This small waterfall was photographed in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, along the Middle Prong Trail. See my gallery for more.
This black and white photograph was taken in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, along the Little River. A wide variety of prints are available in my gallery at Pixels – check it out…
Located in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, the Lynn Camp Prong Cascades provide a beautiful resting area for hikers along the Middle Prong Trail. If you can’t visit the area, you can still enjoy this beautiful waterfall on a print in your home or office! Come see a variety of print types available in my galleries at Pixels and/or Zazzle.
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I photographed this stack of stones while hiking along the Little River, located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Stop by my gallery at Pixels to see more.
Sunlight beamed through the forest canopy in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, illuminating the trail along which I enjoyed peace and quiet on a morning walk. You, too, might enjoy this scenery in your home or office – if so, visit my gallery at Pixels. Several print types are available to select, in addition to other items.
Enjoy my digital rendition of a deer standing in a field of green, with forest faintly visible in the distance. Based on a photograph, this image is available on prints and more in my gallery at Pixels. Come by for a visit, sometime!
Enjoying a peaceful walk with my camera along a vintage railroad track no longer in use, I photographed the following images – below, linked to my gallery at Pixels:
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Yesterday I visited Ijams Nature Center, a 315-acre park along the Tennessee River in Knoxville. Originally a marble and limestone quarry in the early 1900’s, it’s been converted now to serve as an outdoor recreation area with Mead’s Quarry Lake and a network of hiking/biking trails. There’s also a stand for refreshments.
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I photographed this interesting geological structure while hiking in Tennessee, at Piney Falls State Natural Area. Located on the ceiling of an overhang from a gorge-wall, these outcroppings represent the end result of erosion, where small amounts of water seeping through sandstone over time have deposited minuscule amounts of mineral – creating these downward structures – before succumbing to gravity; whereby a scattered array of indentations in the hardened ground may be observed.
Or, so it seems. I’m not a geologist, but do sell photographic prints at Pixels.
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Having observed that the gorge below Lower Piney Falls (Tennessee) wasn’t easily accessible, I hiked back uphill and sought to secure a path of descent further along the river. Alas, it was not to be. However, on this half-hour side excursion, I did have the opportunity to see some very interesting rock formations.
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In black and white, here’s Spruce Flats Falls, located in the Tremont section of the Tennessee Smoky Mountains, near Townsend. I’ve added this image to my gallery.
This photograph in Tennessee highlights cascades preceding the 40′ high Lower Piney Falls, which empties into a tall, narrow gorge without access.
Here’s a video of the falls, from the top –
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Running water passes underneath a forest canopy and over a moss-covered stream bed at Lower Piney Falls, in Tennessee. This photograph is available on different prints in my gallery at Pixels. Check it out…
I recently enjoyed hiking the 440-acre Piney Falls State Natural Area, located in Rhea County where Little Piney and Soak Creek have carved deep gorges into the Cumberland Plateau. It’s recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Interior as a National Natural Landmark, one of fourteen in Tennessee, featuring rare virgin forests.
If you’d be interested in visiting the park, here’s a map:
Note: there are no restrooms or gift shop, and limited signage.
There are two waterfalls at the park, Upper and Lower Piney Falls.
Upper Piney Falls is 80′ high, the top of which is easily accessible by trail. It features a concave ledge which circles behind and around the falls where visitors can enjoy an awe-inspiring view of the gorge below. Getting to the plunge pool, however, is more difficult; in addition to traversing a narrow trail along the upper rim of the gorge, hikers must then descend a steep, rocky surface, safeguarded to some degree via provision of connected cable for support. Exercise caution!
Here are some photographs of Upper Piney Falls –
Here’s a short video of Upper Piney Falls –
Following the trail down to Lower Piney Falls, which stands 40′ high, hikers arrive at the top of the falls for a picturesque view into a taller, narrow gorge. Unfortunately, there are no trails to access the plunge pool nor lower slopes below, which feature an old growth forest of tall white pines and eastern hemlocks.
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On a recent hike in Fall Creek Falls State Park, I visited the base of the falls, and, afterward, exited the gorge by following along the (nearly) dry creek bed – later, I would climb a hill to reacquire the trail. Today, I added this nature photography to my gallery at Pixels. Stop by for a visit!
With a low volume of water present, I was able to approach the top edge of Cane Creek Falls, while hiking recently at the Fall Creek Falls State Park in Tennessee. I’ve added this photograph to my gallery at Pixels.
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It had been a while since I played basketball, and I’d been thinking of it lately. My under-inflated ball was stored inside of a box in the garage, not far from an air pump. Shorts, t-shirt, shoes, air in the ball – I was ready.
The basketball hoop where I used to shoot wasn’t far, and so I practiced dribbling along the way. When I arrived, I took a moment to review the situation, and then remembered that I had a good book at home which I was planning to read.