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Maggie Valley, North Carolina,
photographer Robert Stephens has nearly
as much flair with the pen as he does with
his cherished Nikon cameras.
A man of faith, Stephens credits "My
Creator" for many of the blessings of his
life. Along with "Mom, who watches over
me from the heavens, and occasionally
checks in to say hi from these Smoky
Mountain skies."
And too, to "Honda, for making the
best cars in the world. My 2012 Civic is at
384,000 miles and counting."
In fact, when he stopped by our offices
in Roanoke, Virginia, to deliver a copy of his
new book, the first thing he talked about
was the Civic.
The book talks about a lot more than
God, mom and cars, as each of his beautiful
mountain photos comes with a story-about
geography, photography, meteorology,
biology and most any other aspect of his
visit to the spot or life in these mountains.
The oversized coffee-table book is
priced at $39.95, or, for a signed copy,
$49.95. Find a link to order the book and
learn more about Robert Stephens at
solitarytravelerphotography.com/shop.

Robert Stephens'
new book, "Seasons:
A Collection of
Photographs and
Stories," delivers a
wealth of mountain
flavor.

The Allure of Lake Lure. Of the North
Carolina lake, at the town of the same
name and which acquired it in 1965,
was dammed in 1926. Stephens writes
that he was on the start of a trip to
Virginia when he first visited it, but
the trip got delayed by the beauty
he encountered in the Lake Lure/
Chimney Rock area.

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