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From a recent trip to Aspen after fighting the rain and snow for several days. This is The Devil’s Punchbowl located near Independence Pass in the Rocky Mountains.
This post was really quite a long time in the making as I really wasn’t sure what to write. I went to Northern Arkansas near Jasper/Compton back in April of this year hoping to catch outstanding waterfalls during what is normally one of the peak rainfall months. Sadly this was not to be as rain was sparse and not consistent enough to build much flow anywhere. Like most things, it is really a gamble until you get there but we decided to make the most of it and still went to the various falls that we had planned to visit. Some were just a trickle and some were not running at all but the scenery is top notch regardless.
I hope to be back next year if the rain is willing as several of these falls are simply amazing with decent water flow. I also plan to head down to Petit Jean State Park again to visit Cedar Falls again, another lovely area. I have included a selection of photographs from this trip below and instead of rambling on I’ll just let you enjoy them!
Sometimes the standard formats just don’t work well for the shot you have. Most cameras shoot in a 2:3 format which produces 4×6, 8×12 and 16×24 print sizes naturally with no cropping. The other standard format for 35mm cameras is the 4:5 format which produces 4×5, 8×10 and 16×20 print sizes, again with no cropping needed. As you probably guessed, both crop sizes produce “rectangle” images. What if your composition is better suited to a square format? How about a thin rectangle like a 1:3 or 1:4 format? What to do! Thankfully with the marvels of Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and most image editing programs you have the freedom to explore all of these different options to find what works best for the image and the intended output. The shot today was cropped in a 1:3 format or a “vertical panorama” style. You can find a 2:3 format of this photo in the Kauai gallery. Enjoy!
In part one of my article we covered several Arkansas waterfalls including Paige Falls and Broadwater Hollow Falls. Let’s wrap this up today with Sweden Creek Falls, Hammerschmidt Falls, Lichen Falls, and The Glory Hole Waterfall.
As some folks know, I try to take time each year to get down to Arkansas to take photos of the beautiful country and more specifically, the Ozarks and numerous waterfalls in the area. I had the good fortune to continue this trend last May taking a few days away from the daily grind to make the trip from Omaha down to Jasper, Arkansas to once again chase waterfalls.
As promised, here is the second part of my Nebraska Waterfalls series! In the first part of the series I discussed my trip to what is one of my favorite places in the state, Snake Falls and the Snake River area. In this part we will cover the other hidden gems near Valentine, Nebraska that most of the state doesn’t know exists! This includes Smith Falls, Fort Falls, Turkey Feather Falls, and Upper Berry Falls.