Spring is my favorite time of year to be in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Hundreds of species of wildflowers are in bloom, and we go to where the best of the best are.
It is also the time of year when the streams are fast-flowing and at their best. The trees sport their fresh spring-green leaves, and the entire park comes to life.
The air is fresh and clean, and you can feel the promise of the earth's renewal.
The upcoming Smokies trip is scheduled for April 17 - 22. Many wildflowers should be at peak including trillium, lady slippers, iris, and so much more. If you love the outdoors in spring, this is the trip for you.
We stay at a fabulous private lodge with great views overlooking the park. It is on the "quiet side" of the Smokies, away from the hubub of nearby towns, and yet only a short drive into the park. It is the perfect location for an exciting and rewarding photo trip.
There is a $300 Early Bird discount if you register before Jan. 15. This trip is limited to only 12 photographers, and only 9 spaces are left. So don't delay - contact me right away with questions or to reserve your space. More details here http://awakethelight.com/wildflowers-wildwater-great-smoky-mountains-national-park/
1/2 sec at f/32, ISO 100. Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS lens set at 150mm, on Canon 5D Mark III body. Gitzo tripod with Really Right Stuff ballhead and Wimberley Sidekick.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "...winter will be forced to relent, once again, to the new beginnings of soft greens, longer light, and the sweet air of spring." --Madeleine M. Kunin