Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Morning in the Smokies



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it. Clicking a second time will make it full-sized.)

Sometimes we get rewarded for getting up before dawn. Betsy and I got up early one day last month to drive to the Smokies so we could see the autumn colors in the morning light. It was a cloudy day, but we were treated to this sight at an overlook on the Gatlinburg Bypass.

26 comments:

Maple Lane said...

What a magnificent picture.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

What a spectacular sight, it looks celestial !
~Jo

Indrani said...

I like how the sun's rays spread out.
Fantastic capture.

John and Ellen said...

This is beautiful George! Glad you were up early to be there at just the right moment.

John
connectedtothevinephotography.blogspot.com

Sandra said...

I believe that this is what the sky will look like when Jesus comes back, he will step down through that glorious sun beam WOW on this one George

Pam said...

The heavens provided a glorious light for you and Betsy as a reward for getting up so early.
Amazing shot, George.

be well n happy,
Pam

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

WOW!! I almost expected to see the face of God looking through that hole.

imac said...

Thats a fantastic shot George.
The Light from Heaven.

Ginny said...

You are becoming the sun ray master!!! I still find it hard for rays to translate to the lens, they get washed out.

KathyA said...

So beautiful, George!

Giga said...

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EG Wow said...

I love how you've captured the light streaming down through the clouds.

Elettra said...

Thank you captured this extraordinary morning !!!!!!!!!

Happyone:-) said...

That is breathtaking. Looks like God taking a look down at the earth.

Kay said...

Beautiful shot George.

Hugs,
Kay

A Lady's Life said...

Oh George!! This is absolutely splendid!!!
What a great shot!!!

Fred Alton said...

Spectacular, George!

troutbirder said...

Spectacular George!

SandyCarlson said...

PURE heaven!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

If I was a poet, I'd write a poem about it...but I'm not so I'll just have to appreciate the beauty of this gorgeous photo!!! Thanks for sharing George.

Magia da Inês said...

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FOTOGRAFIA SURPREENDENTE!!!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
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Carletta said...

GLORIOUS! I don't think it gets any better than that. :)

diane b said...

Great shot. It sure does look heavenly. Your reward for getting up early.

teri said...

Wow- what did God have to say?

Leovi said...

Delicious sky, I like the light of this picture. I wish you a happy weekend.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

wow! that is incredibly beautiful shot!
love the lighting...looks so nice hitting on the gray mountains enveloped with mist.