Friday, July 22, 2011


Canon EOS REBEL XS, Promaster 19-35 lens @ 19mm, ISO 400, f/11, 0.5 sec., 3 Image Panorama
  My daughter keeps fueling my photography fire. Jocy begs every day to go swimming in the "creek" which actually is the Tellico River at the very beginning of the Cherohala Skyway. She doesn't have a problem at all with swimming a while and then driving somewhere to photograph some cascades.
  Last night, after swimming, we made the short drive from Tellico Beach to Wildcat Overlook.  Wildcat is one of many overlooks on the Skyway and the second of three overlooks, Tellico River & Oosterneck are the other two, that are passed before the right turn onto River Rd. 
  Overlook means there is a dedicated pull off and parking area to view the spot from the road.  There usually a board posted at each overlook that has some history or background behind each of the spots. Wildcat Overlook is the only of those 3 overlooks before River Rd that has photogenic cascades.
  After scaling the small path down to the water from the road, I thought that Jocy might walk in the water but not do too much in it because there are several jagged rocks and the depth is not like that of Bald River Falls where you can actually swim in. I was wrong, however, and she played in a small pool that resembled a natural jacuzzi located just below a beautiful cascade.
  Today's image is a 3 shot panorama showing some of those jagged rocks and the wonderful cascades pouring over them. I purposely positioned myself so that I could place this gorgeous spot of water to the left of the frame and pano to the right with the shape of the rock formation carrying the viewer's eye from the left and front to the back and right finishing with the cascade where Jocy's jacuzzi was formed.
  May have a couple more posts from here but not before the weekend where we are spending two nights in a cabin at the KOA just down the road. This is way too close to avoid getting shots this weekend.


  1. Another sweet pano Jerry! Love the contrasting motion and stillness of the water.

  2. I think you do up some of the very best panorama's online Jerry, and this one is NO exception! What an awesome picture!