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This image was captured on a trip to the Smoky Mountains that featured a LOT of excess water. Normally, Roaring Fork isn't all that robust, but this time is was really flowing with some serious enthusiasm.

So, we started hiking upstream looking for compositions. We skirted the bank for as long as we could, and then a little wading was required. I discovered this location and really liked the way the water seemed to almost be flowing off a "shelf" in the creek.
Setup was dicey (I need to remember to have my wife take photos when I'm in tough positions so you understand what I'm talking about :) ). I had one tripod leg extended to nearly 7 feet and sitting in the creek. The other two were precariously positioned between a couple rocks - and me? I was half squatting half standing on a wet rock with a steep slope right into the creek - perched on a small piece of moss that I hoped with not let go of the boulder!

From this decidedly awkward spot I was able to "massage" the camera into position and get the shot I was after. Thank goodness for wide angle lenses - and sticky moss!

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