Many photographers, especially outdoor and nature photographers, including me, like to travel and to seek out new locations and scenes. There is so much in this country, not to mention the world, yet to be seen.
However, circumstances and time often prevent us from traveling, so we learn to make the best of the locations near to home. And, we soon find that we have favorites: “go-to” places that always give us a photo opportunity.
Returning there often, we learn the best times to go, we see the seasons change, and we challenge ourselves to see familiar things in a new way.
My go-to locations near my home in Western Arkansas have been Natural Dam, Devils Den State Park, and Cherokee and Flanagan Prairies, among a few other spots. I always find something to photograph at these locations. Continue reading