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.
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.