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Big Laurel Falls

Along my Hike To Virgin Falls, I encountered Big Branch Falls, and, in two miles, had the opportunity to enjoy Big Laurel Falls.

At 40-feet tall, the water flows over a rock ledge and then vanishes underground into a large network of caves. The recessed overhang allows for easy access behind the falls, though rocks are damp and quite slippery – hikers should use caution!

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Emory Gap Falls

If you’re interested in taking the family for an easy & fun hike to see a waterfall, then visit the Frozen Head State Park – near Wartburg, Tennessee. The scenic 20-foot tall Emory Gap Falls is only a 3 mile out and back hike, and you’ll also pass Debord Falls along the trail.

See earlier post: Emory Gap Falls At Frozen Head

Like many waterfalls on the Cumberland Plateau, the best time to visit is when there’s water present. This was my second trip to the falls; though autumn foliage was gone, by comparison, recent rainfall bolstered the volume of water flowing.

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Cascading Creek In Forest

I photographed this lovely cascading creek – Big Laurel Creek – along the trail while hiking to Virgin Falls, located near Sparta, Tennessee. See more.

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Big Branch Falls

I recently hiked the Virgin Falls State Natural Area, located on the Cumberland Plateau – near Sparta, Tennessee. Along the trail, I stopped to enjoy Big Branch Falls, a 15-foot tall waterfall featuring a series of small terraces; thus, producing a cascading effect.

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Denny Cove Falls

Located in the South Cumberland State Park (30 minutes from Chattanooga, Tennessee, near Sequatchie) Denny Cove Falls is a picturesque 70-foot waterfall on the Denny Cove Branch. Driving two hours from Knoxville, my road trip into the wilderness also included a second stop at Foster Falls – less than two miles away!

Following directions provided through alltrails.com, I soon learned that there wasn’t access to the park via Dawson Springs Road, only several “No Trespassing” signs posted along private, rural properties. Instead, I found a marked entrance further north along US-41, an old gravel road with many deep potholes. Mine was the second car on site, and I was greeted by a family with two small children, as I walked ahead with camera in hand.

The nearly 3 mile out and back hike included diverse trail conditions, ranging from easy walking on hard pack soil through a pine tree forest, to cautious movements along an entirely rock strewn pathway. The trail is rated as moderately difficult, though, had the rocks been damp, it would have been more challenging. Fortunately, trail conditions were dry.

There are a few different trails in the park for hikers to enjoy. Nevertheless, and despite reading reviews suggesting that the falls are often busy, I had the place to myself for 1.5 hours during my morning visit – very peaceful.

Along the return, I met several other hikers on the trail – and, heard many other voices? Looking uphill through the trees at imposing gorge walls, I could see dozens of rock climbers – a popular recreational activity, accounting for the now full parking lot.

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I’ve added a variety of photographs to my gallery from my hike at Denny Cove Falls. Check it out and discover several different print types available – framed, canvas, metal, art, acrylic and/or wood. Thanks for visiting!

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Richland Creek Rapids

Enjoy this landscape scenery featuring whitewater along Richland Creek, located on the Cumberland Plateau near Dayton, Tennessee. See more in my gallery at Pixels.

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Scenes From The Trail

I recently took these photographs along the trail while hiking to Rainbow Falls, near Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Select a link below to see available prints, and more…

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Snowy River Landscape

This winter landscape scene features a photograph of the Huron River, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as seen during a snowfall. It may be customized to your liking – options include frame, size, mat, paper and finish. Thanks!

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Little River Big Rapids

Enjoy this photograph of white water rapids along the Little River in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. See more in my gallery at Pixels.

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Hopefully, this large group of robots are friendly to human beings. If not, my advice would be to RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!! But, don’t forget to stop at my galleries for some cool stuff – Society 6, Redbubble and/or Pixels.

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Textural Watercolor Tie Dye

Cool. Colorful. Creative. However you chose to describe this retro, starburst digital watercolor tie dye graphic design – perhaps, as such – it looks good on a variety of fun products available in my galleries at Society 6 and Pixels.

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Abstract Geometric Framed Print

Customize this new geometric artwork as decoration for a wall in your home or office! Available in three sizes, two frame styles, four frame colors & three mat colors. Features premium perspex – clearer and lighter than glass. Enjoy!

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Abrams Falls at Cades Cove, TN

See New Post: Return To Abrams Falls

Sometimes it takes longer than expected to reach your destination, as it’s difficult not to pause to enjoy nature. Such was my experience recently while driving to Cades Cove in Tennessee, pausing to view this random roadside waterfall:

Once in Cades Cove, you’ll drive along an 11-mile road that’s a one-way loop through a valley surrounded by mountains. After crossing Abrams Creek, turn right on the gravel road (see Red Star) leading to the trailhead. Restrooms are available.

To beat the crowds – it’s one of the most popular areas in the Great Smoky Mountains National Parkarrive early. I began my hike at 9:00 a.m. and encountered only three people returning on the trail, with three more taking photographs at Abrams Falls. By the time I left, dozens of people were en route.

Considered moderate in difficulty, hikers can expect to take 3-4 hours on the 5-mile roundtrip hike to Abrams Falls, which traverses pine-oak forest on the ridges and hemlock-rhododendron forest along the river. The sound of running water remains constant along the trail, though elevations vary by several hundred feet.

Named for a Cherokee chief whose village once stood several miles downstream, Abrams Falls are only 20 feet high but account for a substantial volume of water.

Here’s a short video –

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Here are some beautiful landscape photographs I took while hiking in Cades Cove, along the trail to Abrams Falls

If you’d be interested in owning a print, I’ve included select photographs in my gallery at Pixels. Each is available on a variety of different print types – framed, canvas, art, wood, metal and acrylic.

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Macro Glass Reflections

With macro photography, details make all the difference. Case in point, this “Macro Glass Reflections” close-up, in contrast to my earlier Fractured Glass blog entry (photographed yesterday).

Although my idea of using a large chunk of green glass as subject matter was a worthy consideration, the earlier image was photographed from a hand-held perspective. Today, however, the camera was placed on an immovable surface. The resultant clarity through minimizing movement accounted for a substantial difference in picture quality.

As regards lighting, the earlier photograph was taken yesterday afternoon, after the sunlight had moved beyond my window. Today’s “Macro Glass Reflections” picture, however, was photographed this morning as the sunlight beamed directly through my window and onto the glass. This adjustment certainly contributed to the improved definition and vibrant colors present.

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Pop Art Abstract Framed Prints

Visit my gallery at Fine Art America to discover a potpourri of available items featuring this vibrant, pop art abstract design!

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prints (framed, canvas, poster, acrylic, metal, wood), greeting cards, phone cases, throw pillows, shower curtains, tote bags, round beach towels, carry-all pouches, beach towels, weekender tote bags, portable battery chargers, bath towels, apparel, coffee mugs, yoga mats, spiral notebooks, fleece blankets and tapestries.

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University of Michigan Law Quad

Enjoy this gothic architectural photography, featuring an ornate archway of the Law Quad building located on the Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan. The courtyard inside is a popular spot for students to read and relax, especially on pleasant days such as seen here. Available in my gallery at Fine Art America on a variety of different print types. Thanks for stopping by!

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Green Glass Goblets Still Life

This close-up still life photography features a set of green glass goblets with clear stems on a gold colored tablecloth. Shades of green, curved reflections and a blurred background combine to add interest in this shot, which is available in my gallery at Fine Art America. Select among various available print types, such as: framed, canvas, art, acrylic, metal and wood. Several options provide for customization of framed prints, as well. Thanks for stopping by!