Georgia’s Your State Parks Clean-up Day

I’ve been away for a while, but I haven’t been lolly-gaging around, I’ve been busy, busy, busy. After starting my job with Lifetouch School Photography, it took me a while to get back to my own stuff.  Here’s what’s been going on:

The following images were taken during Georgia’s Your State Parks Clean-up Day 2014. Sweetwater Creek State Park is located just west of Atlanta in Lithia Springs, GA. The park hosts 9 miles of trails for all fitness levels. Bring the dogs and the kids. Upcoming events include guided kayakk tours, hiking with dogs, and photography classes.


Great little park west of Atlanta, GA. Hiking, kayaking, and fishing, just a few of the activities available here.


Interesting tree at the beginning of the RED trail. You never know what plants will do to adapt to their environment. I don’t know what caused this tree to form in the shape of a snake.


Group of volunteers about to head out to clean up the banks of Sparks Reservoir.


Park ranger and volunteers on Your State Parks Clean-up Day.


Bring your own kayak or rent one of these from the Bait Shop.


Iron covered bridge over Sweetwater Creek



Weekly Photo Challenge – Reflection

I’ve been working on improving my photography skills, so when I saw this week’s photo challenge, I thought it would be a perfect time to share these updates. Your replys are appreciated. Also, these photos are available for purchase here.

Both pictures were taken at Okefenokee Swamp, in Georgia.


Taken around midnight using a flashlight to highlight the remains of a tree after the 20011 swamp fire.


Erie reflection makes swamp feel more mysterious.


Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

Confession: I didn’t read the directions when I decided to post these two pictures. “For this challenge, capture two images — a horizontal and a vertical version — of the same scene or subject.”

What I like best about WordPress challenges is that even when there are instructions, they are flexible. So, I am submitting these two for the challenge: 

But, I also like to follow the rules, so I searched through my images and found these two:

What are your thoughts?