Sublime Spring Getaway
We had the occasion to slip away for a ten day photo tour and quickly packed and headed out for the Tennessee/North Carolina mountains.
Opportunity was with us as we found the hollows, foothills and coves bursting with spring colors, vibrant and strewn with flowers of every imaginable type.
Each day we monitored the weather and choose a course based on where we expected the best photographic conditions would be. This often changed hourly and we set no particular goals but through our research prior to the trip would modify our course considerably to take advantage of the current and expected conditions. We often covered several hundred miles and were blessed often of being in the right place at the right time.
Amongst these opportunities we managed to hike an average of six miles each day into some of the most wonderfully visual locations one can imagine.
Very soul satisfying!
One night thunderstorms roiled the mountains and caused quite a show. This tapered off during nautical twilight. We determined to visit a little known location where we expected a valley of considerable fog and opportunities as the aurora of dawn and a wonderful sunrise commenced. We were not disappointed.
See below an image of Val capturing the mood of ghostly trees just after sunrise.