Monday, May 4, 2009

New shots of the Old Mill

Saturday was an outstanding day for waterfall photography. Huge storms passed over the state, dumping about three inches of rain. All the waterfalls were running at flood stage. But of course, I spent most of Saturday asleep at home. After work on Friday night, I went out with some of my new co-workers for a few drinks, then went to a friend's place for a few more drinks. Long story short, I wasn't in the best condition to get up early in the morning for a long waterfall hike. I'm sad that I missed out on it though.

On Sunday, I did try to hit up a place close by home that did have a waterfall, which was running high and heavy. This was at The Old Mill park in North Little Rock, an awesome little place.

I'm a big fan of the Old Mill. My grandparents used to live a few blocks away, so while growing up we made a ton of trips to this spot. One of my cousins even got married there. But of all the trips I've made to the Old Mill, I've never seen it with this much water running through. The water was so high that some parts were nearly flooded.

The Old Mill is just too popular, and it's hard to get a shot of it without people intruding in. I hoped that heading out on a rainy day would keep out some of the crowds, but I ended up having to wait for some groups of people to clear out so I could get these shots.

After I left the Old Mill I drove down Snake Hill to one of the small parks along one of the many lakes in Lakewood. A few swans (or ducks - I can't tell for sure), were out in the rain trying to find something to eat in the lake.


Don Dailey said...

they should put some of these in the brochure. i particularly like the photo with the swirling bubbles.

you did miss out on some great high water up in the mountains.

Cormackphotos said...

Thanks Don, I was mad at myself for missing out on the good waterfalls up there.