Water cascades down a Smoky Mountains hillside, under branches and around moss-covered rocks. With a rainy weather system in place during my drive from North Carolina to Tennessee, low clouds were an obstacle of expansive views. So, I instead opted to take photographs at several different roadside stops – as seen here.
What I liked about this scene was the visual continuity between a hillside cascade, rapids in the river flowing right, and a foreground reflection. Prints and more are available in my gallery – come see!
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This black and white photograph was taken in the morning along the Middle Prong Little River, located in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains, Tennessee. Prints available.
Enjoy this black and white photograph of stacked stones, as seen along a river at Cummins Falls in Tennessee. Visit my shop at Pixels for prints and more!
This photograph was taken along the Cumberland River in Kentucky, and features a boulder the size of a house! See more.
Visit my shop at Pixels to discover interesting items featuring this abstract sun rays design, created using a photograph of an old flagstone wall.
I recently visited Cummins Falls State Park on the Blackburn Fork River. Located near Cookeville, Tennessee, the waterfall has an elevation of 75 feet and is Tennessee’s eighth largest waterfall in volume of water. The park features an overlook, access to the top of the waterfall & a 1.5 mile trail into the gorge.
Visitors should be aware while hiking along the river that, depending on rain present in the watershed upstream, flash floods can occur quickly. Park rules stipulate that all children 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult, and must wear a life jacket while at the falls and/or while swimming.
The trail through the forest to the gorge is in good condition, consisting of hard-pack dirt with posted wooden railings along cliffs, and limited stairs (where necessary). Hikers should be prepared to walk in shallow water – it’s unavoidable as, often, the riverbed is the trail. I was up to my knees once, though more commonly wading in only ankle-deep water.
While hiking at Cummins Falls State Park, I observed several different types of flowers, fungus, a garter snake, a small blue tailed lizard, and a mountain crayfish that was approx. 1/2 foot in length.
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Cummins Falls State Park is considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the state of Tennessee. Visitors may swim in the plunge pool, climb under the waterfall on stacked layers of stone, skip stones across the river in the gorge, or peacefully meditate in a natural setting.
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This black and white photograph of an old stone wall in a state of semi-disrepair might be the perfect compliment to new construction, or a freshly painted wall in your home. See more in my gallery at Fine Art America.
This photograph was taken on the campus of the University of Michigan, at the Law Quad. By rotating the image, then adding definition and lighting adjustments, it reminded me of the interesting home belonging to Bilbo Baggins, title character in J. R. R. Tolkiens 1937 novel, The Hobbit, and several modern film adaptations.
You won’t have to visit the Shire to enjoy this image, however. Just stop by my gallery at Fine Art America to discover a variety of prints available for your home or office. Enjoy!