Smoky Mountains

Yesterday was another day spent touring the Smoky Mountains by car. At different pull-offs and trailheads, we would walk a little ways off the road and come across some stunning scenery.

I did receive emails asking me how I achieve the silky effect on the waterfalls. Most of the waterfall and river shots were taken very late in the day. At this time of year, I would shoot these types of frames between 7:00pm and 8:45pm. The camera is set to aperture priority. I select a high f-stop, often f22. This means that the exposure can be anywhere from 5 to 10 seconds. A tripod is an absolute requirement. I will also trigger the shutter with a remote release with the mirror up.

Here are a few photos from yesterday’s journey into the park.

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