Category Archives: Nature

“I loved of a morning to slip on my haversack, pick up my rifle, or maybe a mere staff, and stride forth alone over haphazard routes, to enjoy in my own untutored way the infinite variety of form and color and shade, of plant and tree and animal life, in that superb wilderness that towered there far above […]

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“I do not think the wood feels evil, whatever tales may say. I catch only the faintest echoes of dark places where the hearts of trees are black. There is no malice near us; but there is watchfulness and anger. Do you not feel the tenseness? It takes my breath.”

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Early accounts from explorers that came into this region always had interesting things to say about it. “Regarding the Eastern Smokies, surveyors and authors alike agreed on one thing: the region was very remote and isolated. Arnold Guyot, for whom the mountain would later be named, himself said of the area, “neither the white man […]

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To some degree most picture takers are in constant search of what some may call “the good light.”  There’s a finite amount of time, both in the morning and evening, when the light provides a more dreamlike aspect to the environment you’re in.  In my own experience, shooting in inclement weather can sometimes prolong these […]

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