From all the possibilities, honored to have "Whiteout" selected as the gift given to the 300 plus volunteers at Great Smoky Mountains National Park for National Volunteers Week 2021. It was printed on lens cloth to use on glasses and camera lenses. Sized 6.5 x 6.5 inches. Along with the cloth they received my interpretative statement:
Sometimes the weather forecasts get it right. It said that starting at Noon on Friday a front would roll into the Great Smoky Mountains area. They predicted a 100 percent chance of rain for the next 36+ hours.
Like clockwork, the rain came. It started pouring just as I arrived at the top of Grotto Falls!
The rain continued for several days.
With this being the last weekend of my Artist Residency at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, I decided to brave the constant rain and return that Sunday to a place I had visited often for sunrise and sunset. The camera, the tripod, and I all wore rain gear.
For an hour I watched and waited, as "smoke" slowly drifted lower and lower across the valley at Morton's Overlook, to capture this decisive moment of clouds, mist and fog over the Smokies.
Phoenix, GRSM Artist-In-Resident
Intuitive Soul Photographer of nature, wildlife and people. Be inspired!