I had seen this location in photos many times and it immediately called out to me. Most photographers did not share the location to this picture however so it took me over a year to find it. I knew once I found it that this would be one of my best photos that I had ever taken due to how badly I wanted to experience this location. It was not only about capturing this beautiful place, but the adventure and amazement of seeing it in person. Finally after a year I found it. I had never used a 10 stop filter before, but for some reason I chose this to be my first try. This was the result. I believe it depicts it perfectly. What a gem inside the large Great Smokey Mountains this is. I used the methods learned from Elias Locardi in the Fstoppers Tutorial Photographing the world to do my post precessing.
Photo of the Day selected by: Ryan Mense
30mm · f/9.0 · 393s · ISO 100