Photography Challenge with Sue Karski

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Week 14 – #10 Dawn’s Light

on November 30, 2015

10 Dawn's Light-1

Sorry to have been off so long, but moving is not fun.  I am in my new house and still  unpacking boxes.  But enough of the dreary.

Here is sunrise in TN on the Foothill Parkway just outside of Smoky Mountain National Park, looking down into the valley at the tops of clouds.

What you are not seeing is the hundred of photographers to my left and right.  I attended the first Landscape Photography Summit held in Townsend, TN, with a couple hundred other photographers and a varied cast of photographer leaders, including Matt Kloskowski, Jim Begley, Bill Fortney, Bill Lea, Wilson Reynolds, Jack Graham, Len Rue, Jr, Tony Sweet, John Barret, Ken Jenkins, Rob Sheppard, Brett Wells, and a keynote speech by Scott Kelby. (sorry if I left someone out).  It was quite an adventure.  Lectures and morning shoots, in the rainy mornings with the color just popping.

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18 responses to “Week 14 – #10 Dawn’s Light

  1. tnwaltz says:

    You were in the midst of greatness … mountains … photographers … color.

    • Sue Karski says:

      It was beautiful. I had been in the spring before for the wildflowers, but not for the fall foliage. If I thought roads were bad in New England for the leaf peepers, I surely was shown that they come out in droves into this region for the fall foliage.

  2. Spectacular, what a wonderful experience for you.

  3. gwong1 says:

    Wise decision to attend. Gary

  4. Bobbi Aitken says:

    Great photos Sue, I visit Townsend every year, it is a beautiful place !!!

  5. Wow, just spectacular!

  6. shelby1120 says:

    I am so glad you invited me to go to the Smokys. You photos are amazing. I have to go back to check and work on mine more!

  7. this is just gorgeous! I’m trying to picture the scene with the other photographers, it’s cracking me up – you’d never guess it based on how serene the shot is.

    • Sue Karski says:

      Thank you. I think Diane got a photo of the lineup of photographers. Believe me when I say a number of my images from that morning either had to be thrown out or cropped to remove arms, elbows, lens, heads etc. Not my kind of thing.

  8. George says:

    What an awesome shot.

    I’m planning a trip up there in March – April. Going to try to get Savannah azaleas and then to the Smokies and hopefully wildflowers.

    • Sue Karski says:

      I have images from the spring time at the same location from a few years ago. Just go up the Foothill Parkway and you will see the turnouts for these spots. Sounds like you have a nice trip planned.

  9. preed913 says:

    Just love looking at the rolling clouds you captured. beautiful.

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