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Landscape Photography: Roots, Rocks, and a Waterfall

Landscape Photography: Roots, Rocks, and a Waterfall

Behind-the-scenes video: Follow fine art photographer Keith Dotson on a hike to photograph a scenic waterfall

Black and white photographs begin at 3:54

In this video I return to the waterfall where I dropped and killed my beloved 70-200 mm lens a few years ago. It was a steamy July day and this popular waterfall / swimming hole was already occupied when I arrived at 8 a.m. It’s an amazing location, just don’t drop any lenses on that rocky ground.

Photographs from the day

Morning sun just catches the top of the waterfall in this Keith Dotson photograph.
Morning sun just catches the top of the waterfall in this Keith Dotson photograph.
Roots, rocks, and a waterfall. Black and white landscape photograph by Keith Dotson.
Roots, rocks, and a waterfall. Black and white landscape photograph by Keith Dotson.
Black and white photograph of a rocky stream below the waterfall by Keith Dotson.
Black and white photograph of a rocky stream below the waterfall by Keith Dotson.
In the video, you can see me photographing this tree at 1:14.
In the video, you can see me photographing this tree at 1:14.

Here are a few behind-the-scene photos from the day at the waterfall.

A look at the trail descending to the waterfall. It's only a quarter-mile hike.
A look at the trail descending to the waterfall. It’s only a quarter-mile hike.
The tree roots along the stream and pool are insanely great: gnarly, twisted, thick, and mossy.
The tree roots along the stream and pool are insanely great: gnarly, twisted, thick, and mossy.
Photograph of twisted tree roots at the base of the waterfall.
More roots!
A collection of impressive toadstools.
A collection of impressive toadstools.
Photographing a tree on the side of the stream at the base of the waterfall.
Photographing a tree on the side of the stream at the base of the waterfall.

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~ Keith

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