Photographing the Great Smoky Mountains: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them (The Photographer's Guide) [NOOK Book]


Find countless opportunities to capture the beauty and natural diversity of America's most visited national park.

On the border between North Carolina and Tennessee lie the forests and mountains of America’s most
visited national park, Great Smoky Mountains
National Park. ...
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Photographing the Great Smoky Mountains: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them (The Photographer's Guide)

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Find countless opportunities to capture the beauty and natural diversity of America's most visited national park.

On the border between North Carolina and Tennessee lie the forests and mountains of America’s most
visited national park, Great Smoky Mountains
National Park. Renowned for the diversity of its plant
and animal life—the most biological diversity of any
area in the world’s temperate zone—this beautiful
place also boasts some of the last remaining pockets
of Southern Appalachian mountain culture. The
park offers countless opportunities to capture its
beauty and diversity on film, and in this book professional photographer and writer Jim Hargan leads
you to some of the best photo sites throughout this
800-square-mile wonderland.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581579390
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 3/7/2011
  • Series: Photographer's Guide
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Jim Hargan is a world traveler whose writing and photographs have appeared in the New York Times, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Field & Stream, among many others. He the author of the Explorer's Guides The Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains, North Carolina, The Photographer’s Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and The Photographer’s Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains. He lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 11

Using This Guide 12

How I Photograph the Smokies 15

The Northeast Quadrant 27

I Gatlinburg 28

1 Downtown Gatlinburg 28

2 Crafters of the Glades 29

3 Overlooks on the Gatlinburg Bypass 30

4 Bud Ogle Place, Cherokee Orchards 31

5 Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail 31

6 Jim Bales Place 33

7 Ephraim Bales Place 33

8 Alfred Regan Place 33

9 Place of a Thousand Drips 33

10 Rainbow Falls 34

11 Baskins Falls 34

12 Grotto Falls 34

II Newfound Gap Road: Tennessee 35

13 Sugarlands Visitor Center 35

14 Campbell Overlook 36

15 Chimney Tops Trail 37

16 Alum Cave Trail 38

17 Mount Le Conte 38

18 Morton Overlook 38

19 Newfound Gap 39

20 Charlie's Bunion 39

III The Smoky Mountain Front 41

21 Porters Flats 41

22 Ramsay Cascades 42

23 Albright Grove 42

24 Cosby Park Road 43

25 Lower Mount Cammerer Trail 43

26 Foothills Parkway East 43

IV Big Creek 45

27 Big Creek Picnic Area 46

28 Midnight Hole 46

29 Mouse Creek Falls 47

30 Brakeshoe Spring 47

31 Waterville 47

The Southeast Quadrant 49

V Cherokee 51

32 Town of Cherokee 51

33 Oconaluftee Islands Tribal Park 52

34 Oconaluftee Indian Village 52

35 Mingo Falls 53

VI Blue Ridge Parkway 55

36 Start of the Parkway 56

37 Mile High Overlook 56

38 Balsam Recreation Area 57

VII Newfound Gap Road: North Carolina 59

39 Mountain Farm Museum 60

40 Mingus Mill 61

41 Rapids of the Oconaluftee River 62

42 Thomas Divide 62

43 Oconoluftee Valley Overlook 62

44 Clingmans Dome Spur Road 62

45 Clingmans Dome 63

46 Andrews Bald 63

47 Silers Bald 63

VIII Cataloochee Cove 64

48 Palmer House 65

49 Will Messer Barn 67

50 Palmer Chapel and Beech Grove School 67

51 Caldwell House and Barn 67

52 Woody House 67

53 Hannah Cabin 67

54 Little Cataloochee Church 67

55 Cook Place 67

The Northwest Quadrant 69

IX Townsend 70

56 Little River 70

57 Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum 71

58 Dry Valley 71

59 Foothills Parkway West 71

X The Little River Gorge 73

60 Tremont Logging Camp 74

61 The Y 75

62 The Sinks 75

63 Metcalf Bottoms 75

64 Little Greenbrier Schoolhouse 75

65 Walker Sisters Cabin 75

66 Elkmont National Historic District 76

67 Laurel Falls 77

XI Cades Cove 79

68 Horse Meadow 81

69 John Oliver Cabin 81

70 Primitive Baptist Church 81

71 Methodist Church 81

72 Missionary Baptist Church 81

73 Hayfields 81

74 Elijah Oliver Cabin 81

75 Cable Mill Area 81

76 Henry Whitehead Cabin 81

77 Dan Lawson Place 82

78 Tipton Place 82

79 Carter Shields Cabin 82

80 Hyatt Lane 82

81 Rich Mountain Road 83

82 Parsons Branch Road 83

The Southwest Quadrant 85

XII Bryson City 87

83 Old County Courthouse 87

84 Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 88

85 Bryson City Cemetery 88

86 Head of Fontana Lake 88

87 Nantahala Gorge 88

88 Deep Creek Waterfalls 88

89 The Road to Nowhere 88

90 Noland Creek Trail 90

XIII The Fontana Area 93

91 Lake Fontana Views 93

92 Lake Cheoah 93

93 Cheoah Dam 96

94 Fontana Dam 96

95 Twentymile 96

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