Smoke in the Smokies

One of my favorite places in The Great Smoky Mountains is the Foothills Parkway for sunrise. When our group arrived early at “the” spot we were greeted by 65 others who love this spot too! Unfortunately the fog was too thick this day. After a long wait, folks were itchy for breakfast, so most left without getting much. After breakfast, a few of us wandered back to see what might be there and were given a gift. I love the subtle crepuscular rays, the strong white fog near the hill tops and light on the land.




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  1. Scott Oberle April 27, 2016 at 8:17 am #

    Wow, so this is what we just missed! Breakfast is highly over rated. Really nice image JB, and the b&w was a terrific choice.

  2. JB April 27, 2016 at 8:29 am #

    I believe Dan would have a different feeling about breakfast!! 🙂

  3. Carla April 27, 2016 at 8:37 am #

    So glad you received this last gift! Spectacular image!
    Thanks for a fabulous photo tour!!

    • JB April 27, 2016 at 11:28 am #

      Thank you Carla!

  4. Steve Zigler April 27, 2016 at 10:20 am #

    Great seeing you and Dan there! Love your shot! Most of our group left before this happened, but a few stayed behind to capture the scene just as the fog cleared. Sadly, I didn’t!!

    • JB April 27, 2016 at 11:28 am #

      Great to see you Steve!

  5. JamesMilligan April 27, 2016 at 2:11 pm #

    I like the B&w image show casting the sky. As I remember this site the foreground trees were a bit of an issue. Featuring the sky seems to work well. Give my regards to Dan.

    • JB April 27, 2016 at 2:25 pm #

      Thanks Jim!

  6. Louise April 27, 2016 at 9:27 pm #

    AGAIN you do magic with light on the clouds and gorgeous tones in the shadows. I’ll say again, this one produced an audible gasp!

    • JB April 27, 2016 at 10:03 pm #

      I get lucky from time to time. Thank you Louise. Wish you could have been with us!

  7. Rich Lewis April 28, 2016 at 6:56 am #

    I’m glad you went back there. What a magical time to be there.

    • JB April 29, 2016 at 8:53 am #

      Thank you Rich.

  8. Janice April 28, 2016 at 1:29 pm #

    Beautiful image, John!
    Persistence always pays!

    • JB April 29, 2016 at 8:52 am #

      Thank you Janice.

  9. Stephan Dietrich April 28, 2016 at 4:05 pm #

    Stunning image JB! Here’s to having the knowledge of your subject, belief a moment may develop and patience to allow the moment to happen! As with your wave images from Hawaii, these clouds, myst and fog are intense! Quite the dance! All the best!

  10. Steve L May 7, 2016 at 7:23 pm #

    Fantastic image, John. Striking.

    • JB May 7, 2016 at 9:44 pm #

      Thank you Steve

  11. Brenda Tharp May 25, 2016 at 1:22 am #

    Lovely image, John! And proof that you should always go back if you didn’t stick around, just in case things changed…

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