This picture was taken along the Newfound Gap Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Just stopped the car along the roadside and took this random, typical shot of the woods held in the embrace of autumn. This time of year you can drive around the Smokies and find pockets of peak leaf color, pockets of green leaves, and pockets where the leaves are nearly gone. Just a matter of elevation and local conditions, I guess.
The image below was along the Roaring Fork, of a stand of poplar trees growing straight to the sky.
Please stop in and visit me to see the complete display of Smoky Mountain Photography at the William Britten Gallery in Gatlinburg, TN.