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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.

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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!

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Science Fiction Space

Rocket Launch

Visit my shops at Redbubble and Pixels for a wide selection of gifts and apparel items, featuring this cool science fiction rocket launch! Here are a few sample products…

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Science Fiction Surreal

Alien Artifact In Desert

Digital artwork of desert landscape with alien artifact revealed over time by drifting sands. It’s available in my gallery on a potpourri of cool products from the following categories: wall art, home decor, lifestyle, beach, greeting cards, stationary, phone cases, apparel and coffee mugs.

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Science Fiction Space

Alien World

Welcome to a mysterious land on an alien planet covered with terraced rock ledges and a distant sun. This digital art was created using Adobe Photoshop, Bryce and Affinity Photo software. Guests may discover a variety of items available by visiting my galleries at Fine Art America and Redbubble

It’s out of sight!

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Science Fiction Space

Beyond The Moon

Beyond the moon’s horizon lies the planet earth and a distant, glowing cosmos. This digital space scene can be yours on a variety of items available print on demand in my galleries at Redbubble, Society 6 and Fine Art America. So, why not stop by for a visit and explore…

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Science Fiction Space

Sci Fi Landscape

Welcome to another world, a science fiction landscape of jagged mountain peaks and a mysterious turquoise sphere reflecting in the distance. Guests are welcome to journey to my galleries at Society 6, Redbubble and/or Pixels, to discover a wide assortment of original gifts and apparel available print on demand. Thanks for stopping by.

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Products Space

One Giant Leap For Mankind Tapestry

 

That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. But, watch that first step – it’s a doozie! Enjoy this wall tapestry, highlighting the famous quote of Neil Armstrong from the Apollo 11 space mission to the moon. Available in three sizes (shown here, large measures 104″ by 88″), it’s made of 100% lightweight polyester with hand-sewn finished edges. Durable enough for both indoor and outdoor use.

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Products Structures

Tower of Atlantis Spiral Notebook

 

In the middle of the ocean with no land in sight, a mysterious structure was discovered. Could this be the lost city of Atlantis? Neither the navigational charts nor GPS provided any answers. So, the explorers approached the tower with caution…

This spiral notebook is printed on the front cover and has 120 pages. It also has a handy document pocket inside the back cover and is available in a selection of ruled or graph pages. Dimensions are 6″ wide by 8″ tall. Makes a great gift idea!

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Photography

Vintage Glass

During my childhood in Marquette, Michigan, one of my favorite hobbies was collecting old bottles. With my brother and various friends, we would gather our supplies (garden shovels and spades, gloves, plastic pales and old pillow cases), and begin the adventure to a local hillside behind what was referred to as the ‘Haunted House’. There we would excavate until we grew tired, carefully extracting from the soil whatever treasures we could uncover.

Many decades later, I’ve retained only a fraction of the collection which I’d amassed during my youth. Presented here with enhancements through the use of Adobe Photoshop, three round bottom bottles highlight a beauty in their imperfections, with air bubbles, thick and uneven glass, and a wonderful hue of blues and greens.

If interested, a variety of print types (canvas, framed, acrylic, metal, wood and art prints) are available from this collection at my gallery at Fine Art America. Thanks for looking.

 

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Graphics Products

Inspirational Columbus Poster

Enjoy this poster featuring inspirational words from the famous Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus, who discovered America in the year 1492. Several different sizes to select. You can choose between these paper types: value (matte), poster (semi-gloss), archival heavyweight (matte) or premium canvas (gloss). Optional frame accessories available, also.