Wednesday, April 25, 2012


ISO 100, f/14, 1/4 second, 19mm, 3 image HDR @ -2
  This morning was a banner morning in Vonore, TN. After I dropped my daughter off at school I had enough time to drive to a close spot next to a bridge that spans Tellico Lake and capture a spectacular sunrise. Granted, I was about 20 minutes too late to catch the peak color of the morning but the clouds created enough blockage of the sun to make for some fantastic light even after it made it's way over the horizon.
  For those of you who are familiar with Vonore, this is just past the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum and at the very beginning of a small causeway. There are parking areas on each side of the road here right where the guard rails begin and on the northern side of the road there is a trail that allows you walk right over the water tunnel that lets boats pass through. This spot gives you a great view of the lake and in the mornings the sun rises right over the distant mountains to the east.
  This causeway blocks the wind in the mornings and allows for a calm lake and some great reflections as well.
  This morning was no exception and when I got to the end of the trail, there were these lovely purple wild flowers blooming right in front of me and they made for some great foreground elements. I bracketed the scene between two tall trees and Mother Nature provided the rest.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful sunrise shot sir. Love the look and the color in the foreground.