As the sun lowered upstream, the first signs of Fall color began to emerge from the woods.
Fall afternoon in Cashiers, NC; elevation 3,484 ft.. A layer of high clouds and crisp, clear autumn air provided opportunity to capture this lakeside scene.
Late Fall on an overcast day in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The Potholes along Bull Pen Gap Road offer up thousands of interesting photo opportunities any time of year, but in the Fall the pools come alive with color and motion.
An eerie, post-storm silence enveloped this small pond located just outside Brevard, NC. Then, for a brief moment, the sun broke through low clouds lighting up the bamboo forest just beyond the pond's edge.
"Twist of Fate"
Back lit by the rising sun through a dense fog, the ingredients: barbed wire, horse hair and morning dew; intertwine for a moment in time.
Sunrise on Sparks Road in Cades Cove section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. As sunlight breaks the horizon, the warming rays and morning dew weigh heavy on both wire and web.
A droplet of rainwater, a cluster of pine needles. Is there anything simpler, yet more complex?
"Foggy Mountain Morning"
A couple descend into the dense fog on a early morning bicycle ride down Sparks Lane, in Cades Cove, part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Shot at the Cantilevered Barn in Cades Cove, part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
For more information, visit: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/cadescove.htm
"Wood and Steel"
In it's natural setting, near the old Cable Mill in Cades Cove N.P., this old wagon wheel still stands ready for another adventure through the gravel roads and hillside trails of the Great Smoky Mountains.
"Dawn's Mountain Light"