Henry Hollow Loop, Beaman Park, Nashville. April 2019.

Streambed on the Henry Hollow Loop in Beaman Park, Nashville TN.
Stream bed on the Hen­ry Hol­low Loop in Bea­man Park, Nashville TN.

I love wide shal­low stream beds. I also like dynam­ic and churn­ing creeks and rivers too, of course, but there is some­thing very mag­i­cal about see­ing those long runs of rock you get with the shal­low­er water.

This is from my first vis­it to Bea­man Park in April 2019. 

Low Water at Cook Public Use Area, December 2015

With record* low lev­els in Per­cy Priest, there were hun­dreds more yards of shore­line to explore in Decem­ber 2015. These were tak­en with that same won­der­ful bulk roll of T‑Max 400, long expired. I’ve been pulling rolls off of this for three years now — I’m like­ly get­ting close to the end, and it’s been great to put this film to use some twen­ty-five years after it was orig­i­nal­ly intend­ed to be processed.

 

 

*Who is going to look it up to fact check?

Sycamore Falls and Cheekwood, December 2014

Sycamore Falls is a great hike close to Sewa­nee. Takes less than an hour to make it to the falls (although there are plen­ty of small­er, short­er water fea­tures and bridges along the way so stop­ping often should be expect­ed). Cheek­wood is a well-known estate that’s been con­vert­ed into a muse­um and pub­lic (although you have to buy a ticket/pass to go) grounds. The pho­tos above came from being around the house itself; here is anoth­er set from else­where on the grounds. All from a 36 count end of the year roll of Neopan Acros 100.

Blue Hole Falls, Fiery Gizzard Trail. December 2014

Blue Hole Falls, Fiery Gizzard Trail. December 2014

From a late-Decem­ber hike along the Fiery Giz­zard trail, tak­en with Neopan Acros 100 (shot at 200). Devel­oped in Ilfos­ol 3 1+14.

A some­what stren­u­ous trail, but well worth the effort. I did­n’t bring along a tri­pod so this was bal­anced on a con­ve­nient rock. Plen­ty of those around for using as makeshift sup­ports! The water was so clear, and so cold, it was amaz­ing. Some­times I still expect all water to be the same as that in south Mis­sis­sip­pi — silty, yel­low and so thick you lose your hand three inch­es under. This was the total oppo­site and just beautiful.

There are more pho­tos to come off this last roll of the year, but I had to go on and post this one (which may be my favorite from the walk).