Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Rushing Waters, Roaring Fork

Last year when I visited the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, there had been a storm the morning I drove in leaving all of the rivers overflowing. The same thing occurred on this trip earlier this week as well. Both last year and this year there were opportunities in every bend of the road to photograph the beautiful cascading waters in the various rivers that grace the park.
As you drive the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, you will discover that the majority of the rocks are covered in moss. This particular river is also narrow, with foliage growing over the side of the river and hanging over it as well, providing low light for taking photos. This is one of the images I captured along the drive. I like the bright light in the foreground. As I spent some time photographing water in various areas of the park, I was reminded just how difficult each setting can be. Getting the right composition with just the right amount of sunlight while getting the feel of the water just right is difficult. I would have to say I enjoy photographing the Roaring Fork more than any of the other rivers in the park. I have found less light is easier to work with. I have more images to share from my trip so I will be back soon. ENJOY!


  1. Enjoy, yes indeed, those settings captured the water just perfectly, there is such a fine line between,.. milky, running, torrential, flowing, calm, and that soft look you have so well. Cheers, Jean.

  2. Fabulous image Carol. You are a master at getting these scenes just right.

  3. This is a beautiful photo Carol. I love the green moss covered rocks and the roaring water.

    1. It is beautiful seeing those rocks with all that green moss. Thanks for stopping by Pamela.