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In the afternoon we drove over to Amnicon Falls State Park and then met some friends that we met when we were in Sweden. I thought there would be more water running in the Amnicon River because there was a good flow at Pattison State Park. I was dissapointed to see a low flow with Now and Then falls just flowing.

Now and Then Falls

With the low water flow I was able to capture this photo of Snake Pit Falls.

Snake Pit Falls

This is a shot of a stick in the water at the top of lower falls.

As we were leaving Duluth to head back home we stopped at Amnicon Falls to look around. I didn’t think we would take any photos but this was the first time I had seen large amounts of foam at the bottom of lower falls.

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We drover over to Amnicon Falls State Park to check on conditions. We ended up spending most of the morning photographing in the Park. Our first stop was Now and Then Falls. As I mentioned in an earlier blog there are several large trees down in the falls making it difficult to photograph.

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We moved over to the Lower Falls and photographed the Lower Falls with the Covered Horton Bridge in the background. The second photo is of one of my favorite pine trees. It is growing on the side of the river and the falls provides a good background for photographing it.

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Our final stop was Snake Pit Falls.

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More photos from Amnicon Falls can be found on my website.

We stopped at Amnicon Falls State Park to check things out. The water levels were a little low and I didn’t see any photos that I didn’t already have. Just before we left I decided to walk over to Now and Then Falls. I didn’t think there would be any water running but I wanted to see if the remains from some large trees had been removed. They had not been removed but there was a little water running. I decided to get the camera and photograph a small waterfall.

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It was a sunny day with strong winds in Duluth. We decided to drive over to Amnicon Falls State Park for a short photo expedition. We were more than a little surprised as we drove to the Park. In Superior Wisconsin it was 45 degrees but in Amnicon Falls it was 75. A thirty degree difference in 10 miles.

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It was sunny so it was difficult to photograph the waterfalls but I managed to get a few photos.

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Unfortunately one of my favorite spots to photograph, Now and Then Falls, is a mess. Several trees have gone down and the park has cut them up but the right side of the falls and the base of the falls is littered with debris. This photo was taken several years ago.

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Now and Then Falls Amnicon Falls State Park

Linda put together a show of eight of my photos at the Menomonie Public Library. She did all of the printing, matting and framing of the photos. I just took the pictures. They will be on display through the month of April.

There are four Landscape photos.

Now and Then Falls Amnicon Falls State Park

Now and Then Falls Amnicon Falls State Park

Apostle Islands Sea Cave

Apostle Islands Sea Cave Cornucopia, Wisconsin

Crex Meadows

Crex Meadows Grantsburg ,Wisconsin

Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Seney National Wildlife Refuge Seney, Michigan

 

There are four wildlife Photos

Goslings

Goslings Hoffman Hills Recreation Area Menomonie, Wisconsin

Black Bear

Black Bear Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary Orr, Minnesota

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Canadian Hill Farm Menomonie, Wisconsin

Monarch Butterflies

Monarch Butterflies Fontenac State Park Fontenac, Monnesota

 

Last week was my first visit to Amnicon Falls State Park this winter. There was a lot of ice considering how warm the winter has been. It has been really hard to get enthusiastic about winter this year. We really need some cold weather and a couple of good blizzards.

The unusual color in the water is caused by tannin.

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Lower falls and the Covered Horton Bridge

The tannin in the water also discolors the ice.

Upper Falls

Upper Falls

Fresh snow had fallen the night before resulting in an interesting pattern on the rock face above the lower falls.

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Rock Face

Fresh snow made for an interesting B&W photo.

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Amnicon Falls State Park – My favorite waterfall photography location is Amnicon Falls State Park. Almost every time we drive by I stop to at least look at it and usually take some photos.

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Lost Creek Falls – I typically hike into Lost Creek Falls at least once every summer to take photos.

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Lower Falls Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone – This was take on a spring trip to Yellowstone State Park. It was a stormy day with some beautiful clouds above the falls.

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Jay Cooke State Park – Not a waterfall we frequent but we stopped late in the fall. This particular waterfall was difficult to photograph in its entirety but provided an opportunity for an intimate photo of the water flowing over the top of the falls.

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Willow River State Park – Willow Falls is a waterfall that is not particularly appealing to photograph as a whole but does offer some nice intimate shots of small areas around the main falls.

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This was another “We will just stop and take a quick look” visit to Amnicon Falls. By now my wife knows a quick look usually means a couple of hours. I think I can count of one hand the number of times we have stopped for a quick look and left without taking any photos. This is one of my favorite waterfall photography locations because of the variety of waterfalls and rapids. Are all easily accessible by a short walk.

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The water color at Amnicon is caused by tannin in the water. The tannin is the result of decaying vegetation in the Amnicon River watershed.

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Conditions were ideal. A good water flow and overcast sky to provide uniform lighting and a low enough light level not to require the use of neutral density filters.

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We started the morning early and stopped for sunrise at Wisconsin Point. Unfortunately we were disappointed because there was not much of a sunrise due to heavy cloud cover. With the cloud cover we thought that it might be a good day to photograph at Amnicon Falls State Park.

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Now and Then Falls

Snake Pit Falls

Snake Pit Falls

We were not disappointed. The cloud cover held and there was a surprising amount of water in the Amnicon River offering some great photography opportunities.

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