I call this place "Hidden Hollow." Everyone else calls it "Fuzzybutt Falls." The first time I photographed it, I recorded my images on film. It was relatively private then. It has since become "discovered." Googling Fuzzybutt Falls garners a lot of results.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Back in the film days, while nosing around Falling Water Creek north of Ben Hur, Arkansas, I managed to round a corner of a trail and invade a couple's campground with my four-wheel drive vehicle. After apologies and an explanation of what I was doing, I accepted the young man's gracious offer to show me a really prime spot for pictures.
We had to descend a steep bank on Falling Water Creek, wade across the creek, and do a bit of bush beating until we arrived at the location you see above. I proceeded to burn up several rolls of film and wound up with some decent images. The location was pristine. No signs of human encroachment. The second time I visited, it was the same way. I shot it that time digitally. I named it "Hidden Hollow."
It has the appearance of a large cave with no roof, I'm thinking four or five stories high, give or take a story or two.
The last time I was in my Hidden Hollow, the location had been "discovered." Sadly, I found some detritus. I packed same out with me.
The spot has become popular with photographers, most of whom set-up to get this approximate shot. During my last trip, the light changed as I was leaving, and I gave it one more glimpse. The image at the top of the page is the result of that glimpse.
After doing the shot at the top of the page, as I made my way back to the Delta, it occurred to me that the Great Guiding Higher Power had again rained information on my person, to wit: "Hey dummy, occasionally try to take a second look at things from a different perspective."
Sometimes the second look is an improvement, sometimes it is a dismal failure. But you never know until you look.
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TAKE A LOOK
Most of the time, there is more to the Photo of the Week story than can be told in an essay. And most of the time there are more pictures to be seen. Presuming that some folk will enjoy being privy to this trove of information, I have created a blog, “Weekly Grist for the Eyes and Mind,” where I am showing and telling “the rest of the story." There are also some blatantly commercial mentions of some of the things we do to earn our beans and taters. Click on the Weekly Grist logo and go to the blog. — J. D.