This is a lovely little waterfall on Collins Creek, which is located just below Greers Ferry Dam in Heber Springs, Arkansas. The stream used to flow intermittently but has been turned into a year-round fishery for brook and rainbow trout through a partnership between the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The trout are not artificially stocked; they reproduce naturally in the creek which is created through a buried water line that pumps approximately 40,000 gallons of water every hour.
I shot this picture late one Saturday afternoon a couple of weeks ago. I used a 24-105mm lens set at 47mm which allowed me to capture the width of the waterfall while eliminating the sky from the frame. I didn’t want to include any of the sky in the photograph because it was much brighter than the area of the waterfall and would have been distractingly overexposed. To capture this image, I exposed at 0.8 seconds at f/22. The small aperture kept both the foreground and background sharp, while the slow shutter speed created the silky smooth blur of the falling water.
Settings: Canon 5D Mk II, 47mm, 0.8 sec, f/22