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.
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!