Alright, I have a confession to make!  I have spent a lot of time in the streams this fall, and come away with several images that I’m really pleased with… so many in fact that I’ve had a REALLY hard time picking which images will make it to Picture of the Week, and which ones won’t.  I generally try to narrow it down and just do one picture for the week, but this year I’ve decided that I made that rule, and so I can break that rule.  🙂  Rather than only post a handful of the images I like (or still be posting about fall colors in February), each week for the month of December, I’ll be posting more than one image.  The other weeks will be like “bonus” pictures, but this week there’s a story to the three, so let’s get to that.

Last year I really found my mojo for shooting streams, and I grown to enjoy it so much that I kept shooting the streams even after the fall colors were gone.  I haven’t shared any of those images, to be frank, because every time I’ve gotten one that I *really* like, I say to myself, “man, I should come back here in the fall and shoot this in fall colors!”. And that’s exactly what I did!  Well, in the case of this specific scene, I got one in the summer that I liked, and I got one in the fall that I liked…. then we got an early snow, so I went back and got yet another shot that I liked!  They’re not exact duplicates of each other, but all three are taken from almost the exact same spot, but with different water levels and of course, different colors in the trees.  So to kick things off for my fall stream scenes, I thought I’d just share the complete progression of color.  Below are the images again if you’d like to see them bigger, and not moving.

More next week!

–Dan Thompson

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Cades Cove
Middle Prong Trail, Tennessee, USA

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