Water...Of Course!

With all the storm damage in Cades Cove, especially to the trees along Sparks Lane, I was searching out other interesting compositions along Sparks.  

Initially, we had gone down the road a bit and photographed directly down the road in the fog, which was a great scene, but I was still looking for something else.  Then I turned around.  The water from the creek was flowing across the road at a pretty good rate.  Then the sun was trying to break through the fog a bit, too.  I knew I wanted to use the water as a strong point in my composition, so I got down at a low angle and included as much of it as I could.  I adjusted my circular polarizer to knock off the glare from the water, then I set my aperture to F/16 so I could get a long shutter speed to blur the water.  The sun lighting up the right side of the frame a bit was just a bonus.

Aperture-priority, 1.3 sec, f/16, ISO 100, 24 mm

Everything came together for this scene....the fog, the water, the light.  It was a great morning.

Image created with my Canon 5D Mk IV and Tamron 24-70mm Lens.  All supported by my Sirui W-2204 Tripod and K-20x Ballhead.

Upcoming workshops

I just wanted to remind everyone of workshops that I have upcoming this spring...


The one I am most excited about is the Spring workshop in lovely Grand Teton National Park.  Click here for more info.


The most recent upcoming workshop is Spring in the Great Smoky Mountains in April.  Click here for more info.


Finally, a waterfall workshop in Alabama's beautiful Bankhead National Forest in May.  Click here for more infor on this one.


Also, do not forget that anyone that attends any workshop with me throughout the year will be eligible to enter a photo contest that will consist of prizes like a Full Collection of the NIk Software Suite and a Tamron 70-300mm lens.

I hope to see you at a workshop in the near future!!