The following HDR (high dynamic range) image could only have been done using a tripod. Because there was so much contrast in this scene, I needed to expose a series of nine images to capture it all. In order to get detail in the shadows, such as the trunk of the tree, some of the exposures were quite long. Although HDR can align images, and Photoshop can reduce camera shake somewhat, there is no substitute for a tripod to get a sharp result:
Cades Cove is in the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. This series of images was taken on a very chilly morning at dawn on April 13, 2007.