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Category Archives: Waterfall Photography

The morning started out with a visit to Copper Falls State Park. It had been a number of years since we visited the park even though it was only a short side trip from our normal drive back to southern Wisconsin.

 

Late in the evening we drove out to Interstate Falls. Again there was a lot of water flowing over the falls.

 

After leaving the Presque Isle River we stopped at Root Beer Falls for a brief visit. With the recent rains there was quite a bit of water flowing.

 

With a lot of water in the river there were not many close-up shots available. I concentrated on trying to get some water pattern shots. The brown color of the water is the result of tannic acid in the water.

 

We walked along the boardwalk to Manabezho Falls . There was a lot of water going over the falls.

 

After driving around Gogebic County for a while we decided to drive over to Bond Falls. The colors were not at their peak and it looked like rain was on the way. Indeed it did start raining once we reached the bottom of the falls.

I also managed a few close-up shots while walking to the bottom of the falls.

It was late in the day and cloudy creating ideal conditions to photograph at Cascade River State Park. I was a little surprised at the low water levels given the high water on the southern end of the North Shore.

 

Our final destination on our Minnesota North Shore road trip was High Falls at Grand Portage State Park. This was an unusual visit because it was the first time that we had been at the falls, other than during the winter, that we didn’t get drenched by the spray from the water coming over the falls.

 

 

After visiting Amnicon Falls State Park we drove through Duluth on our way up to Grand Marais on the Minnesota North Shore. Our first stop was Gooseberry Falls State Park. It is the most visited park in Minnesota. There had been a lot of rain during the previous week and the water was high in the Gooseberry River. I have been dealing with an Achilles problem so we limited our hiking.

Our first stop was upper falls.

This shot of middle falls shows the amount of water flowing in the river.

This is a classic show of the trees lining the river when the water levels are high.

A bench overlooking the beach area where the river flows into Lake Superior.

Normally not a shot I take at Gooseberry but I though it made a nice composition given the light and the colors on the trees.

In late September we stopped at Amnicon Falls State Park. The area had heavy rains during the previous week and there was a lot of water flowing in the Amnicon River. Our first stop in the park was Now and Then Falls. The fall leaves were very colorful.

 

Several views of Lower Falls.

 

Snake Pit Falls.

Upper Falls.

Several other smaller waterfalls.