Sunday, July 1, 2012


ISO 400, f/20, 1/4 Second, 19mm
  It seems like whenever I go to Tremont in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park I always find a different perspective to shoot from.
  This is about the 4th time that Tim Owens and I have been to this particular stretch of the Middle Prong Littler River. We were joined by Matt Millsaps and Alex Banakas and after we hiked to Laurel Falls we had plenty of time and were traveling towards Townsend so we headed to good ol' Tremont.
  There was a considerable shortage of water due to the extremely hot temperatures (we reached 108 degrees F yesterday). That did allow us to move around in the streams better although it made for difficult compositions.
  The image in today's post is right in front of where Spruce Flats Falls empties into the stream. I loved the reflection that this pool of trapped water provided of the surrounding trees and blue sky. After running through Photomatix Essentials and standard processing in Photoshop Elements, I applied the Dreamland Effect fron OnOne's Perfect Effects 3 Free and blended it in at 45% to soften up the shot.