I had a wonderful weekend with fellow photographer Jennifer Carr (more on that later). Our first stop was Max Patch Mountain. Max Patch Mountain is a bald mountain on the North Carolina/Tennessee border. A section of the Appalachian Trail runs through it and we met several hikers trying to conquer that feat when we were visiting. There are 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains – the Bald Mountains in the immediate vicinity, the Unakas to the north, the Great Smokies to the south and the Great Balsams and Black Mountains to the southeast.
Standing on the bald, I was drawn to just slowing turning in a circle and breathing in all the visionary goodness I was seeing. The billowy, puffy white clouds were the crowning glory to the mountains that day. They inspired me to try a panoramic image. I’d never tried one before and now I want to go back and try another one as this one really doesn’t do the mountains justice. There just couldn’t be a more perfect spot for a panoramic!