The Loop Road

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© Donald Garrett
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Photo Info
UploadedAugust 20, 2009
TakenJuly 24, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D60
Exposure1/320 sec at f/9
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length28 mm
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The Loop Road at Cade's Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

55 responses

  • David Fullman

    David Fullman gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    Great shot.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    Awesome shot, Donald! Beautiful scenery, and a great road I'd love to follow!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    Great shot,Don! Love to take a walk here.

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    Wonderful scape and comp. dp

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) said (20 Aug 2009):

    Green fading away to blue and the magic and mystery of the Great Smokies. So simple, so superb. Well done!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (20 Aug 2009):

    Thank you for the invitation Don...I want to walk down this gentle lane, with its soft rolling landscape....this is a beauty! Composition so excellent.!

  • jackie b

    jackie b said (20 Aug 2009):


  • Anne Worner

    Anne Worner (Deleted) said (20 Aug 2009):

    Beautiful in every way. Good point of interest, super leading lines, and very nicely exposed.

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    So, so beautiful Don!! Great compo for this wonderful shot!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    I knew this photo looked familiar!!! I have been there! Your photo of it is magnificent : )

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    Oh Donald! This is so beautiful!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    What a peacefull place. Very nice.

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    I agree with Richard, I love how the colors fade into each other, I just love the whole thing!!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    seems like a very popular spot for all the great photographers, great shot D!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    Love the composition and a great angle of the road inspiring one to walk its path.

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    Beautiful capture so well done !!!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    Simple and perfectly beautiful

  • Loree McComb

    Loree McComb   gave props (21 Aug 2009):

    This is a gorgeous shot

  • Joel Mcafee

    Joel Mcafee (Deleted) gave props (21 Aug 2009):

    Went through this area at age 10 or so. How I would love to go again. Wonderful shot !

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (21 Aug 2009):

    taking the "road less traveled" I see :) Love this!!!

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (21 Aug 2009):

    a lovely road...

  • Billy Houckham

    Billy Houckham said (21 Aug 2009):

    Fantastic picture

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (21 Aug 2009):

    Beautiful, beautiful shot, gorgeous tree and love the rickety little fence..

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (21 Aug 2009):

    I think this is one that looks great in the lightbox..

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (21 Aug 2009):

    Ok Don,,this is something to hang on a wall.just fabulous

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (21 Aug 2009):

    This shot is beautiful in every way! Your composition of lovely scenery, the sky and clouds, the green of the tree and grass and the blue mountains. I would frame this one!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (22 Aug 2009):

    Such a lovely shot of this quiet road. Time stands still there. We saw several deer and foxes when we were on that road.

  • Eivor Kuchta

    Eivor Kuchta (Deleted) gave props (22 Aug 2009):

    Wonderful composition, Don!

  • Bill Bungard

    Bill Bungard   said (22 Aug 2009):

    Nice shot. Wonderful lines for the eyes to follow.

  • gigi bosio

    gigi bosio said (24 Aug 2009):


  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (24 Aug 2009):

    What a classic beauty, Don. Looks fantastic in the lightbox. This one should be framed.

  • Deb Exteen

    Deb Exteen (Deleted) gave props (24 Aug 2009):

    This is perfect in every aspect. Love the color tones. Great job!

  • Margherita Bettinelli

    Margherita Bettinelli gave props (25 Aug 2009):

    wonderful colours.... great view!!

  • Elaine Manley

    Elaine Manley (Deleted) gave props (25 Aug 2009):

    gorgeous ! I love shots like this

  • George Papachristou

    George Papachristou said (27 Aug 2009):

    Beautiful!!! I wish I was there. :>)

  • Jean Creamer

    Jean Creamer gave props (29 Aug 2009):

    My favorite place to go is Cades Cove. Going there in October. I know this little loop well!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (30 Aug 2009):

    Beautiful Scene!

  • Matt.

    Matt. (Deleted) gave props (22 Sep 2009):

    Well Captured!

  • Cris Ann

    Cris Ann gave props (16 Oct 2009):

    Oh, my. I'm partial to 'road' photos and this one especially. Great capture.

  • Pamela Hubbard

    Pamela Hubbard (Deleted) gave props (27 Sep 2011):


  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols gave props (27 Sep 2011):

    Wonderful scene...nice selection for the theme.

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (27 Sep 2011):

    Absolutely beautiful! Wonderful colors, composition, depth, and light. A great entry for the theme, indeed!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (27 Sep 2011):

    one of my favorite places in Tn. a very peaceful place and a great photo!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (27 Sep 2011):

    Shakin' JPG's Tree (most excellently).

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (27 Sep 2011):

    super shot and a great entry for this theme.....

  • Lynn Pepper

    Lynn Pepper gave props (28 Sep 2011):

    Such an inviting shot - ! would love to travel down this road!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (29 Sep 2011):

    Just beautiful!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (1 Oct 2011):

    beautiful setting.

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (3 Oct 2011):

    Oh my, this is wonderful!

  • Sambit Chatterjee

    Sambit Chatterjee gave props (5 Oct 2011):

    Nice shot!!!

  • P L.

    P L. (Deleted) said (5 Oct 2011):

    Memories of a place I once called home:]

  • Loraine Reynolds

    Loraine Reynolds said (8 Oct 2011):

    Very very beautiful!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (16 Oct 2011):

    wow, don't know how I missed this - I have discovered it under the 'featured' ones -- Great shot and excellent entry!

  • Amanda Garrett

    Amanda Garrett (Deleted) gave props (3 Nov 2011):

    Not been to cade's cove in a few years, it's a great place. Wonderful capture by the way.

  • Julianna O'Brien

    Julianna O'Brien said (16 Apr 2012):

    the colors take my breath away...great capture

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