Morning Majesty
Morning Majesty © William Britten use with permission only

This spectacular sunrise image titled Morning Majesty was added to the main collection at the William Britten Gallery during the summer of 2011 and immediately became one of the top selling Smoky Mountains photos. The brilliant morning sun is scattering through a lens flare, and there is a blue haze lingering in the deep valley, contrasting nicely with the gold and orange of the sunrise above.

There are just a few classic locations for a sunrise photo in the Smokies. The Oconaluftee Overlook just south of Newfound Gap looks east toward the North Carolina mountains. There is a deep valley directly in front of the overlook, and a long series of ridges to get that classic Smoky Mountains look. This is the same location where Listening to Silence was taken.

Morning Majesty is offered in all sizes. Details of sizes and prices can be found on the How To Buy page. You can also purchase framed or unframed versions of this image from my online store

If time allows during your Smokies vacation, please stop in and visit me to see the complete display of Smoky Mountains Photos at the William Britten Gallery on the historic Arts and Crafts Trail along Glades Rd in Gatlinburg, TN. There may be a special mountain memory for you to take home with you!

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  1. Tammy Henderson

    This is the most Amazing photo I have ever seen!

  2. Bill

    Thanks Tammy!

  3. Audrea Liviskie

    We have three of your pictures hanging in our living room. I want this one! We’ll be down in May and I will be sure we stop by your shop.

    Love your work!

  4. Bill

    Thanks Audrea! Morning Majesty was my best-seller last year even though it came in the Gallery in July.

  5. Jody Warren

    Dear Mr. Britten,

    I am a homesick transplanted East Tennessean living in the San Diego area now for almost 12 years. Your photograph, Morning Majesty, is absolutely gorgeous! I would like to ask your permission to use your photograph on my Facebook page.

    Jody Warren

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