Fine Art Landscape: Great Smoky Mountains

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Remnants Of Autumn

Remnants Of Autumn was photographed Halloween  morning on the West Fork of the Little Pigeon River in the Upper Green Briar region of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. For this particular year the end of October meant an end to the fall leaf change. The remnants of Autumn can be seen all around. While the Great Smoky Mountains are our nation's busiest national park, there are many areas such as this one were you can spend some alone time far away from the crowds. The secret to photographing this park is knowing where you are going to photograph in advance. I spent my first two trips here in 2012 and 2011 researching the locations I spent a month photographing in October and November 2017.  Look for many new images from this trip as I update the website over the next 6 months. When in Ruidoso New Mexico, make an appointment to stop by my studio gallery at Topside high above the Village of Ruidoso in the Central Mountains of New Mexico. 

Fine art landscape photography featuring the rivers of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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The Magic Returns

The Magic Returns was photographed on the Tremont River in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in late October 2017. This was my 4th trip photographing the rivers of The Great Smoky Mountains on the Tennessee/ North Carolina border.  The location is often referred to as Tremont Falls as it lays on the upper reaches of the Tremont River in Eastern Tennessee. Each year I evaluate wether to photograph the great Smoky Mountains during the Fall leaf change from Mid October through early November. The last two years I declined to photograph due to low water levels due to persistent drought. The drought conditions culminated in the Fall of 2016 when over 3000 structures were burned in the Galinburgh area.  This is a standard size print; however it is actually a six panel panoramic composed of 48 high resolution images at seven levels of light. The image is a featured print during Spring 2018 at my studio gallery At Top Side overlooking Ruidoso New Mexico. 

Fine art landscape photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.