Clingman's Dome - 2014 - TRD Photography
Today I just wanted to share a couple of photos I took last fall on a day trip to the Great Smoky Mountains. It was fall break, so one day my wife and kids decided to take a day trip up to the Smokies and just get away for a little bit. It was pretty warm overall but towards late afternoon we drove up to Clingman's Dome and it was flipping cold!
The mountains were breathtaking however and it looked like there was going to be a killer sunset. I setup my tripod along with quite a few other photographers waiting on the sun to go down. It turned out that I happened into the middle of a photography workshop. It was really interesting talking to some of the other guys. As the sun started sinking however, so did the cloud cover. It seemed it was going to be a race against time.
As the clouds starting dipping lower and lower, I looked behind me. The fog was wafting through the dead trees. I immediately said screw the sunset, and took off to a better vantage point for the scene appearing behind me. It's still one of my favorite photographs that I have taken.
Anyway, I hope that you enjoy the photos and just a little bit of what transpired behind them. I'm not really known for doing landscape type work, it's just what I do to relax and change the pace up a little bit. If you do like these photos, and you might be interested in a print, I do have them available here on my website.