Cades Cove is an isolated valley located in the Tennessee section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA. The valley was home to numerous settlers before the formation of the national park. Today Cades Cove, the single most popular destination for visitors to the park, attracts more than two million visitors a year because of its well preserved homesteads, scenic mountain views, and abundant display of wildlife.
On the 11 mile loop through Cades Cove there is a field with a tree which everyone wants to photograph. Park as soon as you can, walk to the fence and take your turn! On this day it was raining and when the sun did try to break through, it was glaringly bright. Dark rain clouds hung over the mountains and quickly moved back in to block the sun. Thunder is loud in the mountains and it echoes.
Adjusted to black and white in Corel Paint Shop Pro.
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm.
Location: Tennessee (USA).
Season: spring, May 9th.
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