Contemplative Images
THE FILE 50,000+ 35mm; 70,000 digital.
OVERVIEW Kentucky parks and scenic areas. Extensive four-season coverage of the Big South Fork NRRA (Kentucky/Tennessee), Cumberland Gap NHP (Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia) and Great Smoky Mountains NP (North Carolina/Tennessee). Special emphasis on scenics, wildflowers, trees, wildlife and historical structures within these parks. Large file of spectacular and subtle landscapes from national parks across North America. Strong spiritual emphasis in work.
SPECIALTIES Kentucky parks and scenic areas, Big South Fork NRRA, Cumberland Gap NHP and Great Smoky Mountains NP. National parks, monuments and other wild areas.
GEOGRAPHIC AREAS Alaska: Chilkat Eagle Preserve, Denali NP, Katmai NP, Kenai Fjords NP. Arizona: Canyon de Chelly NM, Coyote Buttes, Glen Canyon NRA, Grand Canyon NP, Organ Pipe NM, Petrified Forest NP, Saguaro NP, slot canyons. California: Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Death Valley NP, Eastern Sierras, Joshua Tree NP, Lassen Volcanic NP, Point Reyes NS, Redwood NP, Sequoia-Kings Canyon, Yosemite NP. Colorado: Garden of the Gods, Mesa Verde NP, Rocky Mountain NP, San Juan Mountains. Florida: Everglades NP. Hawaii: Haleakala NP, Hana Highway, Hana Coast, Hawaii Volcanoes NP. Kentucky: Cumberland Falls SP, Cumberland Gap NHP, Mammoth Cave NP, Daniel Boone NF, Red River Gorge. Maine: Acadia NP, Baxter SP. Montana: Glacier NP. Michigan: Hiawatha NF, Pictured Rocks NL, Porcupine Mountains SP, Upper Peninsula. Nebraska: Toadstool Geologic Park. Nevada: Lake Mead NRA, Red Rock Canyon, Valley of Fire SP. New Hampshire: White Mountains. New Mexico: Aztec Ruins NM, Bandelier NM, Bosque del Apache, Carlsbad Caverns NP, Chaco Cultural NHP, El Malpais NM, Living Desert SP, Petrogylphs NM, Salmon Ruins NM, White Sands NM. North Carolina: Blue Ridge Parkway.
RECENT COVERAGE Big Bend National Park, Death Valley National Park, Badlands National Park, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Wind Cave National Park.
PHOTOGRAPHIC PLANS DVD on Smokies with musician David Arkenstone. Blog: with Rob Sheppard.
CREDITS Magazines: AutoPilot, Backpacker, Blue Ridge Country, Country, Country-Extra, Disciples World, Landscape Architecture, National Parks, Nature's Best, Outdoor Photographer, PC Photo, Real Life, Tennessee Conservationist, The Bugle (RMEF), Travel 50 & Beyond, Wyoming Wildlife. Books: AAA Tour Books, Amphoto, Contemplative Images, Forward Movement Publications, Harcourt School Publishers, University of Tennessee Press. Calendars: Country Cabins, Impact Photographics, Outdoor Photographer, Reader's Digest Publications, Sierra Club, Tennessee Wildlife, 2009 Kentucky: Unbridled Spirit and Beauty. Sole Photographer: A Year in the Big South Fork NRRA, A Year in the Cumberland Gap NHP, Kentucky: Unbridled Spirit and Beauty. Other: Eastern National catalog and annual report, "Passport to Your National Parks" stamp series (book and stamps), Tennessee Vacation Guide. Awards: Recently voted Best Mountain Photographer (Gold) by the readers of Blue Ridge Country Magazine.
RELATED CREDENTIALS/SKILLS Instructor for Great American Photography Weekends and a number of colleges. Workshop leader at Pennyrile Forest SP, Pine Mountain SP and Cumberland Falls SP (Kentucky). Frequent presentations to camera clubs, Pigeon Forge Wilderness Wildlife Week, Great Smoky Mountains Wildflower Pilgrimage. Producing digital slide shows.
COMMENTS Chuck Summers is an ordained minister committed to sharing the beauty of God's creation with others through photography.
NONEDITORIAL SERVICES Multimedia presentations covering a wide range of topics, nature photography workshops, spiritual retreats featuring nature photography. Postcards, posters, notecards and fine-art prints available by request.
Contemplative Images
Chuck Summers
830 South Green St.
Henderson KY 42420



Contemplative Images

Chuck Summers