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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Nikon D7000, Tokina 12-24mm @12mm, ISO 200, f16

After having a great conversation with nature photographer Chris Dodds (@chrisdoddsphoto on Twitter) I decided to pack the car and head to Minnesota's north shore for early fall colors. My goal was to find and photograph as many water falls as I could in one day. I started at Temperance River State Park then worked my way back south hitting Tettegouche, Split Rock, and finally Gooseberry Falls State Parks. 

This photo, was from my last stop at Gooseberry State Park. As I was walking to the falls there were a number of people making their way back to their vehicle since it was cloudy and the sun was all but gone. I made my way down to the falls to find almost off of the visitors gone. In the summer, this is a very difficult place to photograph due to the number of folks near the falls. I made a couple photographs and decided to move towards the lower portion of the falls. Once I was down there I was at the base of one fall and decided to do some minor rock climbing to get to the location of this photo. The best part was, I was there all by my self with low, but good light. I spent the next 30 minutes at this location taking a number of photos at different angles. This is the only photo that I have processed so far, so stay tuned for more!