Archive for the ‘Waterfalls’ Category

Up Close and Personal

January 31, 2017

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Betsy and I visited King’s Bluff Falls in February, 2013, on our visit to Arkansas.  The hike to the falls was pleasant, and, thanks to a zoom lens, I was able to get a close-up view of water going over the brink of the falls.  I tweaked the image in Photoshop to make it look more like a modern art painting.

Fall Branch Falls

February 19, 2015

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Betsy and I enjoy celebrating Valentine Day by visiting waterfalls.  February is a great month for hiking here in the South.  The weather is usually fairly mild, and we often have the waterfalls to ourselves.

This pencil sketch is based on a photo I took of Fall Branch Falls near Blue Ridge, Georgia, in February, 2012.

Fall Branch Falls

March 5, 2014

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February is a good month for visiting waterfalls in this part of the country.  There is usually quite a bit of water flowing, and the weather is usually mild enough for great hiking.  We visited Fall Branch Falls, near Blue Ridge, Georgia, in February, 2012.  This image is based on a photo taken at that time.

Blackwater Falls

October 18, 2013

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Blackwater Falls State Park in West Virginia is a wonderful place to visit.  We’ve been there twice and have enjoyed the beautiful waterfall which gives the park its name.  This poster is based on a photo taken in September, 2011.

The picture on which this poster was based is shown below.

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Monochrome or Color? (2)

March 28, 2013

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I’ve continued to experiment with monochrome versions of some of my photos.  While it is certainly true that our world is colorful, and I like color photos most of the time, black and white can call attention to details that can be missed in the color version.

The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.

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Serenity Falls

March 21, 2013

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Serenity Falls is a pretty little waterfall near Cosby, Tennessee, on the ‘quiet side of the Smokies’.  Betsy and I have stayed at a cabin at the base of the falls a couple of times.  The cabin has a picture window, so we can enjoy this view of the waterfall throughout the day.

The picture on which this paintingwas based is shown below.

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Lower Laurel Falls

January 22, 2013

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Laurel Falls is one of the most-visited waterfalls in the Smokies.  Most visitors see the upper falls from the bridge over the stream.  But a short scramble down the embankment below the bridge gives an equally nice view of Lower Laurel Falls.

The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.

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Linville Falls

January 8, 2013

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In early November Betsy and I made a visit to Linville Falls in North Carolina.  We got there in the afternoon and didn’t get to hike as much as we would like, but we did make a late afternoon hike to an overlook where we could get a distant view of Linville Falls.

The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.

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From My Archives: Mt. Nebo Falls

March 29, 2012

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As many of you know, Betsy and I have visited Mount Nebo State Park in Arkansas in late February or early March for several years.  There is a small waterfall near the top of the mountain which we visit just about every time we go to Mt. Nebo.  There wasn’t much water going over the falls in March, 2009, when I took this photo from the base of the waterfall.

Betsy at Husky Branch Falls

March 12, 2012

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One nice thing about hiking with Betsy is that she really likes finding waterfalls.  Her face just lights up, especially when there is a place where she can sit and just enjoy the look and sound of falling water.

This drawing is based on a photo I took of Betsy back in February, 2008, at Husky Branch Falls near Elkmont in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Husky Branch is a small waterfall, but it was perfect to sit and enjoy the scenery and listen to the splashing water.

The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.

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