Categories
Nature Photography

Beautiful Waterfall

This is 75-foot tall Cummins Falls, located on the Cumberland Plateau in Cookeville, Tennessee. It’s a beautiful waterfall and popular statewide tourist destination, providing visitors a scenic 1.5 mile hike through the gorge, along Blackburn Fork River.

You don’t have to travel to enjoy this picturesque landscape, however. Simply visit my shop at Fine Art America and select a museum quality print to enjoy on a wall in your home, office, lobby, cafeteria, etc.. Several print types are available to suit your wishes.

Categories
Nature Photography

Black And White Waterfall

This black and white photograph features a terraced rock base below Cummins Falls, located on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee. It would make a fine accent for an empty space on a wall in your home, and many print types are available.

Categories
Science Fiction Space

Rings of Reflection

An artwork of science fiction with abstract metallic rings reflecting a mysterious source of light. Somewhat futuristic, and very much available on products in my shop at Society 6 – so, check it out…

Categories
Miscellaneous Music

Music And Design

Songs that I’m listening to this morning while working with photography and/or creating designs…

Modified photo from unsplash.com

Categories
Nature Photography

Mannis Branch Falls

Following sunrise at Luftee Overlook, I decided to take the long way home – a scenic drive along Little River Gorge Road. At a point beyond Laurel Falls, I happened to observe two small waterfalls, barely visible through the trees. So, I pulled over and parked.

After a short hike through the woods, I arrived at the edge of Little River and found a spot to take a few photographs. Doing so, I noticed a taller waterfall through the trees in the distance. Later, I would learn the name – Mannis Branch Falls.

So, I thought, can I safely cross the river, and, if so, where to begin?

The current was strong, and, each time I stepped, pressure from the power of moving water would force my foot and leg away from me, downstream. This meant that I needed to be certain that my back foot was securely planted before stepping – which first entailed determining where I could safely step, and that I should expect to have my balance tested during the process. Carrying a heavy backpack was also a consideration. In addition, the riverbed posed issues. It wasn’t easy to see through the white water. When possible, the darker areas represented larger rocks, and were very slippery. Lighter areas were safer footholds, though less common, consisting mostly of small rocks and sand. I found myself constantly trying to avoid having a foot slip between the rocks. During the crossing, I was grateful that I’d found a walking stick to help maintain my balance – and, I used two walking sticks on my return! Live and learn.

Photography

If you’d like to accent a wall in your home or office with a print featuring my photography, you can visit my gallery at Fine Art America to select the print type which best suits your interests.

Video

What made this experience most fun was the fact that I just happened to stumble upon this particular waterfall. If you look at my hiking page, you’ll see that I’ve visited many falls in the area. In each instance, I’ve researched and planned in advance. On this day, I winged it – good weather, there was water flowing, the falls were accessible, I took some nice photographs and I didn’t fall. Success!

Categories
Nature Photography

Luftee Overlook

I recently enjoyed a sunrise from the Luftee Overlook, located along US-441 South, in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.

Only one mile beyond Clingman’s Dome, this overlook faces due east. I arrived 1/2 hour before sunrise and was greeted by several photographers with tripods, set up on the sidewalk and waiting.

If you’d be interested in a print, please visit my gallery at Fine Art America to select the print type which best suits your wishes – framed, canvas, art, poster, metal, acrylic or wood.

I’ve also made a variety of other products available with this photograph, in my shop at Redbubble – check it out.

Have a nice day!

Categories
Graphics Patterns

Keyboard Spheres

Spheres of piano keys, layered and rotating clockwise. It seemed rather interesting when I designed it, so perhaps you’ll like it, as well. Many items featuring this musical-themed imagery are available in my shops at Society 6 and Pixels. Hope to see you soon…

Categories
Nature Photography

Mountain View

Enjoy this grunge-style digital artwork of a Mountain View, based on a photograph I shot along the Foothills Parkway, in Tennessee. Prints available.

Categories
Patterns Products

Turquoise Pattern Floor Pillow

Measuring 36″ by 36″, this (cover only) floor pillow has a vibrant double-sided print, and serves as a versatile seating or lounging option for any room. Made from durable 100% spun polyester – fills must be purchased separately. Enjoy!

Categories
Nature Photography

Cookeville Waterfall

Located in Cookeville, Tennessee, this waterfall is referred to as City Lake Falls. Smaller than many falls, it’s nevertheless an appealing location to visit – only 1/4 mile from the parking area. Prints available.

Categories
Nature Photography

City Lake Falls

Some waterfalls can be visited only after an exhaustive hike over rugged terrain. Others, such as City Lake Falls, are much easier to observe, requiring only 1/4 mile walk through the forest on a paved trail. Located in Cookeville, Tennessee, you can enjoy this waterfall photography on a print from my gallery – all year long!

Categories
Nature Photography

North Carolina Sunrise

Morning sunrise in North Carolina, photographed from the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Prints available.