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Visit to Glenwood

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I took a short trip to Glenwood yesterday to have lunch with a friend and he gave me the tip on this cool location.  The Caddo River flows under this old trestle.  I don’t like shooting in broad daylight, but I didn’t want to pass up the opportunity while I was there.   Read the rest of this page »

Garvan Gardens 3/8/2013

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Today I purchased a years membership to Garvan Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Since I’m more serious about my photography now, I thought this would be an ideal situation.  They have year-round photo opportunities! Read the rest of this page »

Blanchard Springs

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After speaking at a men’s retreat hosted by Flatwoods Baptist Church, pastor Joe Morell drove me around town.  He took me down to Blanchard Springs which was flowing with lots of water! Read the rest of this page »

Waterfalls in Heber Springs

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On my way to Mountain View to speak at a men’s retreat, I decided to stop in Heber Springs for some photos.  There are a few waterfalls there and we’ve had plenty of rain.   Read the rest of this page »

Icy Hot Springs Mountain Sunrise

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We had an ice storm recently in Hot Springs.  The mountains in particular looked amazing with all the glistening ice on the trees.  I decided to head up into the surrounding mountains to see if I could capture some of the magic. This was the first shoot with my new Nikon D800.  First, I tried going up to West Mountain.  They had the road closed off though.  I guess some trees were down over the road.  So, I headed towards Hot Springs Mountain.  Score!  It was open!  I was a bit worried though as the ice had all melted at the base of the mountain.  Thankfully, the higher you went, the more ice there was. Read the rest of this page »

Sunrise over a sea of fog

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Yesterday morning our town was covered in fog. I decided to drive up to a nearby mountain top with a clearing facing the east. I lucked out as the fog cleared at the top. I was treated to an amazing sunrise over a sea of fog with just a few mountain tops showing. The mountains looked like islands.  I did my best to capture the moment, but I don’t think the pictures do it justice.  God certainly knows how to put on a display of beauty! Read the rest of this page »

My Nikon Nightmare – the D600 (Part 4)

I wish I could say my Nikon Nightmare was over, but it isn’t.  As before, here are links to previous posts:

So, at last check, Nikon agreed to send me a loaner D600 while they worked on mine.  They also covered shipping.  They got my D600 back to me VERY quickly which was nice.  Of course, I wasn’t exactly holding my breath that the problem was solved.  Let me explain the photo below… Read the rest of this page »

Petit Jean 1/11/2013

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I had been chomping at the bit to get outside, explore, and take some pictures.  I had surgery just before Christmas which has kept me indoors for the most part.  I finally found time to break away and visit Petit Jean State Park!  The crazy thing was, it was mid-January and almost hit 70 degrees that day!  Typical Arkansas though… 1 day later and we’re looking at possible flooding and maybe even ice storms on Sunday.  My brother joined me again as we set out on this journey.  We only had a few hours so we went at a pretty quick pace!

Our first stop was Bear Cave Trail.  This leads you along some enormous boulders which are bluff line high above the river.  In the picture above, you can see Mather Lodge in the distance.  I’m using a zoom lens so you really don’t get a feel for just how far away or high up we are.  FYI, boulder climbing is WAY easier without a backpack full of camera gear and a tripod!

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