Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cades Cove
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tremont
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
” Mud Creek Falls, Sky Valley, Rabun County, Georgia.
Toccoa Falls, Toccoa Falls College, Stephens County, Georgia At 187 feet, Toccoa Falls is the tallest free falling waterfall in Georgia. Located on the campus of Toccoa Falls College, it […]
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A natural light show from Blackrock Mountain Lake, Rabun County, Georgia.
Easter Sunrise from Blackrock Mountain State Park, Georgia.
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This isn’t a particularly great picture, the only reason I’m posting is that I managed to capture a partial lunar eclipse as the sun rose over Edisto Island, SC. The […]
A silhouette of one of the trees on the boneyard beach at Botany Bay, Edisto Island, South Carolina.
Another waterfall in North Georgia that usually isn’t. Most of the time this waterfall is little more than a single spout, trickling down the rock face. As you can see, […]
After a week of non-stop rain, this little waterfall in Georgia’s Black Rock Mountain State Park, normally a trickle, actually looked fairly impressive.
This waterfall, along with the two waterfalls on Holcomb Creek make a nice loop hike with three waterfalls.
Another waterfall that I’ve tried on numerous occasions to photograph. A rainy weekend yielded nice soft light and high water to get a better results than I’ve ever had […]
A rose with some sparkling water droplets.
I’ve photographed this waterfall several times before, but have never been happy with the results. This time the water level and light were much better than they’ve ever been, and […]
Cane Creek Falls, Camp Glisson, Dahlonega, Georgia.
The sun just breaking over the horizon. Blue Ridge Overlook, Black Rock Mountain State Park, Mountain City, Georgia.
The Spring Star Flower (Ipheion uniflorum), one of the first flowers I see every spring. Always a happy reminder that it’s time to get back out and start shooting again.
Foggy Autumn Sunrise, Blairsville, Georgia.
Autumn on Brasstown Bald, Chattahoochee National Forest, Towns/Union County Georgia.
Amicalola Falls, Cherokee National Forest, Dawson County, Georgia. Shot on October 14, 2012. The color in the park was still far from peak, but there was enough in the right […]
A Stone Mountain Yellow Daisy (aka Confederate Daisy) with a bee.
A detail shot of Dukes Creek Falls reflecting a bright blue sky.
While shooting at Dukes Creek Falls with my buddy Ian a few weeks ago, that golden pool of reflected sunlight caught my eye. We were deep in a gorge which […]
This is the larger waterfall on Mill Creek. It’s just down stream from the previous photo.
About a year ago, I saw another photographer that had done a long exposure of an eddy like this with the cool swirls. Since then, I’ve been looking for just […]
Yet another attempt to photography one of these tiny wild irises. I’m still not pleased with the background, but I definitely like this better than my last couple of attempts.
An old mill in the Roaring Fork Historic Area in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
If you’ve seen Joseph Rossbach’s “Layers of Light”, you may see quite a few similarities between his shot and mine. The reason for that is that I was attending his […]
A Pink Lady’s Slipper flower that I photographed while on a workshop in Great Smoky Mountain National Park. We came across these on a hike back from another location, and […]
For the second time in as many weeks I found myself in the woods attempting to photograph wild irises. I love these little flowers, but despite shooting dozens of photos […]
The Angel Falls trail in the Rabun Beach recreation area passes two waterfalls. Angel Falls, that I posted on Monday, is the second waterfall you’ll encounter and by far the […]
A trillium I stumbled across while looking for a waterfall on Talley Mill Creek near the Georgia/North Carolina state lines.
Angel Falls in the Rabun Beach Recreation Area in Rabun County, Georgia. Photographed as part of my Easter morning sunrise worship service. The falls are several hundred feet tall, and […]
Went for a walk at DeSoto Falls yesterday and was excited to see a lot of wildflowers blooming, including this wild iris.
Some yellow flowers I found while shooting at Davidson Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen the daffodils bloom this early. It’s the first week of February and I’ve seen a bunch of flowers that don’t usually bloom until the […]
17/365 — Theme: Water
12/265 — Close Up. I had more flowers to shoot, but I wanted to post something different today, so I pulled some ice out of the fridge and slapped a […]
9/365: Daily Routine — Ok, so this is a bit of a punt. I had originally taken some photos I took while I was making dinner, but as I was […]
365:day 8 — Theme: Your Sky I thought I was going to have to do a makeup shot for this, because it’s been raining all day, but late this evening […]
Shooting into the sun I got wicked flare, plus there was a drop of water on my polarizer that filtered out everything but blue light. I managed to clean it […]
If you want to get good photos of waterfalls you have to be willing to get your feet wet. If you want great photos of waterfalls, you have to be […]
My dad taught me to love the outdoors and everything in it. He also bought me my first camera, and taught me how to use it to see the world […]
One of the issues I struggle with on this blog is just how many pictures from a single shoot to post. Because of the way I shoot, I often get […]
Two live oaks on the shore of Botany Bay, Edisto Island, SC.
A live oak on the shore of Botany Bay, Edisto Island, SC. I need to go back when high tide is closer to sunrise or sunset.
Another shot from the family trip to Stone Mountain Park. I had specifically gone out to shoot some dogwood flowers, and actually got some really nice stuff, that I’ll be […]
This Sunday I took a trip with the family to Stone Mountain Park. As I mentioned on my Facebook page, it was a great day to be outside, but a […]
This Saturday I helped lead a trip to Minnehaha Falls, in the Chattahoochee National Forest. In the morning the weather looked perfect, with nearly overcast skies, but relatively low chance […]
My intent was to make some photos of star trails, but it turns out I don’t know how to work the intervalometer on my camera and didn’t get enough shots […]
One of the smaller waterfalls/shoals on Panther Creek. The red on the left is coming from a campfire that’s way too close to the water.
This is actually the same shot as the one from Friday, in a sense. They were both taken in the exact same spot, with the exact same subject, and completely […]
Another from my shoot yesterday.
I finally got out to shoot again today. After spending the last few weeks working round the clock at my day job it was good to get out and shoot. […]
Minnehaha Falls in the Chattahoochee National Forest, is one of my favorite waterfalls to photograph. Because it’s so close to my mother-in-law’s house, and only a short walk from the […]
Trying to figure out the best way to use some of the isolated patches of color I found, I decided to experiment with some of the techniques I used in […]
I finally got to get out and do some shooting this weekend. I’ll be posting some of the results this week.
Another view of the Upper Falls on Moccasin Creek.
Moss covered rocks at the base of Hemlock Falls, on Moccasin Creek, Rabun County Georgia.
Another view of the sunset from atop Mt. Leconte.
Sunset as viewed from the top of Mt. Leconte in Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
I spent much of the Worldwide Photowalk(s) looking at textures. Mainly I found a lot of interesting things in the form of old bricks, old wood, old metal, and very […]
A detail shot of one of the plants in the Ethnobotanical Garden at UGA. Taken during the Worldwide Photowalk, Athens, Georgia.
Crepe Myrtle flowers on the campus of UGA. Shot during the Worldwide Photowalk.
I often go out to shoot with a very specific idea about the images I want to shoot. I will still shoot whatever happens to catch my eye, but when […]
Another tulip from the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
A tulip shot during a recent visit to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
Another in the flower impression series from the Carter Center. Incidentally, this is the only shot in this set that had any significant post processing done, all of the others […]
Yet another abstract flower shot from the Carter Center visit this weekend. I should probably name this one something to do with the red hat ladies club, due to their […]
Another shot from the Carter Center on Saturday. I still haven’t decided what to call my experiments with colors, for now I’m just calling them impressions, since my wife say […]
A friend of mine told me that there were some lovely tulips blooming at the Carter Center, so having a free day yesterday I spent part of the afternoon playing […]
Close up of a star magnolia flower. Shot at the Georgia State Botanical Garden, Athens, Georgia.
Tulip magnolia (Magnolia liliiflora) flowers against a background of white star magnolia blossoms and blue sky. Shot at the Georgia State Botanical Gardens, in Athens, Georgia.
I was unable to find anything identifying these little flowers, and my google searches have turned up nothing. If you happen to know the name of these little guys please […]
White Camellia Flower — Camellia japonica. Shot at the Georgia State Botanical Gardens in Athens, Georgia.
Another attempt at a flower/color abstract.
A Star Magnolia (Magnolia Stellata) blooming in the Fernbank Woods at Fernbank Science center in Dekalb County Georgia.
I’m a big fan of color, and find myself drawn to flowers because of the intense colors nature has to display. Too often though, I’ve found that focusing on the […]
As is usually the case when shooting from my backyard there’s really not much to compose with except for a long line of roof tops and privacy fences. I need […]
A little bit of a break from the models. Sunday was a beautiful day, so I went out to see if I could find anything interesting to shoot. I didn’t […]
Sometimes light is unpredictable. I shot this cascade because the light around the little pool was this nice warm color. I setup the composition to catch the light, but didn’t […]
One of the only shots I got of the falls. The light wasn’t great here, as I’d arrived much later than planned due to having to hike in, and the […]
I had initially visited this area in hopes of photographing 2-3 waterfalls on this creek. Unfortunately, closed roads, an unexpected hike, and treacherous terrain meant I would have to come […]
Before this weekend it had been almost six weeks since I got out to shoot anything nature related. I finally got away and headed for the mountains to shoot some […]
One of the cool things about sassafras trees is that they have three different shaped leaves. So I thought it would be really cool to get a photo of one […]
I didn’t get a chance to shoot any nature photos this weekend, so I’ve digging through the archives. This is one from my trip to Dukes Creek Falls in January. […]
Another rose from the shoot at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
A rose shot at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens in November.
This orchid at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens looked like it could be carnivorous. The way the bottom petals formed a cup and held water reminded me a lot of a […]
This past weekend while looking for something to shoot I was running out of luck, so I went by an old standby, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. I love the gardens […]
A final shot on Minnehaha Falls. One of the rare occasions where I felt a landscape could be improved by the absence of a tree.
One last detail shot of Minnehaha Falls.
More detail of Minnehaha Falls.
More images from my shoot at Minnehaha Falls.
Another shot of Minnehaha Falls at high water.
Another shot of Minnehaha Falls at high water. Compare this shot, the one I took two years ago at the beginning of the drought: Minnehaha Trickle.
After record rain fall in Georgia over the past two weeks I set out to shoot some of my favorite water falls with high water. This is Minnehaha in the […]
An alligator at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga.
Two tiny frogs at the Tennessee aquarium in Chattanooga.
A Moon Jelly feeding on brine shrimp at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga Tennessee.
The title of this photo is inspired by the Guadalcanal Diary song of the same name. When I shot this, the song got stuck in my head, and promptly returned […]
A more intimate view of Crow Creek falls.
Another shot of Crow Creek Falls in Rabun County, Georgia. Running well with five inches of rain the week prior to my visit.
Back to our regular scheduled programming. Another view of Ammons Creek Falls.
If you’ve followed invisiblegreen.com for the last couple of years you will probably recognize these day lilies. I shoot them every summer when they bloom at my mother-in-law’s house.
X marks the spot.
Martin Creek Falls, one of the waterfalls along the Bartram Trail in Rabun County, Georgia.
I’ve had an ongoing project to shoot the waterfalls of North Georgia. I have photographed a few of them since I took up the task, and steal a day when […]
A detail shot of Blue Hole Falls, on High Shoals Creek, Towns County, Georgia.
I just noticed this is photo number 550 on invisiblegreen.com
Waterfalls seem like such an obvious place to use HDR, since it’s nearly impossible to correctly expose for the smooth water effect and still get the rest of the shot […]
This may be my last new post for a while. My camera quit working, and I don’t yet have the funds to upgrade.
Err.. Two Tulips.
The traditional processing of the shots from Moccasin Creek wasn’t working for me, so I tried a little bit of the Orton Effect.
Another flower from Callaway Gardens.
When I walked past these flowers I thought, hey that looks like a bird. Apparently, I wasn’t the only person to think so. These flowers are called Birds of Paradise.
I had intended to do a whole week of orchids, but I was getting a little bored with them. Here’s a blue daisy instead.
Another orchid at Callaway Gardens.
Some orchids I shot while taking advantage of the free admission offer at Callaway Gardens this weekend.
An HDR image of Dukes Creek Falls in North Georgia. This is probably my favorite waterfall in Georgia.
Another shot of just Murphy, the loggerhead sea turtle at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Not the best shot technically, but one I like despite the flaws.
My son Spencer enjoying a trip to the Georgia Aquarium. He seemed to like the turtles the best, no matter which exhibit they were in.
This week I am going to try something a little different: Black and White. This series is from Dukes Creek Falls in North Georgia.
My computer crashed last night just as I was about to re-size this for posting, and rather than wait to reboot and figure out why it crashed I decided to […]
Small waterfall on Dodd Creek, just below Raven Cliff.
I got some very encouraging feedback on last week’s photos and just wanted to say thank you to everyone who commented, or sent me messages about that series. I have […]
Another one from the archives. I was looking for something a little more Christmas-y, but given the near 70 degree highs in Georgia I thought something from the spring might […]
One last shot from my Helton Creek Trip, then I’ll have to start digging through the archives.
This one is very similar to the shot from last Monday. I did get to shoot this weekend, but didn’t get anything to post here. I may have a couple […]
Trahlyta Falls on Wolf Creek. Vogel State Park, Blairsville , GA. Trahlyta Falls is fed from Lake Trahlyta, in Vogel State Park. Check out the Wikipedia Article on the Cheorkee […]
One last flower from Biltmore.
Another shot of the Chattooga River near Bull Sluice.
Bull Sluice Rapid on the Chattooga River.
One of these days I’m going to start learning the names of these flowers that I love to photograph. But then again, I rose by any other name… seems to […]
My wife and I went to the Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain Park on Saturday. We didn’t see any of the namesake flowers at the festival, so we drove […]
Another application of the Orton Effect.Shot at Vines Botanical Gardens in Gwinnett County, Ga.
More azaleas from Callaway Gardens.
Sadly, I haven’t had much opportunity to get out and shoot lately. The rare opportunity I’ve had this past month we’ve had creativity stifling heat. I’ve been working through some […]
Another image using the Orton Effect. This was shot about the same time as my other photo from Jack’s River Falls. I didn’t own a tripod or a VR lens […]
I just can’t get enough of this effect. I’m sure many of you will get tired of it before I do. Submitted to Photo Friday for the September 19, […]
I learned a new (for me) technique for processing photos and have been playing around with it. This shot originally had a lot of motion blur due to the exposure […]
As I was driving to my mother-in-law’s house for the Fourth of July weekend, I remembered that I had taken my filter wallet out of my camera bag and left […]
As you can probably tell from the last couple of shots, I haven’t had a lot of free time to shoot. This one’s from the recent archives. I’ll try to […]
This is the same yellow poppy as in this shot: https://invisiblegreen.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/20080602223112_yellowpoppysky.jpgindex.php?showimage=313 from a different angle.
This is one of those happy accidents. I have several other shots of the same pair of flowers, and this is the only frame that had the bug’s silhouette. Incidentally, […]
This week’s photos are from a shoot I did with my photography group at the Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Univiersity of Georgia.
For anyone keeping count, this is my 300th photo posted here at Invisible Green.
The focus is off on the red tulip. Normally I wouldn’t show this one, but it was the only composition that came out exactly as I envisioned it. I have […]
Happy Earth Day!
The bees were really digging all the azaleas in bloom at Callaway Gardens.
A view of the many varieties of azaleas bloomin at Callaway Gardens when I was there last week.
This is actually the same pink tulip, but from a different perspective.
A bee I found hanging out in the azaleas at Callaway Gardens.
A shot of one of the azaleas blooming at Callaway Gardens this weekend.
Minnehaha is only a few miles down the road from Crow Creek, so while I was out on Saturday, I also stopped by here to get some more shots. The […]
My wife and son were out of town this weekend with my in-laws, so I had the weekend to myself. With rain and clouds in the forecast I decided to […]
Another shot from yesterday’s setup.
My wife bought me some flowers this past Thursday, and wished me Happy Thursday! Today, I came home and with the change to daylight savings time, there was still some […]
It just so happens that this is the 200th photo added to InvisibleGreen.
Another shot from Minnehaha. You can expect a few more this week
I finally got a chance to get out and shoot. I only had a couple of hours, so I returned to one of my favorite waterfalls. As you can see, […]
These flowers all clumped up and orange like this remind me of flames.
This is an orchid, from the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. I really loved the colors of these flowers. You can expect a variety of shots from the orchid house over the […]
This little critter was going to town on this cactus flower.
Happy Father\’s Day to me. As part of my first Father\’s Day Present, my wife and son took me to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and let me wander around as […]
Yet another shot of the inside of a flower. Getting this close, this often, I\’m beginning to feel like a bee, collecting some sweet nectar to make honey.
I don\’t normally do this, but I\’m dedicating this shot to my sister Melissa. For one of her dance recitals once, when we were quite young, she danced the part […]
And another color change.
Same colors, different verse.
So I\’m changing up the colors a little bit.
Sometimes I\’m not very good at picking out names for my shots. Hopefully, this one speaks for itself.
So, yesterday\’s post was called Five O\’clock shadow, so this one is called Three O\’clock Shadow.
The road to my mother-in-law\’s house is adorned with thousands of these little guys. I took a bunch of photos, but will only post a few of them.
A waterfall at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
The rock in the foreground is called Devil\’s Pulpit. The Waterfall is the one in this shot, and the bridge is the same one in shots 116 and 117.
One of the five waterfalls in Tallulah Gorge.
Yet another shot from the Georgia Aquarium. Three sea stars, an over exposed sea anemone, and a sea urchin.
A loggerhead turtle shot this weekend on our trip to the Aquarium.
I took another trip to the Georgia Aquarium this weekend. My wife had a friend in town, which meant that I had a little more freedom to linger some of […]
The last of my extreme closeup series.
Another in a short series of extreme closeups.
What you\’re looking at is my first attempt at an abstract photo. You can probably tell that it\’s an extreme closeup of a flower, and that\’s all I was going […]
I can’t believe it’s been nearly three months since I posted anything. Ah well, now that the brown season appears to be reaching its end I will make more of […]
Some Black-eyed Susans. This shot was made very near where this one was.
More waterfalls. This is Anna Ruby Falls in The Chattahoochee National Forest in North Georgia. It is about ¼ mile up the creek from my Smith Creek shot and taken […]
A tropical fish from the Georgia Aquarium.
Another trip to the Georgia Aquarium. The jellyfish display in the Tropical Diver exhibit is breathtaking. This shot really doesn\’t do justice to the display.
This is the best shot of the day from my trip to see North Georgia this past weekend. Smith Creek is formed at the base of Anna Ruby Falls where […]
I got out this weekend to shoot some of North Georgia\’s spectacular autumn colors. Even though the the colors were past their peak, they were still incredible. This was one […]
Yep, another photo of a waterfall, but at lease this one has flowers in it. The same flowers as the last post, that I cannot identify by name. They grow […]
Forgive me, as much as I love taking pictures of flowers, and looking at them in general, I rarely learn the names of these flowers. A rose by any other […]
I found out why this is called Dry Falls. While shooting this particular waterfall, in North Carolina, it started raining hard. I had walked from the car without a rain […]
Just a couple of daisies.
I posted a photo similar to this last year. That one was made at a Day Lily Farm in North Georgia. My mother-in-law bought some of the lilies last year, […]
Holcomb Creek Falls, in the Chattahoochee National Forest, near Clayton Georgia. Clearly there wasn\’t a lot of water running when I visited.
This is the lower cascade of Jack\’s River falls in the Cohutta Wilderness in North Georgia. As you can see this shot was taken from above. Looking down the falls.
The Legend of the Dogwood In Jesus time, the dogwood grew To a stately size and a lovely hue. \’Twas strong & firm it\’s branches interwoven For the cross of […]
There is a story behind the title of this photo. While squating to find a better shot, I slipped and fell into creek. I skinned my elbows and ended up […]
I really don’t know if this is a flower or not. It’s one of the many cool things growing at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
This is one of the bouquet of flowers I had sent to my wife for our anniversary.
More cool critters from the Georgia Aquarium.
Beluga Whales weren’t the only cool things at the Georgia Aquarium that day. This is a sea dragon. Similar to a sea horse but more fancy.
One last one of the Belugas at the Georgia Aquarium
Another shot of the Belugas from the Georgia Aquariums.
A beluga whale at the Georgia Aquarium. This guy seemed to really enjoy having his picture taken. He kept pressing his head against the glass while I was shooting.
For my wife’s birthday we spent the weekend at my in-law’s place in the mountains of North Georgia. There is a lady near there who grows day lillies. While the […]
Apparently the grounds keepers at UGA aren\’t exactly Bulldog fans, or if they are, they haven\’t found a way to incorporate Red and Black into the flower scheme. This was […]
Damn my inattention to detail like the names and varieties of trees and flowers. If I paid attention to these sorts of things my photos might have better names.
This is Minnehaha Falls, in North East Georgia. The waterfall makes you laugh when you say its name. If only just a little bit. I\’m very proud of the fact […]
I got in a lot of people\’s way to get this picture. I also had to climb some boulders and rock hop across part of the creek to get to […]
Apparently it’s an aster. Thanks Victoria.
I found these flowers on a tree in Stone Mountain Park (Stone Mountain, Georgia). Despite the roof of the building cutting off a section of the sky this is one […]
A day trip with my mom, brother, sister, and two nieces to Anna Ruby Falls.
One of the magnificent specimens in the Butterfly Garden, in Callaway Gardens (Pine Mountain, Georgia).
One of the many flowers growing in Callaway Gardens, in Pine Mountain Georgia.
This little wildflower was found growing on the banks of the Chatooga River, on the Georgia-South Carolina Border.
A flower from Thomas Jefferson\’s gardens at Monitcello.