Posts Tagged ‘Autumn’

October at Cumberland Mountain State Park

November 14, 2017

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I took this photo at Cumberland Mountain State Park near Crossville, Tennessee, several years ago. I played with the image in Photoshop, attempting to make the photo look more like a painting.

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Looking Through the Dogwood Leaves

November 1, 2016

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I took this October photo looking up at the sky through the leaves of the dogwood tree in our front yard.  I then used Photoshop to make it look more like a painting.

Autumn on the Cumberland Plateau is beautiful no matter what your point of view!

Autumn Color in Harpers Ferry

September 6, 2016

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Betsy and I visited Harpers Ferry in September, 2013.  In addition to visiting the historical sites in the town, we were also able to enjoy some beautiful autumn color.  I created this ‘painting’ in Photoshop using a photo taken that day.

 

 

Autumn Color in Our Front Yard

October 29, 2013

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Betsy and I enjoy going to the Smoky Mountains or the Blue Ridge Parkway to enjoy autumn colors.  But we’re fortunate that we can also find some beautiful autumn color in our own front yard.

(Now if I could only get those leaves to fall somewhere other than our yard!)

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

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Autumn Color in Harpers Ferry

October 11, 2013

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Betsy and I saw our first significant autumn color when we visited Harpers Ferry a couple of weeks ago.  This poster, based on a photo I took from the parking lot of the Visitor Center, shows some of that beautiful early color.

Foothills Parkway

November 27, 2012

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Betsy and I drove the Foothills Parkway in eastern Tennessee in late October.  The autumn colors were beautiful, and the overlooks provided many wonderful views of the Smoky Mountains.

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

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Byrd Lake in Autumn

November 20, 2012

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This watercolor is based on a photo from my archives.  Betsy and I hiked along Byrd Lake in Cumberland Mountain State Park on a beautiful October day back in 2006.  The camera I had then didn’t do a very good job with the sky, but I think it did a great job capturing the reflections, which is what I was trying to get.

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

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Ohio Rest Area

November 15, 2012

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Last month Betsy and I drove up to Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio to meet with our friends Patti and Neal.  On the way up we stopped at a rest area in Ohio where we found this whimsical sculpture and some beautiful autumn color.

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

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Autumn in the Smokies

October 25, 2012

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Autumn is a wonderful time to visit the Smoky Mountains.  Although the mountains and the sky are always spectacular, the autumn color of the trees is something that has to be seen to be believed.

This drawing is based on a photo taken two years ago at Newfound Gap on the Tennessee – North Carolina border.

A Painting of Dogwood Leaves

October 23, 2012

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The dogwood tree in our front yard provides a fascinating study in just about any season.  I like the way the tree looks in autumn as the leaves turn red.  I decided that the photo would make a pretty good painting, and created the image above.

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

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