Tehquaminon Falls without Sun

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Upper Falls

Tehquaminon Falls is in the northeast area of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, south of White Fish Point. We went camping in the Upper Peninsula, staying on the shore of Lake Huron, right next to the Mackinaw Bridge – the Big Mac. We were going to visit several sites in the area and the weather was predicted to be unusually hot but sunny all week.

I was excited because I was going to see Tehquaminon Falls in the sun. I have visited many times over the years, and every time it rained. I was firmly convinced that the sun never shines on the falls – even though there is photographic evidence out there that suggests otherwise. I still don’t believe it.

We visited under cloudy skies and walked back to the car in the rain. I didn’t grumble too much, though, because none of my photos had over-exposed areas because of too much sun. Besides, I can still hold on to my dream that someday I will see Tehquaminon Falls in the sunlight.

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Boardwalk to Lower Falls

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Lower Falls

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There you have it. As I was putting this post together I was thinking of how unimpressed I am with water falls. No, that isn’t accurate – I am impressed but I don’t feel drawn to photograph water falls. We have seen hundreds of them, and I have probably photographed 75% but it wasn’t because I was pulled to capture their beauty. I did it because they were there, I had a camera in my hand, and I felt I should to capture the moment. There haven’t been many of those photographs that I feel excited about so I’ll continue to photograph flowers and Michigan landscapes and old barns. Now these are subjects to excite!

And I’m happy to provide these waterfalls for those of you who really, really, like them. Enjoy.

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12 Comments »

  1. Au Sable Falls in Grand Marais, Pat. Small but beautiful. Makes you want to take off your shoes and climb into the river (which we have done). Those are falls you would love to photograph. 🙂

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  2. I love falls! Everything about them–their hidden mysteries, their visual white-foaming beauty, but especially their sounds ranging from peaceful ripples to powerful roars. So you found an appreciator here!

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  3. And here I am wishing I could see Taquamenon in some softer light!
    I love to visit waterfalls, and I even enjoy photographing them, but I prefer other subjects more. I’m glad we all enjoy different things 🙂

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