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#7 Great Smoky Mountains (i)

Valley Fog At First Light

In The Southern Appalachian Mountains

#7 in 2012 May NPC, theme Mountain Landscapes - No Prize Contest

My town, Franklin, NC is shrouded in this sea of mists, a thick valley fog. The sun has just peeped over these ancient mountains and sent its first rays skating across the uppermost layer of the fog cloud. Soon the cloud will rise and dissipate, giving way to a sun shiny October day.

These are some of the natural smoke-like misty clouds for which the Smokies were named.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 10, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jean Gregory Evans
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
    • Taken on 2011/10/23 08:05:01
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 58.11mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash