Crossing the granite rocks
along the edge of the Benton Falls
to place the camera on it's tripod
over the fast-moving water,
captures this beautiful view
of the waterfall.
The shade of the rhododendrons overhead
slows the shutter speed
to show off the cascades
like misty angelic clouds
wafting up around the rocks.
Early morning sunlight
glows on the face of the waterfall
as the water trips
over the cliff and crevices.
Spring is in full swing,
of the Cherokee National Forest
showing it's beautiful lushness
in the pretty state of Tennessee...
After 30 years in the floral and plant nursery business, Debra and Dave Vanderlaan sold both businesses and turned their life-long photography hobby into full-time obsession. The Vanderlaans are both award-winning photographers and well-known both domestically and internationally.
Many of their images showcase the tropical landscapes of South Florida and the mountain vistas of the Smoky Mountains and many gorgeous scenes around the world. Their motto is Celebrate Life and that seemed a natural name for their gallery. Their images have been displayed in the Smithsonian Museum, North Carolina Museum of Art, Turchin Art Center in Boone NC, Palm Beach Photography Museum and many other museums and galleries around the country. Some of their...
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