Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. --Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) Minister and Civil-Rights Leader
The first of two tunnels found at Doe River Gorge outside of Hampton, TN where the old "Tweetsie" railroad used to run until the 1950s. The narrow gauge tracks were laid in the 1880s to run iron ore from Cranberry, NC to Johnson City, TN. Even though I've taken photos of these tunnels numerous times, I still enjoy it. I'm already looking forward to going back out there in the fall! I love the wind whipping through the tunnels (especially on hot, scorching days like today) and the interplay of light and dark in these shots. In the shot above, I also like how deceptively short the tunnel looks - as if you could take three big steps and come out the other side. In the shot to the left you see that the tunnel is actually fairly long; I was kneeling in the middle of the tunnel when I took this shot. Click here to see more photos from Doe River Gorge.