It’s the fall color extravaganza!  Since getting into photography, I always look forward to the fall colors season.  It’s just a great time to be in east Tennessee!  Our colors arrived about two weeks early this year, and unfortunately were subsequently done about two weeks earlier than normal as well.  BUT, that’s how it goes with mother nature.  You just never quite know what you’re gonna get.  That said, I’ve got a good number of images I’m excited to share with you all.  As I mentioned last week, I’m planning to share several images each week through this series, instead of just restricting it down to a single image.  Many of you have mentioned that you’d like to see more images, so here you go! 🙂 I give the people what they want!

I thought I’d kick off my 2022 fall colors series with some of my favorite scenes – autumn streams!  Another unfortunate thing for this year is the fact that we were (kind of still are) in desperate need of rain late in the summer, through the fall color season.  That of course translated into our streams being bone dry.  Streams, like the one featured above, I wouldn’t be able to get into typically because the water moves too fast, but this year, I could walk right across them without issue.  The spot featured in the picture above is typically a roaring cascade, but this year as you can see, it had very little flow.  What that meant, though, is I just had to look a little harder for scenes.  Rather than shooting the smaller streams, where I normally hang out, I found myself working the larger streams – mostly because they actually had *some* water in them. 

Due to the lack of rain, I also found myself shooting still bodies of water to work on reflection type shots.  That’ll be next week!

Have a great week ahead!

–Dan Thompson

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Alternate Perspective

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  1. A substitute or different visible scene.
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