I’ve been here a lot lately, but I wanted a short trip and an opportunity to use my 10 stop ND filter. The above photo was taken with two shots. One for foreground and one with the 10 stop filter to make the waterfall and water silky smooth. The waterfall ended up being a 4 minute exposure. (more…)
Bud…. Weis…. Hey, where is Er?!?!
On my way down to catch some photos of flowers and scenery, I saw these two frogs hanging out around a pond. These frogs are HUGE! I almost thought they were fake! (more…)
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.
Today’s photo trip was extra special because I was joined by my daughter, Brooke. She was out for Spring break so she joined Dad on this journey. (more…)
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. (more…)
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!
I often take Fridays off from my “real job” and enjoy some photography time. I was hoping to find some fall colors before it was too late. Oh, and this was my first time shooting since I got my Nikon D600 back from repair! 😀 (more…)
I had a little time this afternoon to visit a place known for some incredible rapids: Cossatot Falls. This isn’t really a waterfall as much as just some crazy big rapids. The word “Cossatot” apparently is a rough French translation to “Skull Crusher.” Expert kayakers like to brave these rapids… crazy! Imagine all these rocks with roaring waters over them!
My brother and I decided to hike near Forked Mountain in search of a couple of waterfalls. This mountain is simply amazing! The photo doesn’t do it justice. It’s a lone hill that towers over all the other surroundings. At the top are some incredible bluffs.