I passed the sign for Natural Falls State Park as I was driving to visit family in Arkansas. The park is located near the Oklahoma/Arkansas border. I decided to visit the park early one morning in order to photograph the falls. I was disappointed to see that the water flow was minimal. I guess that’s why the locals refer to the falls as “Dripping Springs”. So, I photographed them anyway and then decided to declare it a “fine art photo” and create a vintage photo look of the “drips”.
When there is water running, the park, located in the Ozark Highlands region, features a 77-foot waterfall which cascades through rock formations onto a grotto with a narrow v-shaped valley. Observation platforms are laid out to prevent people from disturbing the environment. The falls are one of the two tallest known waterfalls in Oklahoma. The park contains the usual camp sites, RV hookups, hiking trails and other visitor activities. I am certain this is a wonderful area to visit during the fall color season.
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5DS using my Canon EF 70-200 mm f/2.8 II Lens set on 100 mm. The camera was set on Aperture priority mode with the aperture set at f/8, shutter speed at 1/5th of a second and the ISO set at 100. This is a single image processed in Lightroom. I used Photoshop and Nik Silver Efex Pro to finalize the image.
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