Smoky Mtns photos: Dogwood Rain

Smoky Mtns photos: Dogwood Rain © William Britten use with permission only

Dogwood Rain is one of my most enduring Smoky Mtns photos. This shot was taken along the Middle Prong in the Tremont area of the Smokies, which is one of my favorite locations. The photograph was taken in a light drizzle, umbrella in hand. With the rainy mist hanging over the creek, and the focus on the dogwood blooms on the overhanging branch, the photo has a three-dimensional look.

I recently gave Dogwood Rain a bit of a make-over, enhancing the contrast and the green color of the leaves.

The road to Tremont is a left turn just past the Townsend entrance to the Smokies, going west towards Cades Cove. After the road turns to gravel, this view presents itself on a sharp curve, with an unobstructed view of the Middle Prong of the Little River. If the dogwoods blooms are at their peak, (second and third weeks of April), and the light is good, it’s a simple matter to set up a tripod and take the shot.

Dogwood Rain is offered in all sizes. Details of sizes and pricing can be found on at the bottom of the How to Buy page. You can also purchase framed or unframed versions of this image from my online store

Please stop in and visit me to see the complete display of Smoky Mtns Photos at the William Britten Gallery in Gatlinburg, TN.  The Gallery is located in Morning Mist Village, along the historic Arts and Crafts loop on Glades Rd.

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  1. cherilyn kugle

    need to know when to come to take pictures of them we have resevered rooms for april17 – 21 or do we need to come sooner are is this time frame in april ok can you please help us out on our timing they are budding out in north miss now were we live but we dont know about up there thanks cherilyn

  2. Bill

    Those dates should be perfect. With a warm spring, it could be earlier, but normally it falls between April 15th and 25th for the peak dogwoods.

  3. Fletcher Scott

    William, I am concerned about the storm damage to some areas I really like to photograph around the Y and Tremont Rd. I haven’t heard a thing about the storm since July. Maybe you could give me a report.

    Fletcher Scott

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