Knoxville Daily Photo will post one photo per day taken from the Knoxville/Knox County, Tennessee area. Knoxville is the city of my birth, the place where I work, and the largest city near our hometown. It's a wonderful community in which to raise our family. It's really a beautiful place . . . . at least I think so.

I am not a professional photographer; I call myself a point & shoot photographer. I have had a genuine love for and interest in photography since childhood. My camera is a Nikon Coolpix S600 ~ which I love for many reasons that I won't list here. Sometimes I use my old camera which is a Nikon Coolpix 5900.

Photography is something that I enjoy immensely. My photographs & albums are treasured above all other material things I own. The memories that are captured and preserved through my camera are so precious.

I am glad that I have discovered City Daily Photo and started a photo blog. It's an honor to share my little corner of the world with those who find themselves here. Enjoy looking around my blog, and welcome to all who visit.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Sky View from Clingmans Dome

I took this photo from the trail leading to Clingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I was so fortunate to capture the bird in flight. The visibility was high on this day. Normally the mountains are shrouded in mists and clouds.

Quoted from the National Park Service website . . .

"At 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is the highest point in Tennessee, and the third highest mountain east of the Mississippi."

To read more about Clingmans Dome visit the nps.gov website.

Happy SkyWatch Friday! To see more SkyWatch photos from around the world visit Skyley at www.skyley.blogspot.com.







20 comments:

Denise said...

Fantastic photos of the Smoky Mountains. Incredible scenery.

Naturegirl said...

Simply gorgeous! The sky the luch green! Awesome!

Bryan said...

Clingmans Dome is one mountain I've wanted to hike that's eluded me so far. Looking at this beautiful photo, I don't think I can resist much longer.

Island Style said...

Excellent shot..oh the colors in that sky. Yes, was wonderful to catch this lovely bird in flight- it highlighted your photo! Beautiful-

Frisky Librarian said...

Stunning!

floreta said...

the best part of this is the bird in the sky :)

Jim said...

Awesome shot, the bird in flight is an extra.

Connie said...

I haven't been to Clingmans Dome in years. Did your kids have any trouble with the climb? Nice photos, by the way.

Judy said...

You have a beautiful area to live in. I have been through a couple of times and love it.
Awesome view.

Jew Wishes said...

Your photos are beautiful. I like the one with the bird, yes, you were lucky.

It's nice to see a photo with sunny skies, after all the rain we've had, and are still having in TN.

gogouci said...

Looks lovely. I solitary bird in the sky makes this location seem so isolated and though provoking.

Jacob said...

Striking in every way! And somehow serene and calming. Great job!

Carol said...

Great photo...beautiful scenery....nice subtle color in the clouds...

Leedra said...

You captured the mountains so well.

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Arija said...

Your scene looks so much like like Australia with the dead treed towering above the forest. Nice skywatch shot.

Mary Elizabeth said...

This shot is awesome.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Mary Elizabeth.
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Michele said...

What incredible beauty in this photo... I love the many layers of mountains with its unique coloring. Amazing scenery.
Ah, to be that bird, pure freedom.

marley said...

Oh wow! What a view! It goes on for miles.

Tanya said...

Gorgeous view/shot Hope! I was so happy to see you stop by the other day. I've been a horrible blogging friend lately, barely able to keep my head above water,lol...Hope you are having an awesome weekend!

Jill said...

Wonderful shot Hope. I remember being there many years ago, though the walk up that paved path liked to have killed me! It is so worth the view, especially when the sky is clear above the blue haze.



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