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Travel Photography -- U.S.A.

Updated on May 7, 2011

Little Creek Cypress

Image copyrighted by RFWLLC, 2011.
Image copyrighted by RFWLLC, 2011.

Travels

For the last ten years, my wife and I have traveled frequently between the Gulf Coast, North New Jersey, Manhattan, Western North Carolina, Florida and Kentucky. We also made a side trip out to Nebraska by way of Denver. We drove back to Louisiana through Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Most of our trips have been family related.

The image to the right as well as the one below are both from my recent "Louisiana Swamp Shoot".

Louisiana Swamp Shoot

Leaving the Lone Cherry Baptist Church and heading towards the Goldmine Plantation, travelers cross Little Creek.  Using a wide angle lens, it was possible to get an old cypress tree in the frame along with its entire reflection in the water.  

On the opposite side of the bridge, the north side, I found a "family" of cypress knees.  Several visits to this bridge over the course of my stay in Louisiana yielded some interesting shots. Many can be found at the link to my gallery below.

A family of cypress knees.

Image copyrighted by RFWLLC 2001
Image copyrighted by RFWLLC 2001

Cades Cove

Image copyright RFWLLC 2009 Cades Cove is near Gatlinburg, TN.
Image copyright RFWLLC 2009 Cades Cove is near Gatlinburg, TN.

Cades Cove

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of -- if not the most -- visited parks in the country. A favorite destination is a "valley" up in the mountains, also known as a "cove". This one is a rather large area that once was the home to several homesteads, a few churches, and a mill. At its zenith, Cades Cove was home to over 200 residents. It was for many years a favorite hunting ground of the Cherokee Indians. The self-guided tour takes visitors around an eleven mile course in the cove with ample opportunities for watching and of course photographing wildlife. It is estimated that over 1500 black bears call Cade's Cove home.

Cape Cod - Easter 2009

Image copyright RFWLLC 2009 Sunset at Corp. Beach near the town of Dennis, MA.
Image copyright RFWLLC 2009 Sunset at Corp. Beach near the town of Dennis, MA.

Cape Cod Easter Shoot

A dear friend lives in Dennis, MA and we visited for Easter in 2009.  In addition to a trip around the coast for light house shots, we visited both Provincetown and Corporation Beach.  Enjoy the slideshow via the link below.

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      Chip 6 years ago from Cold Mountain

      Thanks again for all the comments!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi FCEtier, fabulous photography, I shall look forward to seeing the New York hub, just going to check out the Manhatten project link,I really enjoyed this thank you.

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      Israel 6 years ago

      These pictures are so beautiful, I wish i could travel to those places right away! take care

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      TheMonk 6 years ago from Brazil

      That Cape Cod shot is so beautiful. I will make it my desktop image, if you don´t mind!

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Took a look at some of your Manhattan photos. I especially liked the ones taken at dusk with some of the buildings illuminated with the lights from within. Nice! Looks like you had a nice trip there.

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      Good stuff, FC...you definitely have a knack for photography. Thanks for sharing. WB

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      Chip 6 years ago from Cold Mountain

      Thanks again for all your comments. I recently did another photo shoot on the road. This time, it was to shoot the skyline of New York City. Watch for another Hub about that, soon. For now, here's the link to a few of the shots. Click on the "Manhattan Project".

      http://etier.zenfolio.com/p1037326128

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Like the others have already commented, your photography of the places you visited is exquisite. Loved the colors in the Cape Cod image. Road trips are so much fun! Thanks for sharing this with us.

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      James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

      I love road trips around the old USA. Your photographs are exquisite, especially the Cape Cod shot. Thank you.

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      Jalus 6 years ago

      Amazing shot of Cape Cod! Thanks for sharing.

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      Chip 6 years ago from Cold Mountain

      Thanks Ginn. That sounds like it would be amazing!

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      Ginn Navarre 6 years ago

      Great photos. A memory comes to mind---on outside of Lake Charles when they would set fire to the trees in the Bayou--(mosquito control) the refections in the water at night were beautiful.

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      Chip 6 years ago from Cold Mountain

      Just added four new images to the "Louisiana Swamp Shoot". You're invited to check them out!

      http://etier.zenfolio.com/p500350852

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      Chip 6 years ago from Cold Mountain

      Thanks again for all your comments. I'll be adding more photos to the swamp shoot gallery this weekend.

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      Dexi 6 years ago from New England

      Great shots! Can't wait to dig my toes in the Cape sand this summer, FC.

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      vietnamvet68 6 years ago from New York State

      I just love your pictures, some great shots you captured here.

      God Bless

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      Becky 6 years ago from Oklahoma

      Great shots, love the reflections in the water of Little Creek Cypress and the one of Cape Cod is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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      Don A. Hoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I like the Little Creek Cypress shot the best.

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      Chip 6 years ago from Cold Mountain

      Thanks again for all the comments. Please be sure to click through to the links and see more!

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      Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      The shots of Little Cypress Creek were delightfully familiar of the areas where I live.;)

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      GNelson 6 years ago from Florida

      Great potography! Nice way to start the day.

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      ColibriPhoto 6 years ago from Quito, Ecuador

      Nice shots. Been a while since I have been to Cades Cove or the Cape. Brings back memories

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      Chip 6 years ago from Cold Mountain

      Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!

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      Bob Scotney 6 years ago

      That Cape Cod shot is magnificent.

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      Harvey Stelman 6 years ago from Illinois

      FC, Nice calming shots. H