Sunday, September 16, 2012


ISO 100, f/20, 1/3 second, 19mm
  What a great morning of photography in Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with my buddy Tim Owens today!  We were hoping that some of the ground fog that had been occurring in the mornings from cool overnight temperatures would be prevalent in the Cove and make for some dramatic images.
  Unfortunately, the fog was more like a thin haze that only hung around the base of the mountains and not in the extremely colorful fields in the Cove.
  We did, however, find the wildflowers in Cades Cove were quite abundant for early fall. These beautiful yellow wildflowers were blooming in very large groups (I will have a shot of these groups in a later post) and in some cases were growing extremely tall like these in my image. Combined with the yellow weeds that were everywhere in these fields made for a complete sea of yellow and green leading back to the misty mountains in the background.


  1. Beautiful image Jerry!

  2. The depth of color space in this and the transitions is freaking awesome man, love this! It moves from very warm to cool in such a way that makes it a joy to look at.

  3. Epic, Jerry! That is beyond amazing! Those flowers there create the most perfect vanishing point that leads the viewer right to those magical and gorgeous mountains way off in the distance. Let's see, if I had to rate this one, I'd have to give it an 11/10!

  4. Gorgeous! The depth in the photo is amazing, and I love the contrasting colours of sky and field.