Moonrise over the Smoky MountainsSmoky Mountain Moonrise © William Britten use with permission only

Smoky Mountain Moonrise © William Britten use with permission only

Smoky Mountain Moonrise is a recent addition to the William Britten Gallery. This stunningly beautiful photo was taken east of Gatlinburg in the Glades area. It is actually a location that I pass every day because it is on the street where I live. Many of my photos of Mt. LeConte are taken from this vantage point.

This was early November with the fall leaves past their peak in the lower elevations, and completely gone from the higher elevations. An early snowfall gave just a dusting to the upper parts of Mt. LeConte. It’s late in the afternoon, with the last rays of sunlight striking the mountain, creating a glow on the leaves. Driving home, I saw this image and quickly grabbed the camera and tripod before the light faded. I took several images, and kept waiting for the clouds to clear out. But what appeared at first to be passing clouds was actually condensation, as the sun-warmed air hit the cold, snowy mountain.

Smoky Mountain Moonrise is one of my most popular Smoky Mountains photos and is offered in all sizes, including the largest 20×30. Details of sizes and pricing can be found on the How to Buy page. It os also offered as a poster, see the photo below. You can also purchase framed or unframed versions of this image from my online store

If you’re on a Smokies vacation, please stop in for a visit to see the complete display of Smoky Mountains Photos at the William Britten Gallery along the historic Arts and Crafts Trail on Glades Rd. in Gatlinburg, TN.

Mt. LeConte Moonrise poster

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