Simmons PhotoGraphic Arts



Updated for 2019 in print and now the E-verison in 2020, this guide to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for photographers is filled with detailed information in its 168 pages. Internal hyperlinks allow the user to easily navigate through the book with just a click or two. In this book I take you to both iconic as well as more intimate scenes in and around the Great Smokies and give you suggestions on planning each day to maximize your opportunities. This e-book will help you make the most of what comes in all four seasons and all conditions. This IS the next best thing to having a professional guide with you.  The book was constructed from the print version so there are a couple of panoramics that are chopped in half on single page view. For the best experience in book-like fashion use 2 page view in Acrobat.


146 pages
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This detailed guidebook is laid out from MP 0.0 at Rockfish Gap to MP 469 on the banks of the Oconaluftee River at the border with the Great Smokies. The Parkway designers had a grand plan:“Jewels on a string of beads” was the concept, with points of great interest spread along the length of this great scenic drive. For lovers of the outdoors of all types, and especially photographers, there are then target rich areas of exceptional appeal that offer iconic scenes. This book guides you through those, as well as the hidden jewels not so immediately apparent, both on and off the Parkway. This IS the guide I wish I had when I first started to visit and photograph the Parkway.

Updated from the original print version with additional notes for photographers. There are hyperlinks throughout the book in the familiar blue that will allow you to easily navigate from location to location, and in a single click return to the table of contents for each chapter or the entire book.
212 pages
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No longer available in print. This book features a comprehensive portfolio of Blue Ridge Parkway images along with location information.

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214 pages 

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The Print Version 2019

Revised and Updated including the new section of Foothills Parkway West and Max Patch

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