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Video: Landscape Photography with Waterfalls, A Cotton Mill, Moonshine Still, An Old Cemetery in the Woods, Butterflies & More

Video: Landscape Photography with Waterfalls, A Cotton Mill, Moonshine Still, An Old Cemetery in the Woods, Butterflies & More

Join me on a landscape photography day-trip that’s chock-full of wonders

In this video we photograph spectacular waterfalls, observe centipedes and millipedes walking around, go deep into the woods to visit a moonshine still site and a very old cemetery, look at an abandoned 1892 cotton mill, and watch swallowtail butterflies.

  • Great Falls Gorge 00:25
  • Cotton Mill 00:40
  • Centipede and millipede 3:16
  • Spring Castle 3:46
  • Moonshine Still 6:30
  • Old Cemetery in the Woods 7:12
  • Twin Falls 9:25
  • Cottonwood Fluff 10:49
  • Butterflies 11:27

Behind the scenes photographs

Below are a few iPhone photographs shot behind the scenes on the day of this hike.

Since I was photographing the twin falls in harsh, high-contrast light conditions, I decided to embrace the contrast. I shot the scene two-stops darker than normal, holding the white highlights of the water and sending the shadow details to near black. See the results below.
Since I was photographing the twin falls in harsh, high-contrast light conditions, I decided to embrace the contrast. I shot the scene two-stops darker than normal, holding the white highlights of the water and sending the shadow details to near black. See the results below.
A centipede is minding its own business near the Spring Castle.
A centipede is minding its own business near the Spring Castle.
A beautifully weathered old tree fallen in the woods, and spotted along one of the forest hikes.
A beautifully weathered old tree fallen in the woods, and spotted along one of the forest hikes.
At the swimming hole, partially submerged cottonwood trees showered the vicinity with copious amounts of cottonwood fluff.
At the swimming hole, partially submerged cottonwood trees showered the vicinity with copious amounts of cottonwood fluff.

Bonus videos

More cottonwood fluff than I’ve ever seen before!
This video includes the entire walk through the woods to the site of the old Cunningham Cemetery.

Black and white photographs shot on this trip

Black and white photograph of forest ferns by Keith Dotson. Click to buy a print.
Black and white photograph of forest ferns by Keith Dotson. Click to buy a print.
Twin Falls, black and white landscape photograph by Keith Dotson. Buy a fine art print here.
Cascading Waterfalls, black and white landscape photograph by Keith Dotson. Buy a fine art print here.
Knotted Vines, black and white photograph by Keith Dotson.
Tangled Vines, black and white photograph by Keith Dotson. Buy a fine art print.

Thanks for reading.

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~ Keith

1 comment

  1. My favorite video so far! I love old cemeteries too. Major tripod envy, by the way… đŸ˜‰

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