Archive for the ‘Tennessee’ Category

A sudden heavy rain shower washed away our plans for an overnight camping experience at Laurel Snow State Park, so we made our way to the next destination. On the way there, we passed Savage Creek Natural Area. It’s a beautiful space with primitive hike-in campsites available. A few miles, a couple of neat little suspension bridges, and a quick overnight nap gave us a refreshing camping experience. In the morning, we explored the area to find one of the treasures of the creek. The cascades above Savage Falls were impressive, but standing above the 30 foot tall main water feature was really neat. I even tried my hand at a couple of abstracts in this area. Overall, a great impromptu experience.


Cascades above Savage Falls – Taken with Canon 5D mkii and Nikon Nikkor 18mm AI-s lens


Taken with a Canon 5D mkii and 24mm TS-E lens.


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Stinging Fork Falls

Taken with a Canon 5D mkii and 24mm TS-E lens. Two images stitched together.

Stinging Fork Falls. Spring City, Tennessee. The hike was very pretty, but challenging. Since there was a surprise thunder shower during the hike, It took two people to traverse the lower section of the trail to get the photography backpack safely down the descent to the falls. The waterfall is about 30 feet tall. When I mentioned this fall to locals who seemed well-versed, they looked at me like i grew a second head, as none of them had heard of this location. This made the experience a little bit more special to me.

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Upper Piney Falls

Photo taken with Canon 5d mkii and Nikon Nikkor 18mm AI-s

Piney Falls is part of the Piney Falls State Natural Area. The hike is a pretty one, with a combination of oak and pine. It’s a fairly short hike, but requires some sure-footedness on a couple of steep descents. The lower falls is accessible from above, but getting to the base of the falls would require some repelling gear, which we did not have.

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