Enjoy this photography of running water from an urban landscape waterway, located in Knoxville, Tennessee. See my gallery at Pixels for more.
Enjoy this close up photograph of a vintage lamp on a building in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. It’s available in my gallery at Fine Art America – why not add it to a wall in your home or office?
As you may have observed, lately I’ve been taking a lot of pictures around Knoxville, Tennessee. This particular photograph features what was once the Tennessee Supreme Court building. A new location in my gallery at Fine Art America has been added, also, and guests are encouraged to visit – many items to see.
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Here’s another photograph (facing the opposite direction) from the Tennessee Amphitheater in downtown Knoxville. And, like the first version, it’s also available on a variety of items in my gallery at Fine Art America.
The Tennessee Amphitheater was constructed during the 1982 World’s Fair, next to the Sunsphere, located in downtown Knoxville. See my gallery for more.
Visiting downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, I traversed this covered ‘skywalk’ en route to the Sunsphere, located next door to the Convention Center. I liked the brick wall, metal structure and linear perspective enough to take a photograph, now available in my gallery at Fine Art America. Stop by for a visit, sometime!
I photographed this meandering trail through the woods and up a hill, at the Fort Dickerson Park in Knoxville, Tennessee. See more in my gallery at Fine Art America.
Following a recent period of excessive rainfall, I visited a quarry at Fort Dickerson Park in Knoxville, Tennessee, and, while hiking, discovered a landslide along an 80-100′ hillside. With the sun at my back, this photograph captured my shadow – my legs in the foreground, and the rest of my shadow downhill in the background.
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Enjoy this black and white landscape photograph of a forest trail leading up House Mountain, located near Knoxville, Tennessee.
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I photographed this architectural structure of many steel beams and glass windows at the Convention Center located in Knoxville, Tennessee. See more in my gallery at Fine Art America.
Yesterday was my first visit to the observation deck at the Sunsphere, located at 810 Clinch Avenue in Knoxville, Tennessee. Built in 1982 for the World’s Fair, the structure stands 266 feet tall, weighs 600 tons and has windows that are layered in 24-karat gold dust. It’s interior circular viewing platform can accommodate a maximum of 86 visitors, with informational displays providing descriptions of the Sunsphere and surrounding area.
Entry is free and an elevator (no stairs) transports people up to floor “L4”. Full panoramic, expansive views of the city and landscape – Tennessee River, Smoky Mountains, Cumberland Mountains – offer guests a pleasant experience. Plan to spend a minimum of five minutes visiting this landmark, though take as long as you’d like to observe the area and/or read associated historical materials.
Regarding photography, though, one can expect to capture structural supports in most pictures, and, due to the gold-colored glass, interior photographs will likely retain a green hue. Also, based on the spheric design, I suspect that keeping the exterior window surfaces washed is very difficult – some were dirty.
Note: if you or someone in your group is a Senior Citizen or simply may need to rest, please be advised that there are no seats (or restrooms) available. So, remember to bring a walker that has a seat, or, alternatively, a collapsible campsite (tripod) chair.
I parked a few blocks from the Sunsphere at the Locust Street Garage. There’s a convenient ‘skywalk’ near parking, which allows walkers to bypass Henley Street and leads directly to the Convention Center. The cost for parking is $8 for two hours or less. After that, it’s $12.
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One more thing. If you’d be interested in a new print for your home or office, I’ve added the following picture to my gallery at Fine Art America. Stop by to select from a variety of available print types – framed, canvas, art, wood, metal and/or acrylic!
Enjoy this black and white photography of a rocky trail along House Mountain, near Knoxville, Tennessee. Guests can find several print types (framed, canvas, art, wood, metal and acrylic) available in my gallery at Fine Art America.
This landscape photograph features a rocky outcropping on House Mountain, located near Knoxville, Tennessee. The mountain stands 1000′ above the surrounding valley. It has two different trails to the top, leading to a 1.5 mile ridge extending from end to end, which offers wonderful panoramic-views. The scene here is located along the White Trail which finishes at the West Overlook.
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This photograph features the rocky “White Trail” by the top of the West Overlook on House Mountain, near Knoxville, Tennessee. At the top is a sizable flat-rock above the tree-line, where hikers can enjoy a panoramic view. I’ve added it to my gallery at Fine Art America.
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This photograph was taken at House Mountain, near Knoxville, Tennessee, and features a massive rock outcropping along the trail. See more in my gallery at Fine Art America. Thanks for stopping by!
Hiking the ‘blue trail’ of House Mountain in Knoxville, Tennessee, I encountered several quite steep, challenging areas – case in point. Please check out my gallery at Fine Art America for more. Thanks.
During my 1-mile hike along a trail at House Mountain, located in Knoxville, Tennessee, an increased frequency of larger boulders became more commonplace. Looking uphill, I photographed this picturesque setting of several such boulders. If you’d be interested in a print for your home, office, or as a gift for family or friends, then visit my gallery at Fine Art America. Enjoy the great outdoors!
As part of my House Mountain in Knoxville, TN series…
Part Four: Conclusion
It was a great day hiking House Mountain, and I certainly would recommend this as a day-trip for anyone in the area wishing to enjoy the great outdoors! Bring the proper clothing, water and camera – and prepare to rest along the way to fully enjoy the scenery. And, expect to be sore the next day!
Following 4 miles of hiking up the Mountain Trail (blue trail) and back-and-forth along the Crest Trail, I began the 1-mile decent down the mountain. Here are some photographs I took along the way…
It’s difficult to see, but if you look closely at Photograph 3 & Photograph 4, you’ll observe that the trail turns abruptly at times, usually associated with steep, rocky terrain. In a few instances, I had to pack my camera in order to free both hands for a safe descent around such turns on the trail. So, be careful!
Visiting House Mountain –
If you’d like to review my collection of House Mountain photographs as prints, then stop by my gallery at Fine Art America to have a look around! Thanks.
I plan to return to the mountain for another hike, probably along a different (red) trail…so, see you then!
As part of my House Mountain in Knoxville, TN series…
Part Three: East Overlook
With a storm-front expected to produce 1-2″ of snow the following day, I took advantage of a low-50’s, sunny forecast to enjoy the great outdoors. Hiking to the top of the Mountain Trail (blue trail), the East Overlook is a short 0.7 miles in each direction and provided a scenic setting…
Continuing uphill, interesting rock formations peppered the landscape, reinforcing the decision to bring my camera along for the hike. Here are some more photographs as I approached the East Overlook –
I’ve included this short video to provide visitors with a panoramic view from the top of House Mountain:
After relaxing for a while to appreciate the scenery, I headed back toward the Mountain Trail (blue trail), observing various areas of interest along the way – such as:
I’ve uploaded some of these photographs to my gallery at Fine Art America, now available as prints – check it out!