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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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Taum Sauk mountain boasts the highest elevation in the state, at 1,772 ft above sea level. I’ve always felt like this fact is a little over-rated, though. The plaque at the top of the mountain is on a concrete trail, surrounded by dense woods. It isn’t much of a view from up there. The real majesty of the mountain is when the water runs off the creek, down to Mina Sauk Falls, which is the tallest waterfall in Missouri without any cascades.

I didn’t get any pictures of the tallest waterfall, because light was not on my side. I had much better luck toward the bottom of the falls. Try as I might, I got to the falls well after the golden hour of sunrise. Clearly, the Nikon Nikkor 18mm f/3.5 lens was the hero of my day.

alsphoto.com Mina Sauk Falls Taum Sauk Al Schwartz Photo

Taken with Canon 5D and Nikon Nikkor 18mm f/3.5 lens

alsphoto.com Mina Sauk Falls Taum Sauk Al Schwartz Photo

Taken with Canon 5D and Nikon Nikkor 18mm f/3.5 lens

alsphoto.com Mina Sauk Falls Taum Sauk Al Schwartz Photo

Taken with Canon 5D and Nikon Nikkor 18mm f/3.5 lens

alsphoto.com Mina Sauk Falls Taum Sauk Al Schwartz Photo

Taken with Canon 5D and Canon 24mm TS-E lens, two images stitched together.

alsphoto.com Mina Sauk Falls Taum Sauk Al Schwartz Photo

Taken with Canon 5D and Nikon Nikkor 18mm f/3.5 lens

alsphoto.com Mina Sauk Falls Taum Sauk Al Schwartz Photo

Taken with Canon 5D and Nikon Nikkor 18mm f/3.5 lens

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Jellyfish

During a recent trip to Chicago with my kids, I found myself at Shedd aquarium. What a neat place! It is a most impressive and utterly massive facility. Here are a few jellyfish shots that I was fond of.

Jellyfish at Shedd Aquarium

Taken with Canon 5D and Canon 24-70 f/2.8

Jellyfish

Taken with Canon 5D and Canon 24-70 f/2.8

Jellyfish

Taken with Canon 5D and Canon 24-70 f/2.8

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