20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Waterfall of Light in the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains

This was the first time we had been in the Smoky Mountains in autumn. I have learned to appreciate the mountains and the changing weather conditions.I was hopeful the Smoky Mountains would give me the change I was hopeful for. The road we were located is actually located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, but the view includes both clain of mountains. The valley areas show signs of some fog developing, there were enough clouds overhead and in the distance to significantly change the lighting. There were some other locations further down the road and I just hoped I had chosen well.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Sylva, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Norma Brandsberg