Morning light at Hidden Falls

Morning light at Hidden FallsI took the opportunity to venture out to one of the wonderful state parks we have in Minnesota.  In the south-central part of the state is Nerstrand Big Woods Park.  Along with the large trees and prairie that co-exist in this park, there is a wonderful waterfall, Hidden Falls.  Prairie Creek meanders through the park and it tumbles over the layers of limestone at the falls.  With the large amount of rain we’ve had recently, all our lakes are full and the falls are running with larger than normal volumes of water.  And such was the case when I arrived at Hidden Falls.  It was early in the morning and I was accompanied only by the birds in the woods and the sound of the rushing water.  The overhead trees have come into full leaf and are green.  This delicate tree branch seemed to contrast with the fury of the tumbling water behind it.  The scene was complete with the early morning sunlight glistening off the falls.

5 thoughts on “Morning light at Hidden Falls

  1. Jim Moskowitz June 8, 2014 / 9:10 am

    Linda, Iliked the stillness of the branch and the rush of the falls,but it was your discription of the day and setting that gives this image it’s beauty to the fullest

    • lindastaatsphoto June 9, 2014 / 7:50 am

      Thanks for the comment Jim. It’s good to hear that the words and the image support one another – that’s always been my goal. An image can stand alone, as can the text, but I think each can tell a larger story when they’re married together.

  2. dobetteralways June 8, 2014 / 10:24 am

    That looks much nicer than the Hidden Falls up in St. Paul, very beautiful shot!

  3. Dave Shores June 8, 2014 / 8:35 pm

    Very nice. The sharp branch/leaves in the foreground are beautifully “supported” by the soft water in the background. Definitely, a winner.

    • lindastaatsphoto June 9, 2014 / 7:47 am

      Thanks Dave – always nice to hear another photographer’s comments. Enjoy your summer!

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