Contemplative Images
THE FILE 75,000+ 35mm; 150,000 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 National Parks in North America, Kentucky parks and scenic areas, Big South Fork NRRA, Cumberland Gap NHP and Great Smoky Mountains NP.
GEOGRAPHIC AREAS Alaska: Chilkat Eagle Preserve, Denali NP, Katmai NP, Kenai Fjords NP. Arkansas: Buffalo National River, Hot Spring NP. Arizona: Canyon de Chelly NM, Coyote Buttes, Glen Canyon NRA, Grand Canyon NP, Monument Valley, Organ Pipe NM, Petrified Forest NP, Saguaro NP, slot canyons. California: Alabama Hills, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Death Valley NP, Eastern Sierras, Joshua Tree NP, Lassen Volcanic NP, Mojave Desert NP, Mono Lake, Point Reyes NS, Redwood NP, Santa Monica Mountains NRA, Sequoia-Kings Canyon, Yosemite NP. Colorado: Garden of the Gods, Great Sand Dunes NP, Mesa Verde NP, Rocky Mountain NP, San Juan Mountains. Florida: Canaveral National Seashore, Everglades NP, Merrit Island NWR. Georgia:/ Cumberland Island NS, Jekyll Island, Okefenokee Swamp. Hawaii: Haleakala NP, Hana Highway, Hana Coast, Hawaii Volcanoes NP. Illinois: Garden of the Gods, Shawnee National Forest. Kentucky: Breaks Interstate Park, Cumberland Falls SP, Cumberland Gap NHP, Land Between the Lakes, Mammoth Cave NP, Henderson Sloughs WMA, Daniel Boone NF, Red River Gorge. Maine: Acadia NP, Baxter SP, lighthouses. Missouri: Ozark NSW, Johnson Shut-in SP, Mark Twain NF. Montana: Bighorn Canyon NRA, Glacier NP. Michigan: Hiawatha NF, Pictured Rocks NL, Porcupine Mountains SP, Upper Peninsula. Nebraska: Toadstool Geologic Park. Nevada: Great Basin NP, Lake Mead NRA, Red Rock Canyon, Valley of Fire SP. New Hampshire: White Mountains. New Mexico: Aztec Ruins NM, Bandelier NM, Bosque del Apache NWR, Carlsbad Caverns NP, Chaco Cultural NHP, El Malpais NM, Ghost Ranch, Living Desert SP, Petroglyph NM, Salmon Ruins NM, Santa Fe, Santa Fe NF, Taos, White Sands NM. North Carolina: Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains NP. North Dakota: Theodore Roosevelt NP. Ohio: Cuyahoga Valley NP. Oregon: Crater Lake NP, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon Coast. South Carolina: Congaree NP. South Dakota: Badlands NP, Custer SP, Mount Rushmore, Wind Cave NP. Tennessee: Big South Fork NRRA, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Roan Mountain SP. Texas: Big Bend NP, Guadalupe Mountains NP. Utah: Arches NP, Bryce Canyon NP, Canyonlands NP, Capitol Reef NP, Cedar Breaks NM, Zion NP. Virginia: Breaks Interstate Park, Colonial Williamsburg, Shenandoah NP. Washington: Mount Baker NRA, Mount Rainier NP, North Cascades NP, Olympic NP. West Virginia: Blackwater Falls SP, Canaan Valley, Monongahela NF. Wyoming: Devils Tower NM, Grand Teton NP, Yellowstone NP.
PHOTOGRAPHIC PLANS e-book on America's national parks based on writings from my blog
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: 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