POTD: Ozark Spring

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Ozark Spring

Location: Long Pool Falls, Ozark National Forest
Camera: Phase One P45, Cambo RS, Schneider 35XL
Settings: f/16, 5 sec, ISO 100
When: May 2010

I had been to Long Pool Falls on at least four occasions before “Ozark Spring” was photographed.  It’s watershed is relatively small and it takes a fair amount of rain to get it running well.

It is very typical of waterfalls in the Ozark Mountains near my home.  Most of them only run during wet weather.   When it is wet, the Ozarks are full of literally thousands of waterfalls.  Many just as beautiful as long pool falls.
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POTD: Smith Creek

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Smith Creek

Location: Smith Creek Nature Preserve, Arkansas
Camera: Phase One P45, Cambo RS, Schneider 70L
Settings: f/11, ISO 50, 5 sec
When: May 2010

Smith Creek located just south of Boxley Valley was preserved by The Nature Conservancy to protect critical Indiana bat habitat.  The side-effect was they also gave us one of the most intimately beautiful areas in Arkansas.

On a rainy day in May, you can spend the whole day photographing this small area.  The further upstream you hike the more beautiful it becomes.

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POTD: Alone

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Alone

Location: Saranac Lake, New York
Camera: Phase One P45, Cambo RS, Schneider 150N
Settings: f/11, 1/25, ISO 100
When: September 2011

While enroute to another location in Adirondack State Park I looked through an opening in the forest and saw this moody scene.

It immediately evoked an emotion of loneliness as this island was alone shrouded in a sea of fog.

Shortly after photographing this scene the fog lifted  and my lonely island was joined by hundreds more.  So much so, that they blended together into a mighty forest.

On foggy mornings, all of the Northeast is full of mysterious little spots like this waiting to be discovered.  The trick is, you have to be there innthe fog or like my little island they will be hidden from view.

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