Location: Haw Creek Falls

Location: Haw Creek Falls at sundown

Date: 5/8/09

Season: Spring

Weather: Partly Cloudy


GPS Coordinates:

The falls is located at the camp ground, GPS not need but here they are:

N 35 40.360, W 093 15.201


Page 122 of the “Arkansas Waterfalls Guidebook” by Tim Ernst.  Get one at your local book store or directly from www.cloudland.net.

Camera Data & Gear:

Canon 1Ds, tripod mounted, noise reduction on, Canon 17-40mm f/4 with polarizer.


Bob Laster and I headed to Haw Creek Falls tonight to see if we could do some night time images of the falls by moon light. There is this interesting image captured by one of the National Geographic photographers while on assignment here in Arkansas of Haw Creek Falls by moon light that was really nice. I charged up my batteries for my Canon 1Ds the night before so I would be ready to go after work. We have had rain for about two weeks now, and the ground is really saturated, so the creeks should be running.

We arrived at the Haw Creek Campground and was able to make the crossing through the creek and get into the campground without any problems. The sky was cloudy, so it did not look like we were going to get any moon light images, but maybe we could get some low light images just before sundown. The water was running very nice! I had not been to the falls with this much water running. As we were setting up the cameras, a fog started rolling in and we were going to have some nice images tonight.

With not much light, I was doing exposures around 8 to 10 seconds to get enough light for the exposure. I had wished we had more light, but it was a neat scene and we photographed it anyway. I liked the night time mood of the falls and can’t wait to go back and photograph it again.

Haw Creek Falls at dusk.  I like the blue cast in the image, I could warm it up in Photoshop, but really like the mood of the blue.  It was a lot like this when we shot, so I tried to keep it like I saw it.