Print of the Month April 2010

103 Little River # 10

103 Little River # 10

Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Flowing through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park the Little River meanders through some of the most beautiful scenery in the south east. A few notable areas along the river are Clingmans Dome, The Middle Prong and The Sinks.

Clingmans Dome is divided by the border between Tennessee and North Carolina. On a clear day you can see spectacular scenery expanding over hundreds of miles. If you time it right, you may experience a breathtaking sunrise or sunset. But, we all know there is no guarantee of a reward for our efforts.

The Middle Prong is a scenic area where The Little River is first joined by the West Prong, and a mile further by the East Prong. This area provides longer pools and a level area for hiking. Often you’ll find anglers enjoying their success in this area.

“The Sinks” offers a combination of rapids and deep pools. The tale of “The Sinks” is that a logging train derailed and sank into the river at this location. The bottom was never reached, preventing any parts of the train to be recovered.

It’s always relaxing to sit along a river bank and get lost in your thoughts and sounds of the environment that surrounds you. In this image of the Little River my attention was drawn to the natural bridge created by the rocks, along with the very small waterfalls created by the flowing river. By using a long and slow shutter speed the water has a blurred affect that shows movement, but presents a sense of serenity.


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