One of my favorite "road trip" pictures, I love the forest on both sides and the detail in the road, you almost feel as if you're there in the damp fall morning.
Took this at one of the waterfalls, I love how the bottom fills the image, the water rushing out of the frame to who knows where.
My favorite scenic view at Great Smoky Mountains, this was taken during my first visit (of three) that day. It was gray, cloudy, with foggy mist rising out of the mountains like some otherworldly spirit.
The same view, now in the afternoon. Sunny and bright but still with some clouds.
Now it's the third visit, the sun is setting. There's a hint of fog in the valley, but the golden hour glow is finally coming out.
Probably right after sunset, the best colors I was able to get all day. Still the third visit to the same spot.