We made a late fall visit to Big Falls County Park to check on conditions at Big Falls. The name is somewhat of a misnomer because Big Falls is not really a very big falls. It does, however offer some great opportunities for intimate photos of the falls. I really like the patterns created by the root beer colored water.
I usually make a trip over to Big Falls County Park in the spring. It was a beautiful sunny day not conducive to photographing waterfalls but a beautiful day nonetheless.
A few weeks ago we were in Eau Claire on business and decided to drive over to Big Falls County Park. It’s been a while since we visited Big Falls and with all of the recent rain thought there might be a good water flow. We weren’t disappointed there was some nice water going over the falls. We were also pleasantly surprised to find quite a few wildflowers growing along the road into the park and along the trail to the falls.
A few weeks ago my wife signed up for a class on matting photographs. The class was being held at Beaver Creek Reserve which is just east of Eau Claire and right next to Big Falls County Park. It was a grey overcast day so I decided to drive her over for the class then drive over to Big Falls for some photography.
I normally photograph on the south side of the river because the falls on that side are much more interesting. Since there is so much black rock around the falls and the day was overcast I decided to photograph in black and white.
Although the name of the falls is Big Falls the reality is that it is a very small waterfall. As a result I typically photograph small sections of it rather than the complete falls. I’m always looking for different shot as the water levels change during different times of the year.
More photos from Big Falls County Park can be found on my website.
A couple of weeks ago we spent the day in Eau Claire to visit with friends. They were in town to get their computer fix and it would take all day. With time on our hands we decided to drive out to Big Falls County Park. It’s located just outside Fall Creek, Wisconsin on the Eau Claire River. Water levels were fairly good but it was difficult to photograph because of the bright sun. I ended up using a neutral density filter along with a polarizing filter to allow me to capture the dynamic range of the landscape and still slow the water down a bit.
This photo puts the size of the falls in perspective. It is not all that a dramatic of a waterfall but it is a very popular location for graduation and wedding photos. In fact, there were some wedding photos being taken on the far side of the river while we were there.
I prefer to capture small portions of the waterfall. This is a small rock formation with the water rushing around the rock.
This is an even more intimate photo of a small selection of water rushing over the falls.
More photos of Big Falls County Park can be found on my website.
Apparently I’m a little behind in processing my photographs. I found a batch of photos that I took back at the end of September on a visit to Big Falls County Park east of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I hadn’t visited the park for some time so my wife and I drove over for a short visit. The day looked like it would be ideal for photographing waterfalls because there were enough clouds in the sky to create overcast conditions. Unfortunately when we reached the falls the sun came out. I was still able to get some shots using a neutral density filter along with my circularizing polarizer filter. The park is a favorite location for shooting weddings and graduation photos. As we were leaving I snapped a photo of someone getting their graduation picture taken.
More photographs of Big Falls County Park can be found on my website.