Tag: Image for the Asking

  1. Image for the Asking: Views Through History at Campbell Overlook

    Image for the Asking: Views Through History at Campbell Overlook Story and image by Don McGowan As you stand high above the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River running through Sugarlands Valley and look across the thickly forested slope beyond it, you’ll see the rocky prominence known as Bullhead. A careful visual examination along the lithic line tracing the ridge reveals the likely presence of a Read more...
  2. Image for the Asking: A Reflection on the Nature of Things

    Image for the Asking: A Reflection on the Nature of Things Story and image by Don McGowan It is so tempting, given the amazing literal beauty of the geography of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, to become a photographic documentarian of these wonderful mountains and valleys, complete with their complex, diverse array of life forms and habitats. To do this, however, would be, in my humble opinion, Read more...
  3. Image for the Asking: Seeing the Forest Within the Trees

    Image for the Asking: Seeing the Forest Within the Trees Story and image by Don McGowan There are many folks I know who readily assert that their favorite season in the Smokies is winter. They claim this not because there are relatively fewer tourists streaming into Sevier and Blount counties, or back and forth over Newfound Gap from Cherokee and Bryson City. They make this assertion for the very Read more...
  4. Image for the Asking: A Place Called Mulberry

    Image for the Asking: A Place Called Mulberry Story and image by Don McGowan There is a great mountain in the heart of the Smokies. It is called Kuwahi. It has this name because it is a place where mulberry trees were found; in Tsalagi—the language of the Cherokee—Kuwahi means “Mulberry Place.” To the Cherokee people it is sacred; and to the European settlers who Read more...
  5. Image for the Asking: Curtain Call

    Image for the Asking: Curtain Call Story and image by Don McGowan I have been a professional nature and travel photographer for nearly 27 years, and the first word that comes readily to mind to describe my experience of those years is “gratitude.” The worst day I’ve ever had doing photography was infinitely better than the best day I ever had in an office& Read more...

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