Monday, August 30, 2010

Minneopa Falls

Minneopa Falls 1998

Minneopa Falls is located near Mankato, Minnesota and was only a two and a half hour drive from where I lived during my stint in the frozen tundra. Despite the proximity, I was only able to visit it once during those six years. I'm not sure why other than there always seemed like another waterfall that I had to visit. During this visit, a recent rain had turned the normally sparkling waters into a turbid brown color.

Above Minneopa Falls 1998

8 comments:

Vince said...

I always find Waterfalls to be a proper pest to photograph in a way different to the millions of other people that were there before you. They are like the Eiffel Tower where short of whipping about the thing on a bungee you just need to suck it up and stand on the X like every other and get the best shot. For there tends to be only one.

Lovely shots. Really lovely shots.

R. Sherman said...

Nice.

I agree with Vince. Waterfalls are sort of like "old Faithful." It's tough to do something different, then everybody else.

Anyway, Minnesota is another state I need to explore.

Cheers.

Ed said...

Vince & Randall - That is so true. Worse, when I am able to make a unique shot, nobody that I show the picture too will recognize the place. I usually compromise and try taking one of each.

Vince said...

Yeah, I get you. I've one of the north east leg of the above mentioned Eiffel Tower. You would need to be an Archaeologist of metallurgy to recognise just what's in the shot.

Ron said...

I hardly recognized it, because the dozens of times I've been there the water has usually been far, far lower. My brother and I practiced casting in the pool below that waterfall, and I can't remember if it was him or me that flung the top half of the rod in the the water during a mega-cast... fortunately retrievable... :)

Ron

Bone said...

Kinda different with the brown water.

Also, my word ver is mensi, which is as close as I'll ever get to Mensa.

sage said...

beautiful falls--looks like the water was flowing pretty good when you shot the photos.

PhilippinesPhil said...

I don't know how I didn't know it, but i had to look up turbid. Always prided myself on my vocabulary. Ya got me...