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Graphics Photography

Pine And Birch

Enter into a quiet forest of pine and birch trees, with a comfortable cushion of pine needle-bedding underfoot as you walk toward the light. Along the way, you can visit my shop at Pixels to discover some great print options for your home or office, as well as a potpourri of other items to enjoy.

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Nature Photography

Hemlock Falls Trail

I recently had the opportunity to enjoy a visit to the 90-foot tall Hemlock Falls, located near Trenton, Georgia, in the Cloudland Canyon State Park – on the western edge of Lookout Mountain – on the Cumberland Plateau. The park has a $5/vehicle entrance fee.

Leaving Knoxville, Tennessee at 5:00 a.m., it was a 2 hour drive and I was the first person to arrive at the trail. By the time I returned to my vehicle, however, the parking lot was full.

Suggestion

If you arrive early, come prepared with the correct fee: an envelope with 16-quarters + a $1 bill isn’t easy to pass through the slot in the fee-deposit box. D’oh!

During my hike, I met several interesting people – a Pastor and his wife from Knoxville, a couple traveling on vacation from Ohio, and an individual from Marietta, Georgia, who was filming the canyon using a drone.

Despite being only 1.1 miles out and back, visitors must traverse 600 steps into the canyon. I was pleased that the trails were in good condition, and the hike wasn’t too difficult. For those in need of a rest, however, several benches have been conveniently situated along the trail.

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Abstract Surreal

Light In The Sky

You can add this contemporary abstract artwork to a wall in your home or office, by visiting my gallery at Pixels. A variety of print types are available to suit your interests, or select from other product categories – home decor, lifestyle, stationary, phone cases, beach, coffee mugs, face masks and apparel.

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Nature Photography

Boardtree Falls

Following my visit to Upper Greeter Falls, I returned to the Greeter Falls Loop trail and hiked to Boardtree Falls, a scenic two-tiered waterfall in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area.

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Video

Look closely and you’ll see two people sitting on top of the falls –

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Nature Photography

Upper Greeter Falls

Located in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area, near Altamont, TN – and only a short hike from Lower Greeter Falls – is the 15-foot Upper Greeter Falls.

Along the trail, I spoke with a local who remarked that the water was higher than she could remember – here are a few photographs:

Further upstream beyond more trees and rocks, I saw these falls…

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Nature Photography

Waterfall At Savage Gulf

This is Lower Greeter Falls, a picturesque 50-foot waterfall located at the Savage Gulf State Natural Area in Tennessee. Prints available.

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Nature Photography

Hiking Trail

This black and white photograph features the trail at Greeter Falls, in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area, Tennessee. Prints available.

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Nature Photography

Lower Greeter Falls

Although drier conditions prevailed during my first visit to Lower Greeter Falls last autumn, recent rainfall provided for stunning views this time around! Located in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area of Tennessee, it’s a short hike along a moderately difficult trail with elevation changes, rocks and mud.

Location

Flowing from Firescald Creek, Lower Greeter Falls stands approximately 50-feet tall, with access to the base of the falls requiring hikers to traverse a 24-step spiral metal stairwell. Easy enough, and the views are great! With no railing at the top, however, parents should closely monitor children.

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Nature Photography

Cascading Waterfall

Visit my shop to enjoy a print of Conasauga Falls in your home or place of work. Select between the following print types: framed, canvas, art, poster, tapestry, acrylic, metal and wood. Thanks!

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Nature Photography

South Tennessee Road Trip

I recently had a chance to visit Conasauga Falls, a picturesque waterfall located in southern Tennessee near Tellico Plains. I’ve added this photograph to my shop at Pixels, where a potpourri of different print types are available – great for the home & office!

Enjoy The Great Outdoors!

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Nature Science Fiction

Foggy Mountain Landscape

Several miles from camp, I sat in my canoe without a compass as I watched the day fade into evening, uncertain as to which direction to paddle. Then I realized – hey, this is only a digital landscape created using Byrce software…I can take my time! Haha.

You can find this design in my shop at Pixels on wall art, home decor, face masks, apparel, etc.. Hope to see you soon!

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Nature Photography

Conasauga Falls

I recently had the opportunity to visit Conasauga Falls, a scenic waterfall located in Tellico Plains, Tennessee. At a distance of 1.3 miles out and back, the trail is rated as moderately difficult with a change in elevation of approx. 400-feet.

The trail has two switchbacks and no level stretches – it’s either all downhill, or uphill on the return. During my visit the creek was full, thereby reducing availability of access to other areas. However, if you wish to proceed downstream along the hillside, there is a minor path but it’s steep and very slippery – use caution!

The 3 mile road to the falls is a combination of paved and gravel, with areas where the pavement has deteriorated, and also deep potholes where the gravel begins. It’s not a major problem, but certainly good advice to drive slowly & steer clear of the hazards.

You can also read about my first visit to Conasauga Falls, last year.

Conasauga Falls

The trail is well kept and easy walking, except toward the bottom where some careful navigation over/around rocks is necessary. Steps finish the trail, leading hikers to the primary viewing area.

Downstream

Beyond Conasauga Falls and along a muddy embankment, I cautiously found my way to a lower elevation around a slight bend in the creek. I was greeted by the morning sun cresting over the highpoint of the Cherokee National Forest, casting a golden-green reflection from hillside foliage across the shallow water. What a sight!

Upstream

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Nature Photography

Trail Is A Creek

No, this isn’t Bruce Creek – that’s located down a small hill to the left. This is the trail, which, essentially, has become a small creek following gravity. Better wear boots! See more.

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Graphics Photography

Summer Sailing

Visit my galleries at Pixels and/or Zazzle to enjoy products featuring this stylized vintage photograph of a sailboat on the Pacific Ocean, as seen from Hermosa Beach, CA. Happy sailing!

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Nature Photography

Silhouette At Sunrise

Good Morning!

The sunrise following a storm brightly highlights an edge of low clouds above a silhouette of trees, with a building and golden cloud cover. See more.

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Nature Photography

Triple Falls On Bruce Creek

Following recent rains, I decided that it was worth the sacrifice of wet feet & muddy shoes in exchange for the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of Triple Falls (a.k.a., Little Egypt), located on Bruce Creek, near Caryville, Tennessee.

To begin, there are more than three waterfalls along this one mile out and back hike. The “triple” component of its name refers to three primary ledges from which water falls, engineered many decades ago via construction which rerouted Bruce Creek, in order to accommodate the development of highway I-75.

For those hikers interested in a mountain-top view, the trail continues beyond the waterfalls to Devil’s Racetrack, along a very steep ascent with many switchbacks. Here are a few pictures from a previous visit to the top…

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Planning a visit?

I arrived at Triple Falls before 7:30 a.m., and, to my delight, was the only person on site for the entirety of my nearly three-hour visit! However, if you happen to visit the area during nice weather on a weekend, you can expect to see several hikers along the trail. Parking is limited, with overflow along either side of Shelton Hollow Drive. It’s not a State Park and there aren’t any signs at the trailhead, nor restrooms or water. Instead, it’s marked by several boulders on your right. If you can look beyond some graffiti and discarded litter near the road, as well as traffic noise from I-75 (which dissipates with distance), you’ll certainly enjoy the hike!

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Nature Photography

Lily Bridge At Obed

Following visits to Barnett Bridge and Jett Bridge, I next continued to Lily Bridge, in the Obed Wild And Scenic River National Park of Tennessee. It’s located near both Lily Bluff Overlook & Point Trail, and also spans the scenic Clear Creek.

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Nature Photography

Jett Bridge At Obed

On TN-298 in the Obed Wild And Scenic River National Park is an exit for Jett Bridge, located along Clear Creek. It’s one of six spots where paddlers can put in their kayaks, canoes, and rafts. The hiking trail is short, though scenic. Restrooms available. Enjoy!

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More: see earlier post – Jett Bridge At Obed on November 7, 2019

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Nature Photography

Clear Creek At Obed

I visited three bridges along Clear Creek: Barnett, Jett, Lily.

Clear Creek runs through the Obed Wild And Scenic River National Park, near Wartburg, Tennessee. Accessible at various points, I parked at Barnett Bridge to enjoy a 1-mile out and back hike along the creek on a mostly flat sand-trail through the forest.

It’s a very peaceful setting without traffic or people. Just nature.

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Nature Photography

Cattails

This black and white photograph of cattails was taken at a local, muddy marsh. See more.