Known for its rolling hills, scenic Thoroughbred farms, and renowned state parks, Kentucky offers enjoyment for those seeking stunning landscapes, natural wonders, small town charms, and bourbon country adventures. Follow photographers Lee Mandrell and DeeDee Niederhouse-Mandrell on a visual journey across the Bluegrass state, as they travel from Cumberland Falls State Resort Park to Mammoth Cave and National Bridge National Parks, showcasing the exquisite scenery and natural heritage along the way.
Featuring more than 130 breathtaking photos, Kentucky Across the Land inspires travelers to take their own journeys to explore the history at the Lincoln Homestead State Resort Park, the untouched natural beauty of Red River Gorge and Land Between the Lakes, or the picturesque cascades along Flat Lick Creek at Flat Lick Falls.
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About the Author
For Lee Mandrell, photography began as a hobby that quickly ignited into a fiery passion and then into a lifelong career. He started out at age fourteen with a secondhand Minolta Hi-Matic E rangefinder. Mandrell worked as a custom darkroom technician in a professional lab for years and was eventually promoted to production manager. He was author of Indianapolis: The Circle City and coauthor of The Great Smoky Mountains: A Visual Journey, Indiana Across the Land, and Illinois Across the Land.
DeeDee Niederhouse-Mandrell's interest in the art of photography began over twenty-five years ago. What started out as a hobby eventually turned into a paying photography job--she is now the principal photographer for the Ray Skillman Corporation. After several years, Niederhouse-Mandrell became the corporation's creative photography manager for their upper-end magazine advertisements. She is coauthor of The Great Smoky Mountains: A Visual Journey, Indiana Across the Land, and Illinois Across the Land.