Twilight comes to the Great Smoky Mountains, with a cool errie hue, a hush falls or the hills. A calmness can be felt while sitting on the rocks, at the start of the trail to the summit of Clingmans Dome. Life and death can be pondered as your gaze falls over the ghost of Fraser fir. The wonder of how a small tiny insect can cause so much destruction, or a little problem in your life is needing attention. Yes twilight is a good time to sit and ponder, many thoughts can swim thru your mind, as you enjoy the view from Clingmans Dome.

Canon 40D
24-105mm F4L @ 40mm
Aperture-Priority f/8
SS 1/60
Exposure -2/3
ISO 100
Bogen 3021pro/ 488RC2
Canon cable release
B+W Polarizer


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  • carlosramos
    carlosramosalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent capture, nicely done !

  • tinnieopener
    tinnieopeneralmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture gary!!

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 4 years ago


  • Dennis Rubin IPA
    Dennis Rubin IPAalmost 4 years ago

    gorgeous, those mountains are so invitiing! Great job~!

  • J.K. York
    J.K. Yorkalmost 4 years ago

    Hey Gary, I share your thoughts completely! super ridge after ridge after ridge shot. they seem to go on forever. great view. for all that plush forest, your inclusion of the dead trees in the foreground is wonderful balance. well done.

  • Seth  Weaver
    Seth Weaveralmost 4 years ago

    Dreamy and dramatic view of the Great Smoky Mountains. Endless depth and endless colors.

  • Dennis Rubin IPA
    Dennis Rubin IPAalmost 4 years ago


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