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Just Another Fall On The Little Arkansas


What I find interesting about this image is the location.   Sure, it’s a nice fall scene on the Little Arkansas (Ar-Kan-Sas not Ar-Kan-Saw – it’s a local thing ).   What I find interesting is that it is in the middle of the largest city in Kansas, a metropolitan area of roughly 500,000 people last I heard.  If you look closely you can see a few small hints at civilization in the image – what you can’t see are the house lined streets that parallel the river, or the busy four lane bridge/street  behind the photographer.   This is one of those scenes you would have about a two second glimpse of while crossing the bridge in traffic.   I got that two second glimpse the other day, so later found a place to park and dashed out onto the bridge (not in the traffic lanes hehe) for a few quick frames.  Too bad the sky was so bland, but you can’t have everything.  I can always try again.   It  IS  possible to find scenes like this in a heavily urban area, just a little tricky.

9 responses

  1. ken bello

    The water looks so glassy (is that a real word?) in this, like there is no movement in the water. Wouldn’t it be great if someone had a Plug-in that would put clouds in the sky when you want them?But the foliage and the river are extraordinary and I like a plain sky. At least it’s blue. Around here, it’s gray most of the time.

    November 18, 2011 at 8:46 am

    • Thanks, Ken. Well gray can be interesting too, if it has some texture or layering to it, if you know what I mean.

      November 18, 2011 at 8:30 pm

  2. Just beautiful!

    November 18, 2011 at 8:47 am

  3. Vann

    Nailed it.

    November 18, 2011 at 9:40 am

  4. Impressive. And so much better that it is in the city–amazing!

    November 18, 2011 at 5:16 pm

  5. Thanks Patti. I also forgot to mention the power line I cropped out at the top of the frame. 😉

    November 18, 2011 at 8:32 pm

  6. Very nice … and your descriptive paragraph takes the image to another level. Well done.

    November 20, 2011 at 7:52 pm

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