WEEK SIX: I LOVE OUR NATIONAL PARKS

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In the past six weeks, I have visited five national parks, one national monument and at least six national forests.  Last Sunday Peter and I purposely spent nine hours driving from our home base in North Georgia to Highlands, NC – a drive that normally requires less than three hours.  It was an awesome day and I feel privileged to have such ready access to these beautiful and protected areas.   And it was refreshing to see so many young families in those places.  This image was made at Duke’s Creek Falls in the Chattahoochee National Forest, near Helen, GA.  The falls are well worth the two-mile round trip hike from the Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway.

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Kathleen Gill

I am a semi-professional photographer, with the passion of a true amateur, drawn primarily to nature and travel, but open to and intrigued by most everything. In 2014, I began working on a 52-Week Photo Project, posting one photo a week that expressed something about that week – a theme, a story, a feeling. My intent was to add an element of story-telling to my work. That project was successfully completed in September 2015 and is all stored in the archive here. After a several month break, I began a new 12-month project. Each month in 2016 I will present a group of carefully curated images – a sort of thematic portfolio – along with an essay. My intent is to improve my editing skills and, of course, motivate me to keep on shooting. Please follow me and let me know what you think. You can see more of my work on my website: www.kathleengillphotography.com.

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