Last Chance

The color in east TN has been spectacular this year. It still has not peaked along the Cumberland Plateau except for areas with high elevation. I have been back and forth between the Smoky Mountains, the Cumberland Plateau and the Cherohala Skyway. For my money, this year, the Cherohala Skyway and the Cherokee and Nantahala NF have had the best show of fall color. I was shooting along the Tellico River today and the colors are peaking in the Bald River Gorge area.  If you live close by, make plans to go along the Tellico River this weekend. By early next week, the colors will be past peak.

I played with video, slow shutter speeds and leaves in water and time-lapse of leaves in water today..

Here is a video of where I started playing with the leaves floating in the river and circulating around and around.

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Here is a time-lapse from the same spot with the shutter speed of 2 seconds and a 3 second interval.

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And this is the long 2 second exposure from the same vantage point.

And, just to remind you, when is a good time to take a vertical image?

Right after you take a horizontal image.. Think about changing your orientation when you find a great subject and great light.

And always keep looking around at your feet, you never know what you might find.

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