Took a group of people waterfall hunting in Arkansas this weekend. The weather called for a good chance of rain. Unfortunately, it was not enough for some of the waterfalls I had picked out. Which is typical for Arkansas waterfalls. You either get there during or right after a monsoon for best results, otherwise they are just a trickle. So we ended up hiking at Pedestal Rock during the day then headed over to Blanchard Springs to use the old ruins of a mill there as the subject for a night photography session.
We still were able to get some great shots of the waterfall at Blanchard Springs since it is fed by a lake. But the light painting and night photography stole the show and was the highlight of the trip.
The light painting shot took me over 4 hours to create as I set the camera up in the river and ran back and forth popping off colored gels behind the old ruins. Then running up and down the river banks lighting it up as I tried to keep an eye out for snakes. Luckily I saw no snakes, but had a few ticks that thought I was a good meal.
After that, it was over an eight hour drive all the way back to Dallas.
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