Banakas | Photography

Greetings from Downtown Knoxville Went out last night with a group of photographers and shot around Downtown Knoxville. While walking around, I noticed this street art painted on the side of one of the buildings. Where I Shot It

Categories: Blog, Knoxville

Smoking – Mingus Mill After visiting the Mill for a little bit, the ranger in charge came and “opened up shop”. This is a shot of the mill in action. Where I Shot It

Mingus Mill – Great Smoky Mountains National Park Headed out to Mingus Mill today, with my buddy Jerry and several other photographers from out of town. It wasn’t our intention to stop here, but when we reached our original destination, at Clingmans Dome in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the wind was so strong   Read More …

Cliff Top Sunset After a delicious dinner cooked by the staff of the LeConte Lodge, and a nice presentation of the Parks history, we hiked a short trail to the Cliff Tops, known for it’s beautiful sunsets. From the time we arrived at the Lodge and the time left for the Cliff Tops, LeConte Lodge   Read More …

LeConte Lodge – Old Cabin 1 Four months have back surgery, my wife, my son and I hiked up to LeConte Lodge. We actually had reservations months before my back surgery, so I wasn’t sure that I would actually be able to go. But, after hiking 6.6 miles up the Rainbow Falls trail, we finally   Read More …

Woodland Phlox Some Woodland Phlox found outside of a cave in Eastern Tennessee.

Categories: Blog, East Tennessee

The United States Capitol Dome A close up of The United States Capitol Dome at night. Did you know: The dome is not made of stone. It was built using cast iron and carefully painted to look like the stone used to build the Capitol Building.

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Pano of The Udvar-Hazy Center The Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia is the companion facility to the Smithsonian Institue’s National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Opened in 2003, its two huge hangars. And I mean huge! The Boeing Aviation Hangar and the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar, display thousands   Read More …

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