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Life is adventure, whether going across oceans or across town, and the spirit is quickened with the discovery of new vistas, new people, and new things to learn about.

  

Nubble Lighthouse, Ogunquit, Maine

The lighthouse sits perched on an island of rock just a few hundred yards from Ogunquit's shore.  To resupply, the keeper must launch a boat and row or motor to the mainland.  Stark white, with dark green trim, the lighthouse evokes an austere and proper image of New England.  

Original: 8x5, Graphite
Nubble Lighthouse

  

Market Lady Market Lady

Cleveland's West Side Market is filled with produce stands such as this one.   Fresh fruits and vegetables both common and exotic line the central aisle.   Vendors call out their wares and shout, "Who's Next?"  Shoppers of every nationality and age crowd the walk.  The market has something for everyone.  

Original:  8x5, Graphite

  

The Survivor

This lone tree, twisted and shaped by the storms of central New Hampshire, has managed to hold its own on a narrow spit of land reaching out into Lake Sunapee.  Mount Sunapee with ski slopes gouging its flanks, stands guard in the distance. 

Original: 8x5, Graphite
The Survivor

  

Grand Teton The Tetons

Rising abruptly from the valley floor, the Tetons tower thousands of feet into the air in a majestic display of beauty.  Seen here from a forest fire access road near Jackson, Wyoming, you can almost smell the clean air and hear the jays squawking as you gaze northward toward Yellowstone. 

Original:  8x5, Graphite

 

Cuyahoga Tugs

The Cuyahoga is one of America's shortest rivers, but it serves as a highway for hundreds of freighters and ore boats each year.  Sturdy tugs help mammoth ships negotiate the narrow, twisting course from entrance to the huge steel mills upriver.   The river is spanned by a variety of large bridges which can turn or lift out of the way of approaching ships.  

Original:  8x5 , Graphite
Cuyahoga Tugs

  

Cumberland Falls Cumberland Falls

Cumberland Falls, the "Niagara of the South", spans the Cumberland River in southeastern Kentucky.  This image comes from a photo taken by friends who vacationed there.

Original:  8x11, Graphite

 

Canoeing on Lake Sunapee

This elderly couple canoes along the western shore of Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire.  Early in the morning, before the motorboats and waterskiers crowd the lake and stir the quiet waters, the lake is still and peaceful, the morning calm broken only by the occasional call of a loon, or a lake trout jumping for an early-morning mayfly.

Original:  8x5 , Graphite
Canoe on Lake Sunapee

  

Places:  The Pencil Art of Kirk Ramsey
Copyright 2008 Kirk S. Ramsey
Last modified: March 12, 2016