Tag: Nature

Concrete Forest

Concrete Forest

Photography, Structures February 10, 2019

This black and white photography features a forest setting with large rows of deteriorating, moss-covered concrete slabs aligned in a row. If you’d be interested in seeing more, don’t stumble through the woods hoping to uncover an ancient civilization – stop by my gallery at Fine Art America, instead.

Hope to see you soon…don’t get lost!

Mountain Landscape

Mountain Landscape

Nature, Photography February 6, 2019

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.

If you’d be interested in a print, then visit my gallery at Fine Art America. Enjoy!

Boulders Along The Trail

Boulders Along The Trail

Nature, Photography February 2, 2019

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!

Sundown OtterBox iPhone Case

Sundown OtterBox iPhone Case

Graphics, Products February 2, 2019

This OtterBox iPhone case displays the Symmetry style – it’s also available in Commuter or Defender styles. Constructed by molding two formidable materials together, Symmetry cases have the strongest protection in the slimmest style. Dual-layer defense guards against drops and tumbles. From the construction site to your toddler’s hands, it’s ok to drop it like it’s hot!

Down The Mountain

Down The Mountain

Nature, Photography February 1, 2019

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!

East Overlook On Crest Trail

East Overlook On Crest Trail

Nature, Photography January 31, 2019

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!

West Overlook On Crest Trail

West Overlook On Crest Trail

Nature, Products January 30, 2019

As part of my House Mountain in Knoxville, TN series…

Part Two: West Overlook

The Mountain Trail (blue trail) finishes at the 1-mile marker, where the Crest Trail begins. It’s a 1.5 mile trail along the mountain ridge, and I opted first to visit the West Overlook, which measures 0.8 miles in each direction.

Unlike the ascent, which featured some very steep and roughed terrain, the West Overlook trail is a relatively flat, sandy route. Here are a few photographs which I took along the walk…

If you’d be interested in a print for your home or office, please visit my gallery at Fine Art America. Several print types are available – framed, canvas, art, acrylic, wood and metal. Thanks for stopping by!

Angles Mountain

Angles Mountain

Graphics, Nature January 26, 2019

Enjoy this contemporary landscape design, featuring blue skies over a snow covered mountain with several angular inclusions. I created this collage-artwork this morning, beginning at 5:00 a.m., and I’ve now added it to my galleries at Fine Art America and Redbubble. Do stop by for a visit when you can.

Enjoy!

Hiking Knoxville, Tennessee

Nature, Photography January 24, 2019

As a follow-up to two previous posts…

Yesterday I visited Ijams Nature Center a second time, hiking around Mead’s Quarry Lake along a 1.1 mile trail known as Tharp Trace

Looped trail, steep in places. Named after Minnie Tharp who championed the restoration of Mead’s Quarry. Views of the lake and Mt. LeConte, plus the historic Stanton Cemetery, punctuate long stretches of woodland canopy along the trail above the cliffs.

This sign greets hikers at the beginning of the trail –

Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, TN

After a short walk along the north edge of Mead’s Quarry Lake, the trail inclines for a more strenuous hike. In some areas, stone steps and the roots of trees provided helpful footholds along a damp, slick path –

Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, TN

Here are some more photographs I shot along the Tharp Trace trail –

 

Near the end of the hike, an informational display provides an historical perspective of the early years at the quarry, including these two black & white photographs –

Despite overcast weather, the temperature was tolerable and I had a very nice hike through the woods. On my way back to the parking lot, I passed a few more spots beckoning to be photographed –

Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, TN
Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, TN

Enjoy the great outdoors in Knoxville, Tennessee!