Fall colors were everywhere, depending on elevation, and so were a constant rain and the low-lying fog that gives the Smokies its name. I shot the Greenbrier Little Pigeon River shots in pouring, unrelenting rain. A 5-second exposure hid the falling raindrops and the diffused light was perfect for shooting. My camera and lens were on a tripod and covered by convenience store plastic bags. I was in my bad weather, cold weather coat with a hoodie. I was the only photographer in Greenbrier, one of the few people there, and the only person not in a warm, dry car…and I was soaked but a happy photographer. All photos were shot with my wonderful Singh-Ray Vari-N-Trio lens filter – polarizer, variable neutral density, and color enhancement.