Cades Cove, Tennessee

June 10, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

This was a fun visit to an iconic location I had visited many times. I used to raise cattle about 45 miles away and was very familiar with the park. The difference I sought this trip was to have a prominent photographer to lead me from place to place and to be sure that I arrived on site at the correct time to make the shot. Sunrise in the SmokiesSunrise in the SmokiesTownsend, Tennessee was the site for this sunrise in April 2015. The cold morning air was refreshing as the clouds hovered over the tall forests and rivers of Cades Cove. Sunrise and sunset are examples of what I mean here. This was actually the second photo tour I have taken, and while little could be better than wandering down a little country road to see what I might find, I had a time restraint to deal with because of my business. Since I own a photo lab in Atlanta the best way to be away from work was to let a well-known photographer lead the tour and be sure that all the shots were lined up time-wise and then be there to ask for tips and tricks to use in my photography. Richard Bernabe has been doing this for years and came through very well for my idea of a nice photo tour.

Black Bear in Cades Cove TNBlack Bear in Cades Cove TNThis large black bear must have recently emerged from hibernation as he really would not stop eating.

It was four days of daylight to dark shooting and moving to a different venue in order to see the wildlife and beautiful scenic arrays there. Laurel FallsLaurel FallsBe prepared for a reasonably easy climb to get to the falls shown here. It has a great view. It was draining as well as exciting to get up before sunrise and hurry off into the mountains to do what I enjoy so much, which is photography! Here are a few images produced while in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Please enjoy!

Split Rail fenceSplit Rail fenceThis is an example of a split rail fence.

Sparks LaneSparks LaneNoon day shot of the Sparks Lane Iconic location.


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