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After driving along Highway B in Vilas County Wisconsin we headed north into the U.P. of Michigan and over to Bond Falls. It had been spitting rain all day and as we walked along the river it really started to rain. Never-the-less I persisted and managed to get a few shots with the fall colors.

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Bond Falls is know as a great place to photograph in the fall and is known for its iconic Z which is photographed with fall color reflections. However it also a great place to photograph in the winter because is always has open water flowing. It is located just below a dam so the falls area never completely freezes.

Bond Falls

 

Our next stop was one of my favorite waterfalls. Bond Falls, is a great place to photograph in the fall. Normally I would visit the end of September but since we were driving by we decided to stop. Most of the fall color was gone but there is always something to photograph at Bond Falls.

One of the most popular photographic locations at Bond Falls is called the Z. It provides an opportunity to capture falls reflections and an waterfall all in the same photo.

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While the main attractions at Bond Falls are the waterfalls there are also opportunities to photograph fall color reflections.

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Bond falls is a favorite stop on every photographers visit to the western U.P. of Michigan. We made two visits this year.

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The leaves were just starting to turn color when we made an early fall visit to Bond Falls. It was a rainy day so we didn’t stay long.

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Bond falls lends itself to black and white photography so I took a few black and white photos of the waterfalls.

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I spend a lot of my time at waterfalls taking intimate photographs of sections of the waterfall. In this case it was mainly the ice formations along the edges of the falls and objects in the river.

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On our way up to Calumet, Michigan we stopped at Bond Falls. Given the warm weather we didn’t expect to see particularly spectacular ice and we didn’t. Nevertheless Bond Falls is worth the visit any time of the year.

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Apostle Islands National Lakeshore taken from a small boat on a beautiful calm day on Lake Superior.

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Winter at Bond Falls in the UP of Michigan. One of my favorite winter waterfall locations.

Bond-Falls-15-1-_2254Sunrise at Badlands National Park.

Badlands-National-Park-15-6-_3306Crex Meadows after a summer storm.

Crex-Meadows-15-10-_3706Ice Caves at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

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