Best Photo Spots in United States

Payne’s Prairie

There are hundreds of alligators and birds in the preserve. Preserve is not open until 08:00 AM. More scenic after rains as the alligators will be more visible on the bank due to a higher water table; too low and the dike reveals more alligators but with a muddy backdrop.

Big Shoals State Park

Hike about 1 1/2 miles along the “Palmetto Trail” that runs about 15 feet above river (at least this day). The Suwannee River is on the left, and there are several spots along this trail where you can descend the bank to get to the river bed.

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

The Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is a one-way 11-mile drive on narrow former farm roads built on top of levees. This is amazing habitat in restoration along the North shore of Lake Apopka. “In restoration” does not convey the fantastic breadth of wildlife, especially birds, you will see here. There…

Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Cades Cove has a magnetic effect on millions of annual visitors to the Smokies. The wide open fields are evidence of a once thriving community that was relocated at the inception of the park. Fields of hay are still grown each year while the deer, bear and other natural residents…

Historic Brooklyn

One of many brownstones I shot in the Spring of 2016 to create a visual catalog of the unique architectural styles found in the oldest downtown section of Brooklyn. From Greco-Roman to Arabesque, the variety of details are infinite within the facades of these miniature American castles. Tulip gardens are…

Black Creek Trail

This spot is an absolutely amazing spit to go as a beginner to help hone in your skills and to get some good practice taking photos of nature. This spot is also excellent for more professional photographers to get some beautiful photos of Florida wilderness.

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

After visiting Pemaquid Point Light every year the summer when I finally received a quality camera I knew amazing photos would be coming. Sunrise is one of the best times to take photos in this location because it adds a dramatic background to the rocks and light house in the…

Cascade Falls

This is a piece of nature so you can bring whatever you want (multiple cameras, tripods, etc.). There are multiple vantage points of the falls, which can be seen by climbing in/on/around rocks, trees, etc. The Falls are beautiful any time of year, however Autumn and snow on the ground…

Crystal Lake

The lake is beautiful for both Sunrise and Sunset to get a nice reflection of the red mountains. The water is still early in the morning as my shot. I used Tripod on 24mm f/8 and about a sec of exposure. You have to walk 50 feet in the trail…

Monuments at the National Mall

I know this may be a redundant post but just wanted to throw in my photos of the National Mall. I don’t think you can ever get enough of the National Mall and all of its glories. Tripods are allowed in all areas of the National Mall except for the…