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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Beautiful Falls and a Buck!!


On Sept. 5th,
(which just so  happened to be my birthday!)
I had the opportunity
to go to Munising, Michigan
along with a well-known photographer
for lessons on
how to photograph waterfalls.

He took us to 5 different waterfalls that day
and it was such fun!

I learned a LOT !

Although the weather was a bit chilly, it was overcast most of the day
(which makes for the BEST photos of waterfalls, as sun tends to "wash them out".)

Today, I will share some of the photos I captured on
my "lesson" with the group.




This is Alger Falls, which sits right beside a busy highway!:





Right beside Alger Falls!:
The path was extremely muddy as it had just rained before we got there!:





The falls (below) turned out to be my most successful shots.

When we first got there, the sun burst out and the main waterfall was too bright
to do many good shots.

But over in the corner of the falls, there was some water falling over
gorgeous rocks and it looked somewhat shaded, so me and my tripod
headed there instead.

I was so glad I did!:

This is part of Au Train Falls:

































A buck that we happened to run across too!:






Later that week, we went out into the wilderness of Baraga county
and found
this little waterfall in the woods.

It was so quiet and beautiful out that day!:








So, now I am more in love with waterfalls
than ever before!!

I plan on getting out this winter to capture some of the winter falls for you...
but probably more near Spring
when they begin to melt down
so I have open water/falls along
with the snowbanks and ice formations....

So, stay tuned!!

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15 comments:

Country Gal said...

Fantastic photos ! There are special filters you can get for just this type of photo as well to cut out any glare of the water and give the same affect ! Its all in the lighting and speed of your settings ! We learnt about it in our photo club had a profesional photorapher from the area as the speaker and show us, it is amazing what you can do with your camera so you dont need photo shop Its all in learning and knowing your cameras capability's inside out ! Have a wonderful day !

Elizabeth Grimes said...

What a trip. My husband once took me on a waterfall tour in the Smoky Mountains. Just so breathtaking!

Sandra said...

I had trouble admiring your gorgeous water falls after i read your birthday is Sept 5th. so is MINE. 9/5/44.. my favorite falls is the little one you found in the woods. so beautiful and you did learn to take great falls fotos.. really pretty.

Eva Gallant said...

Beautiful falls and great buck shot!

TexWisGirl said...

every single one of these is post card perfect. lovely!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Spectacular shots. I would not be able to pick a favourite.as they all are perfect.

Pam said...

What a beautiful series of photos. You are a fantastic student.
I wish we had a photo club around here so I could learn more about taking better photos.

Karin M. said...

... I liked your pictures very well. .... thank you for the beautiful series of photos .. I love waterfalls.

I wish you a happy and merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

Best wishes Karin

grannyann said...

Hey, as usual I found 2 photos I like for wallpapers. I want to wish you and yours a very happy Holiday.
oxoxoxox Ann

CrazyCris said...

Beautiful shots! A great way to celebrate your birthday! :o)

Ginnymo said...

Beautiful photos!! You always take such great photos Joan!! We don't have any snow here yet. No white Christmas this year I guess. hope you have a wonderful holiday! Merry Christmas!!

SquirrelQueen said...

Those are beautiful falls and the whole area looks like a great place to explore. My favorite of your shots is the one with the leaves in the upper right hand corner and the log on the left, that is great framing.

Love that buck!

Andrea said...

Oh yes they are all lovely. I joined waterfall chasing too and learned about slow shutters for the milky-milky or milky-silky shots. It is just that our waterfalls has strong waters on them, i also posted them here in the past. thanks and Merry Christmas.

Blue Ridge Mountains said...

Simple comment, your photos are just wonderful.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Fabulous and fascinating pics of waterfalls.Many Happy Returns of the Day on your Birthday ! Merry Christmas.

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