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Fall Foliage Great Smoky Mountains 3

Fall Foliage Great Smoky Mountains 3

Insane fall foliage in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This incredible forest color was found along the Little River Road in October 2011. The Little River Road starts at the Sugarlands Visitors Center and goes west to Elkmont, Metcalf Bottoms, and ends at the Townsend WYE.

Photographing Gold in the Smoky Mountains

Photographing Streets of Gold in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Streets of Gold along Little River Road Great Smoky Mountains in 1985
Streets of Gold along Little River Road Great Smoky Mountains in 1985

Back in 1985 the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was not on my radar as a place to photograph for posterity. Before the days of digital photography and the Internet most of us were more likely to see a photograph of the park on a postcard or from a personal photo in a shoebox.

Taking Photographs was relatively expensive back then, and the technology¬†to transform a printed picture into a digital file was just in its infancy. And unless you were a profession on a commissioned shoot the was little likelihood that anyone outside of your immediate presence would ever see the photos. (Remember the vacation “slide shows” that went on and on!) Continue reading

Meigs Falls Great Smoky Mountains

 

Meigs Falls Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Meigs Falls is the only significant waterfall that is visible from the road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The falls are located on Little River Road between Elkmont and the Townsend “Wye.” There is plenty of off-road parking available for viewing the falls.