Smoky Mountains Trip

When i posted my time-lapse video project of my Smoky mountains trip in my previous post, I was overwhelmed with queries about the video. When i wrote the blog all i had in my mind was, not to add a load of technical details but guess i was wrong. I did reply personally to all queries, so i hope i don’t have to go back n edit my previous post…

Anyway, Another primary concern from my readers was… “Where are the pictures from your trip?” well… As i told in my previous post., most of my time was spent on shooting the time-lapse project but that was really advantageous at some level. When i had my camera set for shooting on my dolly, i had time to go grab my other camera body and walk around(in the vicinity of-course..duh!) to frame my other shots.

To begin with, I carried three camera bodies when i hiked. Canon T2i, Canon 5D2 & Canon 5D3. Three of my favorite lenses, Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II, Canon 14mm f2.8L II(ooooh.. yeah..), Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II. And my Lee filter set with the holders. These in my camera bag. Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 + MH054M0-Q5 054 Magnesium Ball Head, Kessler PD with all terrain legs in my tripod bag. And a second backpack with nourishment for me and 12v battery for the Kessler PD’s motion control system. Ouch! Ouch! My back hurts… 😉

Another thing that i forgot to mention is my wading suit… oh yeah… it was fun to wade. And most of the pictures below wouldn’t have been possible without that.

Here are the pictures.,

I set my tripod in knee deep water to capture this shot.

This was shot pretty late in the evening around 8pm. Yeah..It was this bright.. I waited for the sun to set and give me this even light.

This one was shot quite early.. more like 6 in the morning…


This little guy kept staring at me from the moment i started setting up my time-lapse shot. He was way too patient till i mounted my 100mm f2.8L macro to my camera and captured this shot… well after that, he jumped on the lens to scare the hell outa  me..

Who wants to live in this lill house.. I know i do…. This is one my favorite spot from this trip. I had to wade till i reached the middle of the stream to setup my tripod and click this shot.

This is from the famous Cades Cove at the Great Smoky Mountains. I can never get enough of this specific place. It’s an amazing place that i could probably spend a week and wouldn’t have still be done with it.

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