Knoxville Daily Photo will post one photo per day taken from the Knoxville/Knox County, Tennessee area. Knoxville is the city of my birth, the place where I work, and the largest city near our hometown. It's a wonderful community in which to raise our family. It's really a beautiful place . . . . at least I think so.

I am not a professional photographer; I call myself a point & shoot photographer. I have had a genuine love for and interest in photography since childhood. My camera is a Nikon Coolpix S600 ~ which I love for many reasons that I won't list here. Sometimes I use my old camera which is a Nikon Coolpix 5900.

Photography is something that I enjoy immensely. My photographs & albums are treasured above all other material things I own. The memories that are captured and preserved through my camera are so precious.

I am glad that I have discovered City Daily Photo and started a photo blog. It's an honor to share my little corner of the world with those who find themselves here. Enjoy looking around my blog, and welcome to all who visit.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Clingmans Dome Observation Tower

The Clingmans Dome observation tower is quite impressive, and the views of the Great Smoky Mountains seen from this lookout point are even more breathtaking! I just love the retro design of this concrete tower which was built in 1959.

You can see my husband and 2 children in this photo. They are just entering the observation deck from the pathway. As is sometimes the case, I am trailing along behind snapping photos.


gogouci said...

Just a few feet above my comfort zone. I bet the view is grand.

Virginia said...

hey Hope,
Great shot. I like this tower as well. Looks like a spaceship. Bet the view was to die for.

Laurie said...

WOW, what a view! Beautifully composed, Hope.

Jim said...

Neat place to view the area. I thought at first it was an unfinished bridge.

Hilda said...

I like it too, especially that narrow path :)

If your photos last Friday are any indication, the view from up there is absolutely magnificent!

Lois said...

What a gorgeous view!

Jacob said...

Wow! What a vantage point!

Judy said...

Beautiful view!

10/21/08 ~ Thank you to Leedra from Photography by Leedra

10/23/08 ~ Thanks so much to Tanya from Around Roanoke Daily Photo Blog

10/23/08 ~ Thanks also to Laurie from Glimpses of South Pasadena and your very kind words (to follow) . . .

"With gratitude and great pleasure I would like to pass the award to these photography bloggers:

Hope of Knoxville Daily Photo. Hope can squeeze images out of her Nikon Coolpix that will astonish you. The photographs of her kids capture the essence of childhood and a mother's love with the same poignancy and joy of the paintings of Mary Cassatt..."

Tanya and Laurie . . . . I am truly honored and flattered that you have chosen me to receive this award. Sincere thanks to both of you for this award and your nice comments!

10/28/08 ~ Sincere thanks to JM of Oeiras and Environs Daily Photo who has given this award to me. I am truly honored and will enjoy passing this award on to others.

11/4/08 ~ Thanks so much to Sean Claes of Kyle, Texas Daily Photo for giving this award to me, also. It's a great honor and I appreciate it so much!

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