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  • Lower Potter’s Falls

    This is Lower Potter’s Falls, located along Crooked Fork Creek in Wartburg, Tennessee, photographed this past autumn. Prints are available in my gallery.

    Thanks for stopping by!


  • Beauty in the Forest

    The sight and sounds of water cascading in a creek strewn with rocks provides a pleasant respite while hiking in the Smoky Mountains. Seen here, Thunderhead Prong located along Middle Prong Trail. Prints available.


  • Twin Arches

    Twin Arches is a 1,500-acre natural area located on the Cumberland Plateau within the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, featuring many scenic gorges, sandstone bluffs and rivers.

    Both sandstone arches are situated end-to-end with a land bridge across the top. In terms of dimensions, the North Arch has a top deck height of 62-feet, a clearance of 51-feet and a span of 93-feet, while the South Arch has a top deck height of 103-feet, a clearance of 70-feet and a span of 135-feet.

    Hiking

    The park has two modern (septic tank) restrooms and a small seating area. Not far from the parking lot, the trail splits: to the left, you’ll encounter a set of steep wooden stairs (more like tall ladders with planks as steps) leading to the base of the cliffs; and, to the right the trail leads to the top of the arches.

    Prints

    You can find many great prints available featuring my photography when you visit my gallery. Print types include framed (customizable), art, metal, canvas, wood, poster, acrylic and tapestry. Thanks for stopping by!


    Information

    The text and image below are from an informational placard on site:

    Weaker layers of sandstone form the base of the nearly vertical walls of this narrow ridge. The weathering of these erosion-susceptible layers caused sections of the wall to fall away, forming shallow rock shelters on both sides of the ridge.

    The collapse and shelter enlarging process continued until two “windows” in the narrow ridge were formed. This opening enlarged until it reached the stronger and more erosion-resistant sandstone layer of rim rock that caps the Twin Arches.


  • Black and White Mountains

    Black and White Mountains

    More specifically, a black and white photograph of the Smoky Mountains, as captured from a location known as The Jump Off, a scenic detour along the trail to Charlies Bunion. Prints available.


  • New York Glass

    As a child with a hobby of collecting old bottles, this vintage glass was unearthed during the 1970’s while digging near a haunted house in Marquette, Michigan. Photo One is a small bottle from the Napier Chemical Company in New York, and has an air bubble in the glass. Photo Two is a taller bottle from the Black Cat Polish Company in Buffalo, New York, and to this day retains much of its original cork. See more in my gallery.


  • Chimney Tops

    Visitors of the Smoky Mountains can reach Chimney Tops – a mountain that the Cherokee Indians called Duniskwalguni, meaning ‘forked antlers’ – after a two mile hike along a steep trail. It’s a beautiful view, and one that you can enjoy everyday on prints available in my gallery at Fine Art America. I hope you’ll visit and find something you like, either for yourself or to give as a gift. Thanks!


  • Watch Your Step

    Watch Your Step

    This creative and surreal fantasy landscape featuring an infinite array of staggered, rocky peaks, reminded me of the 1986 movie, The Golden Child, when Eddie Murphy was tasked with the death-defying feat of carrying a glass of water (without spilling) across a similar, dangerous terrain. Fortunately, it’s much easier to access the following shops in order to find many great gift-giving ideas…


  • Cades Cove

    Please visit my gallery for prints. These autumn photographs were taken at Cades Cove, an historical settlement of early European immigrants located in a verdant valley of the Smoky Mountains, in Tennessee. It’s a beautiful area and a print would make a wonderful gift. Thanks for visiting!


  • Upper Lynn Camp Falls

    Upper Lynn Camp Falls

    Despite seasonally low water levels, hiking to enjoy the beauty of Upper Lynn Camp Falls is always a good experience. And you can also enjoy this landscape, on a print in a frame on the wall in your home – simply visit my gallery to select the option best suited for you, as to give as a gift!


  • Still Life Rose

    Using Affinity Photo software, I made the following modifications to this photograph of a pink rose: the image was straightened and cropped, then desaturated; a mask was added in order to paint back color into the rose; clarity was enhanced, and adjustments layers were used (white balance, vibrance, levels); I also included a faint glow effect and a textural overlay.

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  • View from Clingmans Dome

    Clingmans Dome is the tallest peak in Tennessee, standing 6,643 feet tall, as well as the highest point in the Smoky Mountains National Park. This shot features a view including the spiral concrete walkway leading to the pinnacle observation area. Prints available.


  • Water and Moss

    Make that water and moss, and rocks. And slippery. And beautiful, too. And, also available on prints and more in my galleries at Pixels and ArtPal.

    Check it out…


  • Cummins Falls

    Cummins Falls

    This photograph features a partial view of Cummins Falls, located in Cookeville, Tennessee. On the Cumberland Plateau, the gorge which houses this waterfall is mammoth and the trail to the base requires hikers to wade through the river on a few occasions.

    However, you can keep your feet dry and enjoy this scenery when you purchase a print from my gallery, in which there are several options to select…


  • Abstract Landscapes

    Today’s fun with landscapes includes paper mountains and a digital forest silhouette. You can visit my gallery to find prints and many other great gift-giving ideas, too. Thanks very much!


  • Barn at Cades Cove

    I photographed this vintage barn on a recent visit to Cades Cove, while hiking to the Elijah Oliver Place, selecting a color photograph for the sunny outdoors and a black and white shot to coincide with the dark interior. You can see several prints available in my gallery. Thanks for visiting!