Biltmore House at Sunset

The Biltmore House at Sunset

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This photo of the Biltmore House at Sunset was taken in mid-October around 15 minutes prior to sunset. The Biltmore House and surrounding estate was built by George Vanderbilt in 1895 and stands as the prime example of the gilded age in America’s industrial revolution. George Vanderbilt commissioned Richard Morris Hunt, a favorite architect of the Vanderbilt family, to design the home. The home features over 250 rooms including an indoor swimming pool, bowling alley, […]

Ocean off the Florida Keys

Florida Keys

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People are fascinated with the view of the ocean. In Key West people gather each night to watch the sun settle over the horizon. In one park in Marathon, a person plays music to coincide with sunset while people watch. The ocean is both complex and simple. The sunset over the ocean creates a smooth transition of colors from the deepest blue of night to the purples, oranges, pinks and shades of faint yellow. The […]

Fall foliage at Glassmine Gap

Autumn Trek on the Appalachian Trail

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“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir On a late Saturday afternoon I stepped off from Deep Gap and began a lumbering climb up Standing Indian mountain in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. I continued this backpacking trip through days of crisp Autumn air, concluding on a cold, wet Friday […]

White Blaze

White Blaze

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2″ x 6″. White paint. This simple white blaze is found painted on countless thousands of tree trunks at infrequent distances all throughout the 2,190 miles of the Appalachian Trail, from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Katahdin in Maine. It signifies the path of the Appalachian Trail. Trails were originally marked by hatchet chops, but as people become more ecologically conscious alternative methods were derived. In rockier parts of the world you’ll find the use of […]

Fire tower lookout from Albert Mountain

Albert Mountain on the Appalachian Trail

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Albert Mountain is located near the town of Franklin, North Carolina and overlooks the Coweeta Basin. From the vista of Albert Mountain you can see for 20 miles in every direction, making it an ideal spot for a fire tower or scenic view of Fall’s changing colors. This 5,250 foot high mountain sits on the path of the Appalachian Trail, and was also the setting for a 40 foot high metal fire tower lookout that […]

Misty Morning on Standing Indian Mountain

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I spent a Saturday evening camped on the summit of Standing Indian Mountain. More than a mile up, the clouds we had watched in the valley below the previous evening had enveloped the peak of the mountain at some point throughout the night. This created a dark and ethereal setting in the early AM. We packed our gear in the fog shrouded camp, and then proceed northward on the Appalachian Trail across and then down […]

Gus

Travels with Gus

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in 2016

I’ve been photographing and journaling my travels for nearly 10 years. In that period of time alone I have traveled over a hundred thousand miles, visited 38 states and several countries, and during this entire time my near constant companion has been my loyal dog Gus.

Audubon Park New Orleans

Audubon Park, New Orleans

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in 2015

Audubon Park is a city park located in the Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana in the United States. The park is approximately six miles to the west of the city center of New Orleans and sits on land that was purchased by the city in 1871. It is bordered on one side by the Mississippi River and on the other by St. Charles Avenue, directly across from Tulane University and Loyola University. The park is […]