The Great Smoky Mountains of the eastern U.S. More than 4,000 species of plants grow in this national park. A walk from mountain base to peak compares with traveling 1,250 miles north. Several resident plants and animals live only in the Smokies.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park also signals rich cultural history. From the Cherokee Indians, to the Scotch-Irish settlers, this land was home to a variety of cultures and people. Many historic structures remain standing. Subsistence turned to exploitation as logging concerns stripped the region of timber. Recovery is now the dominant theme.
Nine million people visit this International Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site per year.
from the U.S. national park service
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manss0fl (327) 2005-08-23 20:28
Nice POV, colours and lighting but a bit more sharpness would give more impact to the shot. It may also benefit from a little less sky to give a more even 'dark to light' graduation. Thanks.
hojper (2832) 2005-08-24 3:07
This must be THE PR photo of the Smoky Mountains. I have seen similar before, but I didn't think it was possible for us mere mortals with a normal digital camera to catch something like this. What others might mind (the haze, the blue hue) is what makes this outstanding to me.
Sasa (341) 2005-09-24 4:37
Beautiful photo, it looks like a painting.
Well captured layers of the hills.
capthaddock (28790) 2005-10-23 7:31
Hi Josh - this is really nice, the mist made the curvy ridges look wonderful, this just would not be the same under clear weather with direct light.
- Copyright: Josh Ackerman (joshack) (455)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-03-17
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10, Kenko UV 58mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Fog Pictures, Mountains, Layered Mountains [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-08-23 19:20