Greenbriar in the Great Smoky Mountains is not well traveled because it doesn't provide those sweeping vistas. However, Greenbriar has something else to offer. If you are a photographer this area is one heck of a place. It has streams, forest, wildflowers, and all sorts of critters. This photo was taken near the trail head of the Ramsey Cascades. The hike to the cascades is approximately 5 miles UP the mountain and follows a small river most of the way. If you are not ready for that there are ample photographic opportunities along the way.
With this image I used a circular polarizer to take the glare off the trees and the rocks, at least to some degree. The aperture was at f16 because I wanted both a large depth of field and a slow shutter speed. The shutter was set at 2 seconds. This allowed for the water to blur with motion and get a nice silky smooth look. If you want to read more about the shutter speed check out an excerpt from my book here: http://www.ephototraining.com/eldridgestudi/2013/5/12/p32ueov4nufk0bb4i186qyrkqj5n1e
Oh, and this was edited using my new Lightroom Presets. You can find those here: http://www.ephototraining.com/lightroom-presets/
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