A Winter Waterfall

March 2, 2021

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Several years ago Betsy and I celebrated my birthday by going to Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio. There was a great deal of ice and snow around, which, while making getting around ‘interesting’, provided some beautiful scenes.

I got a picture of an icy Lower Falls on that trip, part of which is the header for this month. I got this full image by using software to convert the photo into a painting.

Falling Waters Falls

February 16, 2021

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My Beautiful Bride and I enjoy the glorious sunsets when we visit Mt. Nebo State Park in Arkansas, but we also usually take the time to search out waterfalls during the day.

One of the waterfalls we’ve visited several times is Falling Waters Falls, which is in the Ozark National Forest north of Mt. Nebo. It’s a pretty little waterfall right along a Forest Service Road. I played around with software to convert a picture I took a few years ago into a ‘painting’.

Mount Magazine Panorama

February 2, 2021

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For several years My Beautiful Bride and I went to Mt. Nebo State Park in Arkansas to spend several days in a beautiful cabin on top of the mountain. We haven’t been there for a couple of years, but we’re planning on going there in a couple of weeks.

This photo shows why we keep going back. This panorama was taken on nearby Mount Magazine during a February visit several years ago.

The Great Wall of China

January 19, 2021

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I’ve had the privilege of walking along the Great Wall of China on four different occasions during my teaching time in China. The first time I saw and walked along the Great Wall was in 1987 our hosts took us to the wall at Badaling north of Beijing.

The wall was certainly impressive, especially as it wove along the ridges and mountain tops as far as the eye could see. I was impressed with both the construction and the age of the structure I was seeing, and I tried to convey the age of the wall in this photo I took so many year ago. This image was scanned from a slide and then ‘aged’ with software.

January Morning in the Glade

January 5, 2021

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I don’t get up before sunrise very often these days, but if I did it would often be worth the effort. This picture was taken on a January morning a few years ago from the golf course behind our house. What a great way to start the day!

 

 

Christmas Time at the Beach

December 22, 2020

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For several years Betsy and I would go to Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina for a few days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. There definitely weren’t many pine trees along the beach, but palmettos made a colorful substitute when decorated for the season.

 

 

 

The View from Buzzard Roost

December 8, 2020

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Now that the weather is more problematic, I have been able to work on photos that have been sitting in my archives. One such photo is this panorama taken in Fall Creek Falls State Park back in June. The picture shows the Buzzard Roost and parts of Cane Creek Gulf on a beautiful afternoon. Fall Creek Falls is best known for its waterfalls, but there is much more to see and do in the park.

Fall Creek Falls

November 24, 2020

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I got this picture of Fall Creek Falls on a November visit to the park a few years ago. I recently played around with the image and tried to make it appear less like a photograph and more like a drawing. This is the result.

Autumn in the Smokies

November 10, 2020

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I got this photo of the Smokies from the Gatlinburg Bypass several years ago, and then tired to give it the look of a poster in post-processing. I hope you like it.

 

 

 

Cumberland Mountain Color

October 27, 2020

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Cumberland Mountain State Park near Crossville, Tennessee, is a good place for finding autumn color. I got a picture of this tree hanging over the park’s Lake Byrd a few years ago, and used software to make it look more like a painting.