An Evening in Historic Rugby, Tennessee

I was out for a scenic drive through Tennessee one morning with no real destination in mind, and I was getting hungry. A quick search on Yelp pointed me toward the Harrow Road Cafe with great reviews and appetizing photos of the food. It was during lunch my waitress asked, “Are you going to tour the historic town when you’re done?”

View the World From the East Rim Overlook at the Big South Fork NRA

The Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area is big on scenic overlooks. They are scattered throughout the region between North Tennessee and Southeast Kentucky. But of all the overlooks perhaps the easiest the access with the best view is the East Rim Overlook near Oneida, Tennessee. After a short drive and even shorter walk, you’ll find yourself looking down on the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River. Just be cautious if you’re a wee bit afraid of heights.

Cool Waters at Leatherwood Ford in the Big South Fork National Recreation Area

Throughout the vastness of the Big South Fork National Recreation Area (spread across Tennessee and Kentucky) you can find just about any type of outdoor activity you could enjoy: hiking, camping, kayaking, white water rafting, horseback riding, and beautiful scenic overlooks. But if you get tired of all the strenuous activities or if you’re just looking for a place to enjoy a quiet evening picnic, Leatherwood Ford is your place. Located just 20 minutes from Oneida, Tennessee, this little area offers you a place to relax in cool waters, take a short walk along the Big South Fork of

25 New Year’s Resolutions for Photographers

Every year people write lists of resolutions as part of the New Year celebration. Items on the list include weight loss, change in habits, emotions, social lives, and spending patterns. But I decided to write a list for photographers. What exactly would make a good list of resolutions for any photographer? Well, here is a list of 25 New Year’s Resolutions for Photographers. How many of these will you adopt and stick with?

Sunset at the Pawley’s Island Chapel

I was driving along the peaceful Myrtle Avenue on Pawleys Island, looking out across the marshes behind the island, counting as I passed one dock after another. Suddenly out of nowhere I caught sight of a brilliant white chapel extending out over the water and surrounded by sweetgrass. The Pawley’s Island Chapel has been on my mind ever since, and one day I decided to capture a sunset photo here.