In October 2022, I traveled to Bentonville city and the Ozark Mountains of northwestern Arkansas state, USA, to participate in a photography workshop organized by Arizona Highways PhotoScapes. Professional photographer David Jaffe taught the workshop and guide Ron York provided invaluable support. I knew nothing about Arkansas and I have never visited the state nor the region. That was why I signed up for this workshop.
I arrived 3 days before the workshop to spend some time in Bentonville, a city with about 55,000 people. I enjoy great restaurants such asThe Walmart Museum and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Our group of 8 people in the workshop drove to the Ozark Mountains (see Google Map) to photograph the autumn landscapes. Temperatures were in the range of 45 F (7 C) to 65 F (18 C). Weather was foggy and rainy sometimes.
We spent time at the Buffalo River near Ponca, Arkansas, at an elevation of 1073 feet (327 meters). Then we visited the Blanchard Springs and the Blanchard Springs Caverns. Finally, we visited the Petit Jean State Park.