This is one of the most beautiful fall photographs that I have ever taken. This photo was taken in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Gatlinburg, Tennessee near the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail not long after hiking the Grotto Falls trail an hour or so earlier. I took this photo just before sunset in late October 2010. If you have never been to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the fall, if you do visit, you’ll notice that the fall season works its way down from the tops of the trees at higher elevations all the way down to the lower elevation levels. Down the road from this location, the colors change back to green and when you climb down into the ravines of the creeks and rivers that flow along the road, the color is much greener and much more like summer than it is in the scene above. I took a beautiful photo of a Smoky Mountains mossy river not long after taking this fall photo and the difference in the color is clearly evident.
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