Three views of the same section of the Little River somewhere along "Little River Road" between Townsend and Hwy 441 on the Tennessee side in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Day was somewhat overcast - the sun was up and a not-too-thick layer of stratus clouds was lifting.
Perfect lighting for waterfalls & whitewater - I could get a long exposure with just polarizer, no highlights blown out by sun, good even lighting coming from all directions. Nice warm light too.
Leaves were just about peak.
I could have hung out there all day, but I had more water and trees and rocks and leaves to shoot!
Exposures on these three shots ranged from about 3/4 second to about 1.5 seconds.
I find that anything over 1/4 second or so will blur moving water sufficiently.
But...the foam on top of the water tends to move much more slowly than the water itself.
Unless I have an exposure of at least a second, oftentimes the foam leaves the surface downstream from the whitewater looking 'chunky'.
You can see a little of this in the top picture (this was the 3/4 sec. exposure).
All with Nikon D80, 18-105mm f3.5-5.6, circular polarizer, TRIPOD (brought it with me on this trip!)
I came; I saw; I shot; I shared.