I am going to wrap up my Great Smoky Mountains Spring trip series with a look at a couple more waterfalls and some more wildflowers.
Don’t overlook the details.
Feature Image – Grotto Falls
It’s a matter of choice as to which Grotto Falls image you prefer. I happen to like the detail shot. When approaching scenes like these, try different angles and different focal lengths. I shot the verticle at 31mm.
Once again, bright overcast light is far superior on these woodland shorts.
Chestnut Top Trail Wildflowers
Those looking for Spring Wildflowers can find them in masses along this trail
I shot right along the trail that at 17 mm, F16 at ISO 400, for 0.3 seconds. The foreground is razor sharp but the background is a bit soft. I was not into focus stacking yet on that trip but do it routinely in scenes like these now.
I always like to ask, “What could I have done better?” In this case, the clear answer is to focus stack, that is to focus on different parts of the scene and blend them together in Lightroom or Photoshop.
Please check out my other images of the park.
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Little Pigeon River – Spring.
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Rainbow Falls – Spring
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Juney Whank Falls – Deep Creek Area
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Tom Branch and Indian Creek Falls, Showy Orchis Flowers
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Trilliums Galore
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Roaring Forks Motor Trail, Noah Bud Ogle Farm, Alfred Reagan Grist Mill
I am going to visit the Great Smokies again this Autumn.
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