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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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Graphics Photography

Vintage Miami Sunset

Enjoy a variety of products featuring this stylized vintage photograph of the Miami, Florida skyline at sunset, as seen from across Biscayne Bay. Visit my shops at Pixels and/or Zazzle.

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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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Photography Structures

Scenic Drive To Norris Dam

I recently enjoyed a scenic drive to Norris Dam, located along the Clinton River between Anderson & Campbell counties, Tennessee.

The hydro-electric dam opened on March 4, 1936, after nearly 2.5 years of construction. It stands 265-feet tall by 1860-feet wide, and has a maximum generating capacity of 126 megawatts.

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Over The Edge
Marina

Norris Dam State Park includes more than 4000 acres on Norris Reservoir, the largest reservoir on a tributary of the Tennessee River. The park also operates a fully equipped marina with boat ramp, which is available to the general public.

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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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Music And Design

Songs that I’m listening to this morning while working with photography and/or creating designs…

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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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Photography Structures

Winding Stairwell

Enjoy this textural photograph with an upward perspective in a winding concrete & metal stairwell of a parking structure. See more.

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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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Parked Motorcycle

Grunge-style sketchy digital painting based on a photograph featuring a parked motorcycle on a boardwalk near the ocean. More.

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Nature Photography

Cattails

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

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Photography Structures

Rustic Barn

Driving nearby on an overcast day, I found a roadside-pullover from which to better appreciate the view of this vintage barn, field and rolling hills. See more.

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Nature Photography Structures

Random Photographs

Random photographs from Knoxville, TN: an old, abandoned barn located near a commercial district, and a muddy pond with wildlife.

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Nature Photography

The Stone Door

Located in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area of Tennessee, The Stone Door features a stairway inside of a 10-foot wide by 100-foot deep crack running from the top of the escarpment into the gorge below. Prints available.

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Miscellaneous Music

Music And Design

Songs that I’m listening to this morning while working with photography and/or creating designs…

Modified photo from unsplash.com

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Nature Photography

Black And White Water

This black and white photograph features a series of shallow terraces and running water. Photographed above Greeter Falls, in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area of Tennessee. Prints available.