reach the low-lying cloud layer that created this ominous collection of denuded trees.
A springtime view of my favorite tree in the Smokies. Unfortunately, this tree was almost split in two several years ago when a second tree fell nearby. It is making a comeback, but it will never be the same. Sad face.
A collection of fresh new leaves captured my eye during a hike on the AT.
A low-lying fog creates layers of trees in the quiet dawn at the beginning of another day in Cades Cove.