Tag: rocky

  • Waves on the Big Lake

    This vintage photograph featuring Lake Superior was taken along the rugged shores of Presque Isle in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, in the city of Marquette. Today, you can find a variety of prints available in my gallery to adorn an empty wall in your domicile or workplace.

    Thanks for visiting!


  • North Arch

    Prints available. This is North Arch, one of two arches located at Twin Arches in the Big South Fork National Park, near Oneida, Tennessee. If you look closely, you’ll see a wooden stairway in the distance. This leads visitors to the top and along a natural footbridge between the arches. Thanks for stopping by!


  • Autumn Scenery

    You can find a variety of fine prints available in my gallery featuring these October photographs, taken on the Cumberland Plateau at Bee Rock Overlook in Tennessee.

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  • Shots From the Trail

    These photographs were taken while hiking along a trail at Twin Arches, located near Oneida, Tennessee, in the Big South Fork National Park. Prints available.


  • Little Presque Isle

    This photograph was taken on the beach of Lake Superior at Little Presque Isle, located near the city of Marquette in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Prints and more available in my Redbubble shop.


  • 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.


  • Small Cave

    I shot this photograph inside a small cave at the base of South Arch, at Twin Arches near Oneida, Tennessee. It was a narrow cave approx. 12-feet tall, with an opening in the rocks (upper left) allowing sunlight to filter inside. 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.


  • 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…


  • Watching the Water

    Watching the Water

    …and, watching my step! This photograph was taken while standing on a rock in the middle of Thunderhead Prong, in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. I was able to access this spot due to seasonally low levels of water. You can also enjoy this mossy mountain landscape, on a print in your home or office, when you visit my galleries at Pixels, Redbubble and/or ArtPal. Select from several print options available. Thanks very much!


  • Change of Season

    This autumn photograph features Thunderhead Prong and a colorful hillside, located in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. It would look wonderful as a print in a frame on a wall in your home or office, and you can find the perfect accent piece by visiting my galleries at Pixels and/or Redbubble. Thanks ~ hope to see you soon!


  • Daybreak

    Daybreak

    Morning sunlight filters through the forest and valleys, some still shielded by mountain peaks. This daybreak photography features Middle Prong Little River, located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Prints available.

    Thanks for visiting!


  • Forest Bridge

    Prints and more available in my galleries at Pixels and Redbubble.

    This photograph features a footbridge in the distance, marking the trailhead to Middle Prong Trail, located in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains.


  • 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…


  • Black and White

    This black and white photograph features Thunderhead Prong, located in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. You can find many great prints when you visit these galleries: Pixels, ArtPal and ArtFlakes. Thanks for stopping by!