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Smoky Mountain Stream
Early spring in the Smokies! Heavy rain produced much cascading water and sound as this photograph was made.
Cactus in Morning Light
The sun from the right side accentuated the lines and shapes of the plants while providing a dark background.
Clouds with Orange Sky
This image was captured in Kentucky, shooting north over the Ohio River. It was raining in the foreground while the sun was rising behind the clouds.
Clouds with Silhouette
The clouds appear to be in a hurry, moving on, moving on!
This type of fungus was growing along a path on a cloudy, rainy day. As I set up the equipment the rain stopped and a narrow ray of sunshine illuminated the scene. Sometimes you just have to be there!
Leaves & Ice
Winter in Ohio produced this oak branch caught in a pond.
Storms, insects and other natural hazards cause trees to decay and fall. However, even in death the fallen timbers add to the grandeur of the forest by helping other plants and fungus grow.
Seed — Macro View
As summer ends mature plants produce seeds for the next season. The wind takes the seeds and distributes them to ensure continuity of the genus. Pictured is such a seed after leaving the pod.
Copse of Trees
A copse of live oak trees offers shelter to birds, insects and other wildlife. The trees grow in the sandy soil of the coastal plain, often living for centuries.
Purple and white wildflowers grow in Northern Michigan.
Hopper on Pod
A grasshopper sits on a seed pod in late summer. Note how its ' color serves to blend with the surrounding plant.
The rays of the sun are reflected in clouds in this late summer photo.
Fall in Pike County
Pike County Ohio is in the southern part of the state and is mostly rural; it has gently rolling hills, farms and forests. Here is a view of trees as fall comes to the county. Brilliant reds mix with yellow leaves while other trees remain green.
Tradescantia After a Light Rain
An overnight rain left drops all over the plant and flower adding interest to an already very attractive flower.
Each spring the earth is renewed. This image shows buds and raindrops ready to begin that renewal.
A long exposure offers the viewer a sense of a motion as the mountain stream rushes along its way.
Dawn in the Forest
The sun awakens the trees, animals and plants with its light and warmth each day.
Cactus bushes grow together in a tight, compact manner.
This leaf was found on the floor of the forest. It shows signs of decay and indicates another season has concluded.
Hundreds of streams, creeks and rivers are found in the Smoky Mountains. Spring rains oftentimes make for attractive photographic images. Sometimes the photographer has to be in the stream to make the image!
Early Spring in the Smokies
Trees and shrubs grow and flower at different times. This image depicts a view of early spring, with some leaves and flowers in bloom, while others await more sun and warmer weather.
Yellow Lady Slippers
This delicate, beautiful flower grows wild. Captured here growing in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan it favors a protected, shady location.
A stream runs through the forest, moving over rocks, branches and plant material.
Water cascades over large and small rocks. The sun breaks through and makes the rocks shine.
Columbines grow wild and are also cultivated. This wild variety was found in a shady spot surrounded by large bushes. A macro lens provides great detail for this fine art photograph.
Fall provides many photographic opportunities. Here is a quiet natural pond containing hundreds of fallen leaves, with colors including yellow, orange, red and brown. Surrounding trees are reflected in the tranquil water.
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