Autumn in The Smoky Mountains Photo Tour Oct 2019

Join us in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park for 4 days of photographing the beautiful colors of autumn. We will spend several hours each day, as long as the light allows, photographing the landscapes located in and around Cades Cove, Tremont and Roaring Fork, just to name a few. The exact location and subjects will be determined by the weather.

There is nothing like fall in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park is home to the highest peaks east of the Mississippi River and is home to more species of plants than anywhere else in North America. With 124 species of trees, the mountains put on a display of color seen in few places around the world.

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  1. My wife and I may be interested in this trip. We’re an older couple, ages 80 and 84, but we’re pretty fit for our ages, able to walk 1-2 miles at a time, can get into and out of almost any conveyance. I flatter myself that I’m an “advanced” amateur photographer, familiar with HDR and panoramas (though currently I’m not using either technique). I edit images in Photo Shop, and I’m fairly good at almost all of the PS techniques which apply to image editing. The cameras I currently own are a Panasonic FZ1000 and a Panasonic ZS200. I can rent a Sony RX10 iv if necessary. I have a lighweight tripod, similar to a Benro Travel tripod. I’m no longer going to carry a DSLR and set of lenses, though I have done that in the past.

    I’m interested to know what conveyance(s) you’re going to use (bus, van, etc), what distances you plan to walk. I imagine that you plan to photograph from pre-dawn to after sunset, so about 13-14 hours in the fall. Please let me know if I’m wrong about the day length.

    Thanks – Bill Hansen

    • Hi Bill, I’m sorry but we don’t provide transportation. A typical location does not require a lot of hiking, maybe 1 mile round trip, depending in the conditions we may hike to a more remote location requiring a hike up to 2 miles. You are pretty close on your estimate of the length of the day., but typically take a break in the afternoon for lunch/dinner before heading out for the evening shoot.

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