We wondered around Carvers gap jumping in the truck going from one place to the next. Since the temperatures were so low, we left our camera gear in the bed of the truck so that it would remain the same temperature. If we were to put the gear in the truck, it would fog up or even run the risk of tearing up due to the drastic temperature changes.
It was the first snowfall of 2020 here in eastern Tennessee, Roan Mountain was getting hammered over night along with temperatures dropping to 10 degrees at night. My buddy Scott and I arrived around 5 a.m., we had planned on shooting a sunrise from the Appalachian Trail on Jane Bald, but due to extreme high winds and extremely low temperatures, we opted to play it safe and wonder around Carvers Gap. Everything along the edge of the mountain was frozen and I wanted to showcase a variety of that in one image. I found this scene near the top of Carvers Gap, it appeared to me as if winter created a frozen garden. It was very beautiful and it showcased the atmosphere extremely well.