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30 Times in 2013 My Photography Career Was Amazing

1 year. 365 days. 8,760 hours. 525,600 minutes. Looking at numbers like that would make you think you have all the time in the world to get work done. But as I write this on the last day of 2013 I realize, with a very heavy heart, that I did not have enough time this year. I could have used a Super Leap Year that includes an extra 31 days, but then I probably would have just spent that time shooting more photos instead of processing what I already had! This year I drove more, shot more, met more

Exploring Deep Inside Bristol Caverns in Bristol, Tennessee

You can take a drive on the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, spend an hour hiking a trail at Grayson Highlands State Park, learn about local history at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, but Bristol Caverns is the only place you can spend an hour viewing millions of years of geological history while enjoying beautiful rock formations and a silent underground creek. Located just a few miles from the heart of Bristol, Tennessee, taking a tour of Bristol Caverns is about the only way you could actually enjoy spending an hour underground. Bristol Caverns is technically one of the

The Four Star Thomas Knob Shelter on the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail features over 250 shelters from Georgia to Maine, spread about 15 miles apart. These shelters are primarily meant for thru-hikers who do not carry a tent or sleeping bag to keep the weight of their pack down, but anyone can use these. If I were to write a review of the shelters the same as I would write one for a hotel or B&B, and apply a star rating system, I would have to give the Thomas Knob Shelter a four-star rating. But if you want to know why I would give such a high rating,

Whitetop Mountain: The Second Highest Mountain in Virginia

Don’t let the fact this mountain falls into second place discourage you from visiting the summit. In fact the view from the summit of Whitetop Mountain is better than the highest point in the state at nearby Mt. Rogers. Why? Because Mt. Rogers is completely forested at the top, and Whitetop Mountain is mostly bald.