The Smoky Mountains | Kevin Scott Banks

The Smoky Mountains

When my roommate told me he was filming a wedding in the Smoky Mountains, I jumped at the chance to tag along as his assistant. It’s been over 7 years since I’ve been to the Smokies, and I’ve been dying to get back.

We stayed at a stunning resort just outside of the national park. It featured a gazebo with a spectacular view of the valley, and a nice chapel for hosting the wedding ceremony.

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The clouds rolling through the hills are so cool to look at, especially from a higher vantage point!Smokies_0010_150910 Smokies_0011_150910 Smokies_0013_150910 Smokies_0014_150910

Yes it’s true, I tease tourists all the time for freaking out over ordinary deer. But a visit to Cade’s Cove and a telephoto lens allowed me the opportunity to get some great images of these normally ordinary animals.

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We couldn’t spend a morning in a foggy valley without a few portraits…

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 My roommate was trying out his new drone helicopter for the first time. We had an absolute blast flying it around for the weekend, especially at Cade’s Cove. There’s definitely a learning curve when it comes to flying the drone and learning how to take great aerial images. I think I’ll be buying my own drone soon!

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Thanks for checking out my new photo blog. I plan to keep posting photos from my trips and any other interesting things I photograph around Nashville. 

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