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Photos of waterfalls on the Little Carp River in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. The first two are of Overlooked falls.





While processing some of my photos of the Little Carp River in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, I decided to try some colorful abstracts which brought out the fall color reflections in the river.





I don’t do a lot of abstract photography with the exception of water reflections. Generally I resort to abstract photography when I don’t have anything else to photograph or I’m bored.

Black River Harbor – is one of my favorite places to photograph water reflections. I can easily spend hours under the bridge over the Black River photographing the fall reflections.


The Woods – Several times during the year I walk out into the woods to create some abstract photos. In this case I used a slow speed combined with a neutral density filter. By pointing the camera at the ground and slowly raising it I’m able to capture a different view of the woods.

Duluth Harbor – This photograph was an accident. I was taking some extended exposure photographs of the Duluth Harbor at night. I was on my last photograph when I noticed someone flying a drone and got excited and picked up the camera before the photograph was completed. The blue on the right side of the photograph are from the Bentleyville Tour of Lights.


Little Carp River Leaf Trails – was created when I found a small eddy in the stream where the leaves were moving in a variety of directions. A long exposure created the patterns.


Wildflowers – This photo was created using a low ISO setting and a neutral density filter. I used a telephoto lens and focused on one part of the photo, poused briefly before moving the lens to take a wider view and then paused again.


Late one day we drove over to the Little Carp River to photograph the waterfalls. I was a little disappointed that there was not more water in the river but we had found all of the rivers in the UP to have very little water in them.

Overlooked Falls

Overlooked Falls

Greenstone Falls

Greenstone Falls

The leaves were very good but mostly yellows. This is a shot of the road leading down to the river. You used to be able to drive down to the river but the road has been closed and a much larger parking lot built close to South Boundary Road. The old parking area was small and rough.


The area can be a bit wet during the summer and the Park Services has build little bridges over the wet areas.


There a couple of cabins several miles down the river. Visitors can rent them and have a wilderness experience in the Porcupine Mountains.