Tuesday, June 10, 2014

First Night in the Smokies

When photographers arrive at their destination we hit the ground running.  At least I suspect that is what photographers do.  I know that I and most of my friends hit the ground running when we arrive, so hopefully extrapolating that theory out to all photographers is not too much of a stretch.  Although as I get older I'm learning that I need to pace myself. Photo workshops and tours often entail long days and nights and when you add the extra days that we spend scouting prior to the start of our tours, well it's easy to burn the candle at both ends.

So in April after securing our hotel room, we headed straight into the park.  I have been to the Smokies at least 6 times and this trip we enjoyed the best conditions I have ever experienced in the spring.

The image above is the dogwood on Sparks Lane but taken from a different viewpoint.  I used Alien Skin Snap-Art to achieve a painterly look and Alien Skin Exposure 6 to achieve the Fuji Velvia look.  Check out the link on the RRPT website to download trial versions of the great products from Alien Skin! 
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