I've been meaning to pay more attention to my color photography for quite some time, but keep getting distracted with B&W IR. Here's something from my trip across the states last October, which brought me through lovely Arkansas.
The waterfall you see here is the result of a short cave that you can crawl back into if you are so inclined. You crawl through the shallow streambed in a horizontally flat passageway, between two hard layers of limestone where the softer layer between them has eroded away. Farther inside is an underground waterfall, between twenty and thirty feet tall. I found it quite unnerving to be in a cavern with water pouring into it from the ceiling. I had actually managed to crawl through the water with my camera and tripod with the intent of getting a shot of the rare (to me) spectacle, but lost my nerve entirely too soon. The only way out was to stoop down and crawl back the way you came. Fun, nonetheless.
Critiques are always welcome.
Sigma DC 10-20 @ 10mm
ISO 200, 2s @ F/10
I had not known that the previous fall was called Eden Falls, but I did a little research and I recognized it right away. So yes. I've got shots of that one, too, but figure one waterfall from one location is enough for my gallery at the moment.
I know you posted some Arkansas photos last year. Did you make it here? Short, but top-notch hike if you haven't been there.
Where in Arkansas is this?! I went to Arkansas once in high school, near the city of Perryville. I definitely didn't see anything this spectacular. But then I was there working on a big farm!
Well nonetheless, this is a gorgeous photo!! Great work! Too bad you didn't make it all the way down the cave.... I take it you were alone? I think caves are great. I went down one near Flag... I have no idea the name of it, but it was an old lava flow or something that created a cave. It was very fun and I would love to go into more caves if I get the chance! I wonder what the underground waterfall was like?! That would have been REALLY cool to see! Oh well, maybe next time you'll have someone to go spelunking with!
You can find information on where this is and an even better description of the cave here. It's a pretty cool place. Definitely wasn't expecting stuff like this in Arkansas, but I guess they have a TON of caves. I was surprised and intrigued. Loved the farmland up there. So different from the landscape out west.