Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas




Way back in the mists of time when Lovely Wife was Lovely Fiance, I went with her and her family on a weekend trip to Petit Jean State Park in Arkansas.

Both photos were taken with my beloved Canon AE-1, the top one using a Vivitar 135mm f2.8 lens that I wish I hadn't sold, and the bottom one with my trusty 50mm f1.8 lens.

That top photo has a neat perspective, almost like the tilt/shift lens effect folks do in Photoshop these days. In this case, they were just a long way off.

You have to understand that for a Louisiana boy, a hill bigger than ten feet tall was a mountain. Heck, the highest point in all of Louisiana is Mount Driskill, at a whopping 535 feet.

These were a couple of the Kodachrome 64 slides that I have scanned into digital form from that trip. We hiked and hiked. What fun that was. These were two of my favorite shots from that trip.

Also, if you're interested, go to the Petit Jean State Park website and read the story of Jean herself. It's an amazing and true love story.

7 comments:

Clare said...

Beautiful photographs, thank you for sharing them!

Kate said...

Waterfalls are hypnotic; we all seem to appreciate their beauty. Yours is very good!

Piika said...

hmm - very beautiful contrasty colours!

Moi said...

lol @ You have to understand that for a Louisiana boy, a hill bigger than ten feet tall was a mountain....

It's been ages since I have seen a waterfall....the last one I saw was as a child in India...
U brought tons of fond memories back from our summer vacations....:)

A.J.Reams said...

Oh wow! What lovely photos. That first one is amazing. I love how the waterfall is framed by the tree branches. Gorgeous!

photowannabe said...

Gorgous photos and a most romantic place.

Ratzfatz said...

Thank you so much for your kindly comments ...
My favorit is the second photo. It is looks tranquilly .... but it is unfortunalely a little diffuse. I like it that people are interested in photograph .... you have good eyes ... go ahead!Keep it up ... I will watch you :-)