A few friends have been here conducting their workshops in the Smokies for the past couple of weeks, and recently great images shot in bright, crisp fog have made their way to Facebook. I couldn’t wait to get on the road. We scheduled our workshops a couple of weeks later than usual, anticipating a late spring (educated guess, based on later springs the past 3 years), and we appear to be pretty much on schedule this year. Of course, next year could be a whole other story.
So, I met up with my mentor, Tony Gayhart (on my right) and good friend, Ron Levi at the overlook on Foothills Pkwy,
and were lucky to have some nice fog in the valley. It is possible to be too foggy, with no mountain tops exposed, in which case, it’s pretty much a bust, but today was good.
Tony and Ron took off to photograph flowers and I went up to Tremont to see what was up there, and took a few shots, looking specifically for dogwoods in the image, as they appear to be on the wane, hopefully lasting long enough for our first workshop, and hopefully a few left, depending on the elevation, for our second software based workshop.
Tomorrow, beginning at Cades Cove, we’ll be driving and shooting pretty much all day, taking note of places that are particularly good for our first group.
Here’s a small gallery of the day.
Thanks for taking the time and we’ll see ya online!