Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
Thanks to storm remnants from a gulf hurricane, the weather was a bit temperamental during my recent photography workshop at the Smokies. I was a soggy mess most of the time, and my Fuji camera equipment required constant wiping with microfiber towels to relieve the accumulated moisture. Compositions and concentration skills were especially difficult. I was put to the test! Now that I am back in the comfort of my dry home office and reviewing images on the computer, I find it surprising that I got at least a few noteworthy photos during the constant drip, drip, drip.
Overcast skies were a saving grace in the weather conditions. There was soft, indirect light instead of sunny skies with harsh hot spots and deep shadows. I used techniques learned in the spring season to slow the shutter speed and achieve the dreamy look of flowing water. The rest of the magic in this photo was achieved using Photoshop and various plug-in programs to provide vibrant lighting and color to a scene that was actually captured during a rain shower!