I had been wanting to shoot some waterfalls with all this rain we’ve been having and I finally had a chance on Friday. I made the 2 hour drive out to Mount Magazine. After all these years in Arkansas, this was my first trip to this place. It’s beautiful! The big problem I had though was that there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. Nothing messes up a good waterfall picture like direct sunlight. Oh well. The picture above is the only real keeper from the bunch in my opinion. I hope to go back on a nice overcast day to get some better photos. These first pictures are from Hardy Falls. This is a VERY easy waterfall to find because it is right along the road on the way to Mt Magazine. Actually, it is UNDER the road as this is a bridge. The falls are named after the man hired to build these awesome bridges along the the way up the mountain. There are waterfalls on both sides of this bridge that are beautiful.
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. (more…)
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! (more…)