Posts Tagged ‘Mountains’

Caesar’s Head Panorama

April 11, 2017

The view from the overlook at Caesar's Head State Park, South Carolina.  March 22, 2017.

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A couple of weeks ago, Betsy and I stopped at Caesar’s Head State Park in South Carolina before hiking to nearby Raven Cliff Falls.  The views in the park were awesome.  I made this panorama from photos taken at the park overlook.  March 22, 2017.

What a Way to Start the Day

January 20, 2016

 

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It’s not always easy to get up on a winter morning before dawn in order to walk the golf course, but sometimes the sky is so glorious that it makes the whole effort worthwhile.

 

 

The Tetons

September 17, 2015

The mountains of Grand Teton National Park. August 20, 2015.

Betsy and I visited Grand Teton National Park in late August.  We had been there back in 2012, but at that time the smoke from wildfires obscured the mountains, so we felt we needed to go back.  We found a smoky haze on our first day there, but we were still able to enjoy those magnificent mountains, as the picture above shows.

Head Foremost Mountain

November 20, 2013

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Betsy and I drove along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive in November a couple of years ago.  We stopped at most — if not all — of the overlooks along the way.

One of the overlooks in Virginia offered a view of Head Foremost Mountain.  The mountain in the distance seemed to float between the mist below and the clouds above.

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

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A Rustic Gate

September 18, 2013

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The Hensley Settlement in Cumberland Gap National Park is a historic homestead community on top of Brush Mountain.  While walking through the community Betsy and I saw this homemade gate across a path leading to a pasture.

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

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The View from Tanbark Ridge Overlook

August 30, 2013

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In late June Betsy and I traveled to North Carolina to meet my son Robert and his family.  We took the opportunity to visit the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is a favorite drive of ours.  We stopped at the Tanbark Ridge Overlook north of Asheville, North Carolina, where I got this panoramic view of the sky and those beautiful mountains.

Morning in the Mountains

January 15, 2013

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This is a drawing based on a picture I took on an early November in 2011 at Hazel Mountain Overlook on the Skyline Drive in Virginia.  The day started very foggy and cloudy, but as the sun came up it started to break through the fog and clouds.  We came upon this sight a few minutes later.  There were still clouds in the valley below us, but some blue sky could be seen in the sky above.

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

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Mountains and Clouds

November 29, 2012

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As most of you know, Betsy and I love the mountains — the Smoky Mountains here in Tennessee and the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina and Virginia.  We enjoy visiting the mountains just about any time of the year.

The drawing above shows the view in late November from Craggy Gardens on the Blue Ridge Parkway north of Asheville, North Carolina.  You can see Burnett Reservoir in the valley below and clouds and mountains stretching to the horizon.

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

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Sunrise on Gaither Mountain

September 6, 2012

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While we were in Arkansas in August, Betsy and I got up early one morning and drove to an overlook on Gaither Mountain to watch the sunrise.  It was a beautiful sight.

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

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Headforemost Mountain

December 15, 2011

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I’ve enjoyed learning how to convert photos into line drawings so much that I decided to try converting a picture into a water color painting.  The image above is the result.

We got this view of Headforemost Mountain (I don’t know how the mountain got its name) from an overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.  We found the picture of the mountain above the mist to be enchanting.

The picture on which this water color was based is shown below.

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