Friday, November 21, 2008

Fall Colors at Newfound Gap - GSMNP

These photographs were taken on October 22, 2008 at Newfound Gap in the
Great Smoky Mountains National Park.




Can see why they are called the GSMNP the blue ridge mountains.
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68 comments:

Bradley Myers said...

Great fall colors and beautiful mountains, good sky watch again this week.

Sara G said...

Absolutely beautiful photo's! The fall colors are wonderful!
Take care and keep up the great great posts!!

Yen said...

How beautiful that place looks like! Thanks for sharing them to us;)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I enjoy your photos of the Smoky Nountains!

Ruth said...

The mountains are well named. Beautiful pictures. The moment by moment changes in light and colour are well captured.

Max-e said...

These are stunning photos. Looks like a place worth visiting

Kathleen said...

Missing my family once again in the smokies How Lovely are your photos!!

Reluctantfarmchik said...

Gorgeous - all those leaves and colors have been rained off and whipped away by a very strong wind. The place looks very different this week! Lovely capture though. A great remembrance of what was.

Photo Cache said...

beautiful collection of shots. you live in a gorgeous part of the world.

ilanadavita said...

What beautiful colors. You are lucky to live in such a beautiful region.

Kim said...

I love the fog rolling in, beautiful. I really enjoyed all of your shots.

Jen said...

Breathtakingly beautiful!

Geoff said...

Great collection and great scenery. I'm particularly keen on the final two. Great photos.

Ulrika K said...

Oh my goodness, that is amazing!! What a spectacular view!

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect catch! Green calm below, blue quietness above.... Happy SkyWatching! I am back now... Hope you'll visit mine too...

Quiet Paths said...

This is one Nat'l park I've never seen. It's beautiful. What is the elevation of these mountains?

Denise said...

Hi Leedra, these are so incredibly scenic, and what color! Got to get down there again one day. Great photos!!!!

Denise said...

Hi Leedra, these are so incredibly scenic, and what color! Got to get down there again one day. Great photos!!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

More beautiful pictures from Leedra.. There's nothing better than the Smokies!!!! I enjoy Newfound Gap. Have you been up to Clingman's Dome????

Pearl Maple said...

Bimply beautiful photos of seasonal colour, thanks for sharing with sky watch friday and your kind comments on my post earlier.

Darla said...

Mountains are one of my favorites, gonna live in the mountains one day. I love the fourth photo the best, great colors.

Tash said...

these are so lovely along with so many other of your posts - wonderful photography! I can see why you've been awarded so often. Happy SWF. (that's become a more popular saying in blogosphere than TGIF :)

Leora said...

All so pretty! Wish I were visiting the mountains.

fishing guy said...

Leedra: My what a beautiful place to capture the sky and the mountains.

Guy D said...

Beautiful beautiful colors. You never disappoint.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Dorothy said...

Leedra,
Just beautiful Skywatch post. You know how I love that area!

Bernie Krausse said...

Your pictures of the Great Smoky Mountains are excellent. I hiked the Appalachian Trail back in 2000 and I enjoyed walking through the park very much. Your photos inspire me to revisit the Park during the Autumn Season. Thank you for the wonderful comments at my Photoblog Site. I'll be visiting again soon.

Jeannelle said...

Very beautiful series! I love that name, "Newfound Gap".....cool! We don't have gaps here in Iowa. Happy SkyWatching!

Grammy said...

Great photo thanks for sharing. You were so lucky to find a way to get the gap. When I go to Wv. It is not easy to get this type of shot. You have to wait till trees are bare and then it is not as beautiful as yours.
Happy skywatch friday!

Carletta said...

These are beautiful!
I've been to the Smokies many times but never in fall.

TCKK said...

Beautiful!!!

babooshka said...

The autumn colours against the sky are glorious.

roadgurl5 said...

These are just lovely...I'm from VA so I'm familiar with the Blue Ridge, but have never been to the Great Smokies.

auringonkukkaperhe finland =) said...

BEAUTIFUL COLORS!!
have a nice weekend!

Sara Chapman in Seattle said...

I can smell the crisp stillness. Lovely. And thanks so much for visiting and commenting on my Watery Wednesday rain rings photo. I appreciate it very much.

Catherine said...

Your pictures are so gorgeous, they reflect the Autumn/fall spirit. Just like you offered us immensity.
Ive watched the entire front page. The migration pictures are amazing!
Thanks to share your part of the world and of your Sky, Leedra.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Fabulous shots - such wonderful colours.

A

Maalie said...

Oh, what great pictures of your national Park. I wonder if there are any bears there!

Suzanne said...

Your photos are all beautiful. I love the colours you have captured in all of them.
Happy SWF.

bowledover said...

These are lovely photographs for SWF and you have a skill with composition and angles.Thank you for sharing them.
The colours are wonderful.
I also like that the ground mantle is so slight, as to only soften the ground shape underneath. It allows one to see how strong the land is.

dowhatyoulove said...

Beautiful fall colors. We get some nice yellows, but not many reds (except trees that people plant in their yards).

SandyCarlson said...

These views are marvelous. You make me feel I am there. I just want to breathe deep and admire!

Hope said...

You have captured Newfound Gap so beautifully!

Hyde DP said...

I've heard of the smokey mountains but it is a landscape I've never encountered personally so it is good to see your photos.

Naturegirl said...

Nature at it's majestic best!Wonderful images!
My SWF world:
http://nature-trail.blogspot.com/

Movie Snap Studio said...

I envy you. You are blessed to be surrounded by such beauty.

Deborah Godin said...

Really lovely area, and no question how they got their name - that soft smokiness is beautiful! Great shots of the woodpeckers too. I get them fairly regularly at my suet feeder in winter (S. Ontario).

The Good Life in Virginia said...

simply beautiful shots of the smokey mountains...thanks for sharing and have a good weekend.

erin

Brian Bastinelli said...

I really like the color in these images. Great job! Can't wait to get to the Smokies!

PJ said...

I haven't been to the Smokies for a long while. From the look of your excellent photos they're as glorious as ever.

Dewdrop said...

Truly beautiful shots of the amazing fall colors. We don't get a dramatic color change down here, so it's really nice to see yours!

Louise said...

This place is so beautiful, and your captures of it are incredible. I could not even pick a favorite; they are all so wonderful!

The Tile Lady said...

Absolutely AMAZING Skywatch, as always, Leedra! Beautiful views of the mountains and sky! I especially love the last one!

Marie

Dancin' Fool said...

Wow. That really is some view, and fabulous colours whatever the time of day!

Pam said...

Beautiful view and colours!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

You live in a beautiful area Leedra, stunning as usual

Dina said...

Glorious mountains!

Jim said...

Hi Leedra, those Smoke Mountain pictures of yours are the way they always looked to me. Unless I was wondering down in the valleys amongs the trees, off the main roads. Thank you.
Thank you for your visit too. And for your compliment on the view.
Happy Skywatching.
..

Carla said...

Beautiful pictures!

Bestemor Aud said...

Beautiful mountains - nice captured! Strange how the light changes the immage! Nature is amazing!

Rose said...

I have not even read what others have said, cause sometimes when I do I feel like I don't have anything left to say...so just going to say these are very beautiful. Makes me wish I was home for a while.

Eve said...

These are stunning Leedra!

nina said...

Those are lovely. I especially like the color in the foreground.

Celeste said...

Beautiful series of pictures, I especially like the last one.

Ladynred said...

Amazing views! Thanks for the visit.

John said...

Lovely shots for swf!

Patricia said...

Beautiful colors! How amazing looks the nature at your hands..nice shots!
Happy Skywatch!

Tuga7 said...

Very nice landscape!