Richland is for the Boys // Film & Adventure
The Richland Creek Wilderness Area is known by most Arkansas outdoorsmen as the most beautiful & rugged area in the state. I can't image ever arguing with either point! After heavy, late winter rains, several friends & myself decided to tackle a big portion of Richland Creek in search of waterfalls. The big named falls on our itinerary were Hamilton Falls & Devil's Fork Twin (or Richland Twin). After a long, strenuous, wet, & rainy hike to & from that area a few of us spent another hour or two along Falling Water Creek to see Falling Water Falls, Six Finger Falls, & Fuzzybutt Falls.
My partners in crime were friends & fellow photographers well-known to the Ozark adventure scene, Matt Glenn, Jeff Rose, & Jordan Craig. One of my favorite aspects of this trip was the film I got back from it (not surprising at the point, right?). I had some black & white film leftover from a portrait session that I used up before we hit the trail, then I loaded my Canon AE-1 with Ektar 100 film. Because it was a cloudy day & I was going to be taking long exposures, I decided to push the film +1 which basically meters my camera at 200 ISO instead of 100, giving the film more contrast, saturation, grain, & flexibility in lower light. Below are the film shots from the day!