Garren Creek Photography

Cranberry Glades, West Virginia, 2001
06/29/2019

Cranberry Glades, West Virginia, 2001

Whitewater Falls, NC, 1999
03/20/2019

Whitewater Falls, NC, 1999

Leaf art along Raven Cliff Falls Trail, SC
02/14/2019

Leaf art along Raven Cliff Falls Trail, SC

Diving brown pelican, Kure Beach, NC
01/10/2019

Diving brown pelican, Kure Beach, NC

I had hoped moving to digital would make my posts a little more timely, but that hasn't been the case. . . Here is a qui...
11/06/2018

I had hoped moving to digital would make my posts a little more timely, but that hasn't been the case. . . Here is a quick trip to the beach about a month ago, just as the remnants of Michael went through.

Sandy Stream Pond below Katahdin, Maine
09/25/2018

Sandy Stream Pond below Katahdin, Maine

More digital fun, taken while running at Bent Creek before work last week. I'll admit this probably wouldn't exist with ...
08/07/2018

More digital fun, taken while running at Bent Creek before work last week. I'll admit this probably wouldn't exist with film - dim light, no tripod, ISO 50 and a camera with no VR would have made a sharp image pretty unlikely. This was the only one of about twelve frames where the geese on the water and the ospreys (?) in the sky (barely visible at screen resolution) were all well-positioned.

Well, the unthinkable has finally happened: I've switched from film to digital for my landscape and outdoor work. Here a...
08/02/2018

Well, the unthinkable has finally happened: I've switched from film to digital for my landscape and outdoor work. Here are a few highlights from Saturday morning's sunrise jaunt in the Craggy Mountains.

Dawn at Craggy Gardens
06/22/2018

Dawn at Craggy Gardens

Appalachian Trail on Mill Ridge, Madison County, NC
03/20/2018

Appalachian Trail on Mill Ridge, Madison County, NC

Three Top Mountain, Ashe County
12/21/2017

Three Top Mountain, Ashe County

I was fortunate enough to have about 30 pictures in the ATC's Appalachian Trail book that came out a few years ago. If y...
12/19/2017
The Appalachian Trail Written by Brian King and Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Foreword by Bill Bryson - Rizzoli New York - Rizzoli New York

I was fortunate enough to have about 30 pictures in the ATC's Appalachian Trail book that came out a few years ago. If you still need a gift for anyone remotely interested in the Trail, the publishers did a great job with this book:

http://www.rizzoliusa.com/book.php?isbn=9780847839032

If that's too specific, Rizzoli did a similar book on trails around the world this past year, with about four of my pictures. It's also fantastic, and I guarantee it will show you places you've never associated with hiking:

http://www.rizzoliusa.com/book.php?isbn=9780847860937

And finally, if you're looking for something a little less expensive, a beautiful AT calendar is only $14.99 (one picture in this one):

http://atctrailstore.org/exploring/atc-calendars/official-atc-calendar-2018/

Happy holidays!

The only illustrated book officially published with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, The Appalachian Trail explores this legendary footpath in detail: with a foreword by Bill Bryson and filled with more than 300 spectacular contemporary images, as well as unpublished historical photos, documents,�...

Botany Bay, Edisto Island, SC
09/21/2017

Botany Bay, Edisto Island, SC

Sunrise on Maple Camp Bald, Black Mountains, NC
07/06/2017

Sunrise on Maple Camp Bald, Black Mountains, NC

Garren Creek Photography's cover photo
07/06/2017

Garren Creek Photography's cover photo

Bent Creek, NC
03/28/2017

Bent Creek, NC

San Gorgonio from Joshua Tree NP, CA
12/21/2016

San Gorgonio from Joshua Tree NP, CA

Snowbird Mountains, NC
09/28/2016

Snowbird Mountains, NC

Shenandoah National Park, summer 2016
09/10/2016

Shenandoah National Park, summer 2016

Sunrise, Great Sand Dunes NP, CO, 2015
06/20/2016

Sunrise, Great Sand Dunes NP, CO, 2015

Maple leaves, Big Ivy, 2015
03/24/2016

Maple leaves, Big Ivy, 2015

Blue Ridge Pinnacle from Lookout Rock, Montreat
12/23/2015

Blue Ridge Pinnacle from Lookout Rock, Montreat

A bit of a retrospective. I got serious about photography in 1990 when I switched from negative to slide film. The resul...
12/13/2015

A bit of a retrospective. I got serious about photography in 1990 when I switched from negative to slide film. The results were much more direct, with little room for error but a lot more creative control. Now after a quarter century, I thought it might be fun to look back, one picture each year, along with a little commentary.

Roaring Plains, West Virginia
09/23/2015

Roaring Plains, West Virginia

Litchfield Beach, SC
06/21/2015

Litchfield Beach, SC

A fine product and a fine sunset on the mountain for which it is named (along the Appalachian Trail in the Roan highland...
04/15/2015

A fine product and a fine sunset on the mountain for which it is named (along the Appalachian Trail in the Roan highlands - one of the best hikes in the region).

Violets, Joyce Kilmer
03/20/2015

Violets, Joyce Kilmer

Opening most of Big Ivy to the possibility of logging has rightfully proven to be one of the Forest Service's most unpop...
02/10/2015

Opening most of Big Ivy to the possibility of logging has rightfully proven to be one of the Forest Service's most unpopular decisions of late. There are many areas in WNC more suitable for sustainable timber production and the creation of habitat for deer, grouse, and other species that thrive in fields and edges. What we have precious little of are large tracts of old-growth interior forests that Big Ivy is well on its way to developing, if left alone (thousands of acres already qualify as 'old-growth'). The Forest Service has shown itself responsive to public input in the past, so participation in the planning process is critical to protecting the wild character of this area. Polite but heartfelt comments can be emailed to [email protected].

Sunset over Camp Creek Bald from Firescald Ridge, Appalachian Trail (NC/TN)
12/22/2014

Sunset over Camp Creek Bald from Firescald Ridge, Appalachian Trail (NC/TN)

Ponies at Grayson Highlands, VA
11/15/2014

Ponies at Grayson Highlands, VA

Death Valley and the Eastern Sierra, California
10/16/2014

Death Valley and the Eastern Sierra, California

Garren Creek Photography's cover photo
09/23/2014

Garren Creek Photography's cover photo

Garren Creek Photography's cover photo
06/21/2014

Garren Creek Photography's cover photo

Some wildness in honor of Earth Day and John Muir's 176th birthday yesterday.
04/23/2014

Some wildness in honor of Earth Day and John Muir's 176th birthday yesterday.

Early spring at Black Balsam, circa 2006. I love it when my hiking partner happens to wear exactly the right color shirt...
04/03/2014

Early spring at Black Balsam, circa 2006. I love it when my hiking partner happens to wear exactly the right color shirt!

Garren Creek Photography's cover photo
03/20/2014

Garren Creek Photography's cover photo

This was taken at Bent Creek about this time last year, at the tail end of a day that was drizzly and miserable enough t...
03/19/2014

This was taken at Bent Creek about this time last year, at the tail end of a day that was drizzly and miserable enough that I left the camera in the car and figured I'd just run a loop for exercise and get it over with. Of course I rounded a bend and found this beech tree glowing like an apparition in the otherwise barren cove, and going back to the parking lot for the camera added a couple unwanted miles to the day's total. Lesson learned...this isn't the greatest picture in the world or anything, but in the dozens of times I've passed this spot it's never looked as good as it did in these crummy conditions.

A couple days ago I finished sorting through the last of the slides from our New Year's trip to the Everglades. I spent ...
03/15/2014

A couple days ago I finished sorting through the last of the slides from our New Year's trip to the Everglades. I spent a fair amount of time complaining about the heat and mosquitoes while we were there, but I'd really like to go back.

A couple days ago I finished sorting through the last of the slides from our New Year's trip to the Everglades. I spent ...
03/13/2014

A couple days ago I finished sorting through the last of the slides from our New Year's trip to the Everglades. I spent a fair amount of time complaining about the heat and mosquitoes while we were there, but I'd really like to go back.

Here's a favorite spot along the Pine Tree Trail at Bent Creek - favorite, primarily, because it comes with a convenient...
03/05/2014

Here's a favorite spot along the Pine Tree Trail at Bent Creek - favorite, primarily, because it comes with a convenient log on which to set a tabletop tripod. It's inadvertently provided a great example of how the same scene never looks the same twice (no idea what happened to the fallen tree in #4, but it's not there now...)

In Weaverville a couple weeks ago. It was getting dark fast, I needed a foreground, and the cemetery seemed like the onl...
03/01/2014

In Weaverville a couple weeks ago. It was getting dark fast, I needed a foreground, and the cemetery seemed like the only option.

Some of the recent snow. Getting to the high mountains isn't always an option, but wandering around town at dusk is almo...
02/26/2014

Some of the recent snow. Getting to the high mountains isn't always an option, but wandering around town at dusk is almost as good.

The website got a bit of a tweak this winter, with some new images and better scans of the old. There's also a new galle...
02/26/2014
Garren Creek Photography

The website got a bit of a tweak this winter, with some new images and better scans of the old. There's also a new gallery for the central states, making room for a couple of recent trips to the Ozarks and upper Midwest. Great destinations, and often overlooked!

Garren Creek Photography offers stock images and prints of landscape, travel, and nature subjects, with an emphasis on the southern Appalachian mountains.

Garren Creek Photography's cover photo
02/26/2014

Garren Creek Photography's cover photo

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I provide stock images and prints of landscapes, recreation, and rural life, particularly in the southern Appalachian mountain region that I've called home for over 30 years. Visit the website and feel free to contact me with questions or requests for subjects that you don't see in the galleries. My current stock inventory is over 10,000 images - the website is only a sampling. Thanks for looking! Stephen Schoof

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