Try the road at Tremont(just inside the park from Townsend and on the way to Cades Cove) to the end. It follows a large creek and gets more spectacular as you get to the end of the road. If you are a hiker there is a trail from there that continues to follow the creek. There is a really nice cascade and lots of small falls along the trail. This trail is an old railroad so it never gets steep.
Also a road that exits the Cades Cove loop is the Rich Mountain Rd. Very nice with some good views of the Cove.
Watts Bar Lake is just over the hill from there. Since this is a TVA dam and recreation area there should be ample parking and visibility.
I like your profile name. I use to use a lot of Acufine back in the 60's. Film could really be pushed by it. Now I turn a dial and I can have even better results and higher ISO(ASA) than ever before.
You have a great eye. These are spectacular.
Really like the photo. I just need a little explanation why with a speed light have a iso of 1000 and a shutter speed of 1/60? I would have expected a higher f stop and shutter speed at that iso. It obviously works for you well.
I am enjoying your pictures of dogs and cats. Are you able to bring them to a studio or are you carrying a portable studio with you? What is your lighting setup and how many helpers do you have containing the CATS and dogs? More questions are these your animals or are you getting to shoot others animals?
Whatever you are doing is nice.
When were you in Arches? I was there two years ago and it rained also, what a mess. When did you hear that "landscape arch" collapsed? I knew a section of it fell from the inside of the arch.
You have done a great job. Your double pics are the "cats meow" for showing off their personalities. I agree with the BIF statement. I do work for our local shelter too. They want to have the cats kept away from other cats and area that the cats are pictured in must be sanitized between shots. Since there are so many cats to be photographed I shoot them in their condos. Not ideal at all.https://montes-capture-the-moment.smugmug.com/Pets/Shelter-Kitties/
Several folks have mentioned getting the cats to "pose". It ain't gonna happen. If the cat is active it needs to be shot like a sporting event. Anticipation is key.
Please ignore the background. The shelter where I shoot want allow me to remove them from their "condos".
I do shelter photos weekly and the black cat is absolutely the hardest to shoot. My background is an off white and I use a Rogue flash bender. Even with this set up I still need to use Adobe camera RAW with fill light to get detail from the cats. My camera set up is ISO 320 1/200 f9 on my D810. I hope this helps. One of the worst cases for me is for two black cats to be in the same "condo" and I have to let them know which cat is which. The all look a like. Keep the focus sharp and you will do great.
Nice photo for getting people to smile. Obviously, the cat has "good taste".
I shoot a lot of foot race pictures. Check out the link below. I have used an 80-200 on a D 810 and a 14mm for some interesting close-ups. Recently, I have used a flash to separate the runners from the background. I shoot for the runners not the run so you will see that most of pictures are of the run. If you can find a location where you will have a separation in the runners with a slight downhill. This is where their form is best. Try to avoid bright sun. Let them run into shadows. If you can get a good meter reading it would be best to shoot manual. Back button focus also helps.
I'll shut up for now and let you check out the different footraces on this link.https://montes-capture-the-moment.smugmug.com/
It is my belief that the flash stopped the spokes. I shot several at slower with same results. I do understand what you are suggesting and absolutely agree that there needs to be some movement. Thanks for the comment.
This was a chance for me to experiment with lighting out doors on a mountain bike course. It was great fun and quite educational. Either my finger was slow to react or the camera has more delay than I expected. Normally, I have the ability to anticipate a little before shooting but things moved faster coming toward me in changing light.(These are the excuses that I have been thinking about). Most of the shots worked fairly well but I was still frustrated. This shot is with a Nikon D810 at ISO 4000 at 1/320 f 16 using a Nikor 80--200 2.8.
Took the shot to B/W but not happy with it. What do you think?
Where can I get the one in the first photo?
I think you will have to fight some folks over him/her. That kitty doesn't look like it will have any trouble find a home. If you are in the area (Cookeville, TN) our shelter has several others to choose from that are equally alluring.