Around Cades Cove

09Jun12

Much of our shooting while in the Smokies was centered around Cades Cove. I’m not sure how many times we went around the loop, and explored the side roads too. Once a thriving, mountain and farming community it was easy to imagine how it was. In addition to the cabins, other structures and bears the big scenes offered some interesting subjects. I liked including the leading lines of the roads and fences to bring the viewer into the photograph and finally to the distant mountains. The cloudy, overcast light evokes a quiet mood where contrast is not a problem. We witnessed one colorful sunset with a nice tree in the foreground. I worked the scene in Photoshop but because of the uneven cloud pattern I was not able to get an image I felt was well-balanced. Sometimes we have to know when to put an image ‘away’ and after several attempts I knew it was time. And since I don’t believe in showing images I am less than happy with, you will not see that image here!

‘Sparks Lane in Springtime’ © Denise Bush

‘A Bend In The Road’ © Denise Bush

‘Across Fallow Fields’ © Denise Bush

‘Clearing Storm’ © Denise Bush

‘It’s A Horse’s Life’ © Denise Bush

‘Foggy Cloud’ © Denise Bush



5 Responses to “Around Cades Cove”

  1. Awesome Landscapes Denise!!!!!!!

  2. 2 Linda Kamholz

    The Hyatt Lane image is my favorite — it looks so inviting — makes one want to mosey on down that lane.
    BTW, Denise, I hear Photoshop is coming out with a cloud balancing tool — might be just the thing your sunset image needs.
    Wishful thinking, I know, but a girl can dream!

  3. Like “Clearing Storm”…different and a nice foreground.

  4. Very nice, pleasing images. Keep up the great work.

  5. 5 MikeP

    Hyatt Lane was presented very well at our last meeting… congrats to a very successful year Denise and to many more to come. OH almost forgot clearing storm was my fav from this series.. :-)


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