Friday, November 18, 2016

Plan Ahead

As the poet said, "If winter comes, can spring be far behind?" Even though winter is not quite here yet, it is time to think ahead to spring. Spring means flowers, and flowers mean the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Smokies has more species of wildflowers than any other North American park. Over 1500 different species bloom in the Smokies including trillium, lady slippers, dwarf iris, and columbine shown in the image above. It is the most incredible array of wildflowers you can imagine, and a sight not to be missed.

I'm looking forward to once again returning to the Smokies in April with a small group of photographers. We'll photograph the profusion of wildflowers, as well as the beautiful fast-running streams that flow throughout the park. The WILDFLOWERS AND WILDWATER Photo Tour is scheduled for April 17 - 22, 2017.

This is an incredible trip with great photo ops at every turn. Plus, we will have opportunities to photograph the spectacular sunrises that the Smokies is also known for. Limited to only 11 photographers, you will get personalized attention every day. We will stay in a well-appointed private lodge overlooking the mountains, and only a few minutes from the park entrance. We stay on the "quiet side" of the Smokies and avoid all the over-crowded tourist areas.

There is an Early Bird discount available if you register by December 15. The regular price of the tour is $2195, but if you register and pay your $500 deposit by the deadline, your fee is only $1895.

Details here

For more information or to register, email me at
I hope you can make it!

1/250 sec at f/3.5, ISO 400. Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS macro lens on Canon 7D Mark II. Handheld.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change."  --Buddha    

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