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Rocky Creek: These images were taken as the last light of day retreated from the Rocky Creek valley and the shut-ins on Mill Mountain while the golden trees, in their autumn splendor, glow as the last rays of sunlight illuminate them.
Johnson's Shut Ins: The light which produced these images was truly spectacular. In early morning, as light entered the Black River valley it cut through fog and illuminated the tops of select trees while bathing the opposite hillside in warm colors, reflecting in the river. The evening light can be purely magical, transforming the river into liquid gold as it contrasts with the grey granite which takes on blue tones in the shadows under the evening sky.
Hawn State Park/Pickle Springs: In late autumn the bare trees mix with the subtle hues of lingering leaves along Pickle Creek combining with the sandstone creek bed to create visual textures and detail in the quiet solitude. The natural sandstone plays an important role in these unique ecosystems. One of the unique features is the sandstone arch at Pickle Springs Nature Area.
Marble Creek: At the edge of day, as the sun retreats behind the Ozark hills, autumn colors can enhance the beauty of this creek along the Ozark Trail.
Missouri is truly blessed with a quiet beauty that is at its best in these
moments when light and earth embrace at the edge of day. I hope this exhibit
helps you as a viewer to appreciate this beauty that is just outside our