Smoky Mountain Dogwoods

A Song Without Words

A Song Without Words was taken along the Cades Cove loop road in the Smoky Mountains.  It’s springtime, and the dogwoods are showing off all of their glory, with the mountains as the backdrop.  As with all digital files, this image started out as a color photo, but I had a feeling that a black and white treatment might better express the mood of the day.  The file was converted to black and white, with a sepia tone added. Finally, the colorful sunlight was painted back in to give a splash of extra warmth.

A Song Without Words carries a warm emotional message during the springtime season of rebirth.   The picture is available in all sizes up to 16×24″.  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 you’re traveling in the Gatlinburg area, please stop in to see the complete display of Smoky Mountains photos at the William Britten Gallery.  The Gallery is located in the historic Arts and Crafts area along Glades Rd.  In addition to framed and matted prints, there are magnets, mugs and notecards for you to find a special Smokies memory to take home.


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  1. Vidya

    Hello Bill,

    Beautiful photographs of the Smokies, especially of the dogwoods. My husband & I live in California and are planning a trip out to the Smokies in a couple of weeks. We would like to visit your gallery in Gatlinburg.

    We have read reports about spring being delayed in that part of the world due to a rather cold winter. Do you feel that too, or have we planned our trip ok?

  2. Bill

    Hi … spring is a bit late this year. Dogwoods will probably be in bloom around April 20. But there are lots of wildflowers starting to bloom now.

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