Posts Tagged ‘River’

Great Falls of the Potomac

September 9, 2019

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My Beautiful Bride and I visited the Great Falls of the Potomac several years ago, and, of course, I took lots of pictures. Recently, when looking through them, I used Photoshop to make one of the photos look like a charcoal sketch. I rather like the result, so I’m sharing it with you.

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A Winter Hike in the Smokies

February 12, 2019

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Betsy and I enjoy visiting the Smokies just about any time of the year, but winter is probably our favorite time to visit. One reason is that there are usually fewer people around during winter, Another reason is that the streams in the park usually have a good amount of water in them, and we love hiking along the river banks. A couple of years ago we were hiking along the West Prong of Little Pigeon River in the Greenbrier section of the park. I used Photoshop to convert a photo of the stream into a ‘painting’.

 

Middle Prong Pencil Sketch

February 9, 2015

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Last January Betsy and I traveled along Middle Prong of Little River in the Smokies above Tremont.  I got the photo which is the basis for this color pencil sketch while enjoying the water rushing over and around boulders in the stream.

Little Pigeon River

January 15, 2014

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Last January Betsy and I spent a couple of days in the Smokies and did some hiking along the Little Pigeon River.  l captured this picture of the river near the turnoff to Ramsey Cascade in the Greenbrier section of the park.

Bull Sluice

May 29, 2013

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When Betsy and I travel, we’re always on the lookout for waterfalls or cascades.  When we go to the beach we sometimes travel through Clayton, Georgia.  Bull Sluice is a cascade (rapid) on the Chattooga River near Clayton.  There was a nice parking area on the highway, so we stopped and hiked to Bull Sluice.  It was a great way to break up a trip.

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

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Creek Bed in the Ouachita Mountains

February 5, 2013

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In February, 2010, Betsy and I explored the Ouachita Mountains on our way to Mt. Nebo in Arkansas.  It was the first time we had visited that part of Arkansas, and while we were looking for waterfalls we found plenty of other beauty to enjoy.

The watercolor above shows the beautiful, colorful rocks in the bed of a creek we crossed over as we drove through the Ouachitas.

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

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Little River in the Smokies

December 6, 2012

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I went to my archives to get this drawing.  Last year Betsy and I made a December trip to the Smokies.  December is a great time to visit — there usually aren’t many people around, and the river levels are often pretty good.

We stopped along the Little River just inside the park near Townsend, Tennessee.  The water in the river was clear — we could clearly see rocks in the bottom of the river, and a set of rapids provided a nice contrast to the many dark colors in the scene.

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

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Tellico River

June 12, 2012

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The Tellico River is one of our favorite places to go for a drive or a hike.  The river is full of rapids and cascades that flow over and around boulders in the stream.  The river road provides many places to pull over and enjoy the sight and sound of the rushing water.

This drawing is based on a photo taken in June a couple of years ago.

Bald River

May 31, 2012

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Betsy and I have often visited Bald River Falls near Tellico Plains, Tennessee.  But we have only hiked Bald River above the falls once.  This drawing is based on a picture taken during that hike.  With scenery this pretty we’ll have to go back soon.

Little River in the Afternoon

March 15, 2012

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Betsy and I enjoy hiking in the winter and early spring.  A few years ago we hiked up Little River past Elkmont in the Smokies to visit a waterfall.  We came back in the afternoon, and I liked the way the afternoon light was reflected in the water of the river.

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

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