Sunday, June 24, 2012


ISO 400, f/16, 2 seconds, 19mm
  The one feature of the Roaring Fork Motor & Nature Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the bright green moss covered rocks that litter the entire river. From the smallest to the largest rocks are virtually all covered in moss.
  Several times my buddy Tim Owens and I have stopped to photograph the fork, but it was always after we had hiked to Grotto Falls and the sun was up bright and created harsh light to photograph with. Wednesday morning, Peyton McKee, my daughter Jocelyn, and I set out early with the sole purpose of capturing this beautiful part of the Smokies in better light.
  We stopped several times along the trail and took a number of images. This post is just behind Reagan's Mill. The flow of the stream is paralleled by the overhanging Rhododendrons.


  1. Beautiful shot, Jerry!
    Nice detail on the moss and outstanding color throughout.

  2. That moss is pretty awesome! Love the rhododendrons too!