With clouds overhead and fog in the valley, below, black and white photography adds drama to this photograph taken in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, near the town of Wears Valley. It would also look great in a frame on a wall in your home, so come by and have a look around these galleries:
Tag: Foothills Parkway
View From the Foothills
These photographs were taken from scenic overlooks along the Foothills Parkway in Townsend, Tennessee, featuring views of the Smoky Mountains. Prints are available in my gallery.
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Shots From the Trail
You can visit my gallery at Pixels to find wonderful prints and other items, here:
- Look Rock Tower – taken in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee
- Lake Superior – taken in the Upper Peninsula at Marquette, Michigan
- Black Mountain – taken on the Cumberland Plateau at Crab Orchard, TN
Prints types available include framed, canvas, wood, art, metal, poster, acrylic and tapestry. Also, framed prints may be customized to suit your interests.
Shots From the Trail
Prints available. This vintage, autumn photograph of waves on Lake Superior was taken in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, near the city of Marquette, on the beach at Little Presque Isle.
Prints available. This scene features the shadows of trees, pointing up a paved mountain trail, as I hiked to Look Rock Tower – located along the Foothills Parkway near Townsend, Tennessee.
Prints available. With the Smoky Mountains in the distance, morning fog envelopes the town of Wears Valley, below, as cloud cover above appears foreboding and pronounced in black and white.
Into the Mystic, by Van Morrison (1970) – see lyrics here.
Spot With a View
This spot is called Look Rock, located along the old section of the Foothills Parkway, near Townsend, Tennessee, featuring expansive views of the Smoky Mountains.
A black and white photograph, it’s available on prints in my gallery and would make a wonderful addition to an empty wall…perhaps, you know of an appropriate spot in your home?
Print types includes framed, canvas, poster, metal, art, wood, acrylic and tapestry.
Black and White Tower
This black and white photograph features a concrete structure known as Look Rock Tower. Located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee along the new section of the Foothills Parkway, near Townsend, it serves as both a weather station for monitoring air quality, and as an observation platform. It’s also available on prints in my gallery, so stop by sometime and see what you can find.
Shots From the Trail
These photographs are available for sale on prints and other items, seen here –
The Little River Rapids photograph was taken along Little River in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, when the sun was behind a tall mountain peak.
The Nemo Bridge photograph was taken in autumn along Emory River in the Obed Wild And Scenic River National Park, near Wartburg, Tennessee.
The Sunrise Silhouette photograph was taken along the newer section of the Foothills Parkway, at the Smoky Mountains near Wears Valley, Tennessee.
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Look Rock Tower
After a short 1/2 mile hike along a trail up the mountain, I could see Look Rock Tower through the bare trees of winter. Made of concrete, it has three long ramps to ascend and features panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains to the east, as well as the Cumberland Plateau, westward. Photographed here, a southerly view.
If interested, you can find prints available in my gallery. Thanks for stopping by!
Layered view of the Smoky Mountains, as seen from the old section of the Foothills Parkway, near Townsend, Tennessee. Prints available here. Thanks!
Tower in the Sky
This black and white photography highlights Look Rock Tower, a mountaintop observation platform reached by ascending three long ramps. It’s located in the Smoky Mountains, along a trail accessible from the Foothills Parkway, near Townsend, Tennessee. Prints and more are available in the following galleries…
Spring Fed Waterfall
This roadside attraction – a spring fed waterfall – was photographed on a mountain top along the newer section of the Foothills Parkway, located in the Smoky Mountains near Wears Valley, Tennessee. If interested in a print, you can visit my gallery for a great selection of options.
Visiting Look Rock
After hiking, I drove north on US-321 and turned east onto the Foothills Parkway. It’s an 11-mile drive up and along the ridge line to Look Rock, an elevated platform from which to observe the Smoky Mountains. This was my second visit at this location, and, despite being mostly overcast, it’s always nice to have a look from above the clouds. You can visit my gallery to see more…
Shots from the Trail
Prints are available in my gallery featuring these photographs –
- Fog in the Valley – taken at the Foothills Parkway
- Forest Trail – from the Look Rock Tower Trail
- Autumn Reflections – Shot along the Emory River at OBED
Look Rock Tower Trail
Just across the street from the parking lot at Look Rock is the Look Rock Tower Trail. It’s a short 1/2 mile hike along a paved trail through the forest, though the grade is steep. At the end, you’ll encounter a very tall concrete structure…
On top, the observation area provides visitors with a 360-degree panoramic view, including the Smoky Mountains to the east and the Cumberland Plateau to the west. The spiral staircase is locked and off limits, with equipment for monitoring air quality and communications.
Though both the elevation and proximity to taller mountains are less than that of Clingmans Dome, the views are really wonderful and the area is much more peaceful…in fact, the only other people I saw were a couple leaving as I arrived.
Fine prints are available in my gallery at Pixels and would make an excellent accent piece for an empty wall – at home or in the office!
Located along the old section of the Foothills Parkway, near Townsend, Tennessee, approximately 11 miles from US-321, visitors can enjoy expansive views of the Smoky Mountains from both Look Rock, as well as Look Rock Tower.
While there are several spots along this route to park and appreciate the scenery, Look Rock is the only area with a designated observation platform. There are no restrooms or gift shop, but the view is great!
If interested in a print for your home, you can visit my gallery to review a variety of options available to meet your wishes. Thanks for visiting!
Crossing the Foothills Parkway into the forest, visitors can hike to the Look Rock observation tower along the Look Rock Tower Trail…