Clingmans Dome Photos

Photos by Nye Simmons
clingmans dome sunset in smoky mountains national park   moon over clingmans dome in smoky mountains national park
Clingmans Dome Sunset   Moon Over Clingmans Dome

Clingmans Dome is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s highest point and straddles both North Carolina and Tennessee. On a perfectly clear day you can see 100 miles into seven states. Clingmans Dome is home to one of the most iconic Smokies sunset scenes.

Besides Clingmans Dome, Travel Photo Guides Great Smoky Mountains National Park iPhone app also shows you where to find and take pictures of wildflowers, wildlife and other beautiful places in the Park including Tremont, Elkmont, and Cades Code among others.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park features spectacular views mountains and peaks, the Appalachian Trail, old-growth forests, rivers, waterfalls and cascades. The Park has a wide variety of wildlife to take photos of including black bears, white-tail deer and birds like wild turkeys. Maple tress, flowering dogwoods and other deciduous trees turn gorgeous fall colors, and delicate spring wildflowers such as trillium, rhododendron, azaleas, columbine and iris bloom throughout the Park during spring and summer. There is easy access to trails for hiking, back packing, rock climbing and camping where you can find all these beautiful views to enjoy and photograph.


Camera Equipment Used in Photos

These photos were taken with large and medium format film and digital cameras.  Nikon shooters will prefer a D3 or a D90.  Other full frame  or APS-C cameras such as the Nikon d300 or Canon 7D will work as well.  Many landscape photographers  consider   a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens an essential piece of camera equipment.  Wildlife shots will require a Nikon 70-300mm VR or longer. These lenses is available for most digital cameras including DSLRs  from Leica, Pentax, Sony, Sigma and Olympus.

Travel Photos Guides Apps for iPhone

Get the most out of your vacation with Travel Photo Guides U.S. national parks iPhone apps. The apps show you all the best places to see, how to get there, and provide expert tips on how to take perfect photos. It’s like having a private guide and a professional photographer in your iPhone!


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