Dec 01-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: December: Dec 01-06
Whitefish falls    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Tom Cook
Stuck in the middle    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Tom Cook

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, December 1, 2006 - 07:08 am:

Just northwest of Trenary, MI (which is in the central portion of the U.P.), along US 41, you'll find Whitefish Falls. It's looking like smooth silk sheets of white snow in these two shots from Tom Cook. Funny how the camera can slow the water down to a dead freeze, making it look so thick as it cascades over those shelves of rock. I don't know about you, but in the second photo, I sure get the impression that log is going to come quickly sliding through the corner of the screen and land right there on my desktop!

By Smfwixom (Trollperson) on Friday, December 1, 2006 - 07:11 am:

Beautiful pics! Thanks & have a good weekend everyone.

By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Friday, December 1, 2006 - 07:11 am:

Wow, postcard pictures, that water sure is silky!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, December 1, 2006 - 07:15 am:

Haven't made it that far east yet, but some day.......Very nice pics.
Mr. Deb

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, December 1, 2006 - 07:48 am:

WOW! Those are great!!!!

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Friday, December 1, 2006 - 08:25 am:

I plan on going to see those next summer for sure now. Thanks for the help deciding.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Friday, December 1, 2006 - 09:23 am:

Great pics. Both of these were taken with a slow shutter speed. A faster speed would capture each individual drop of water as it fell over the falls.

Hockey night in Houghton, GO TECH!!!

By Ray Laakaniemi (Rlaakan) on Friday, December 1, 2006 - 09:49 am:

An excellent collection of fine photos of places I have never been. Thanks, Tom.

By Jim Jacobi (Jmj) on Friday, December 1, 2006 - 10:06 am:

wondering if laughing whitefish falls are a close relative...

By eugenia r. thompson (Ert) on Friday, December 1, 2006 - 10:09 am:

Jim, I was just about to ask about Laughing Whitefish Falls. We're talking about two different falls here, right?

By Justin Johnson (Tinksno) on Friday, December 1, 2006 - 10:20 am:

Good place to kayak in the spring, just watch your head.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Friday, December 1, 2006 - 10:44 am:

1) Click ® Trenary: Whitefish Falls
2) Click ® Sundell: Laughing Whitefish Falls Scenic Site

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Friday, December 1, 2006 - 12:38 pm:

Beautiful pics Tom :)

There's another trick to slow down your shutter speed if you are using high speed film. If I remember correctly, you press the button only half way down...hold for a few seconds and then click your picture.

By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Friday, December 1, 2006 - 02:00 pm:

Does anyone know if this is fact?

The world's highest waterfall is the Salto Angel (Angel Falls) in Venezuela, which lies on a branch of the Carrao River. It has a total drop of 3,212 ft. and a longest single drop of 2,648 ft. The waterfall was named James Angel, a US adventurer who crash-landed his plane on a nearby mesa (a high, rocky tableland) in 1937.

By Ann Muir (Annm) on Friday, December 1, 2006 - 04:31 pm:

I've always found it interesting that so many photographers like to slow down the shutter speed for waterfalls. My joy is to shoot at a 250th of a second, so that every drop of water sparkles. I guess either way, the object is to portray what the human eye can't see.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Friday, December 1, 2006 - 05:27 pm:

It really depends on what kind of image you want to portray. Some people like the soft effect of a waterfall like todays pics, others like "freezing" each individual drop of water coming over the falls. It's really all in the eye of the beholder...

I knew that fact about Churún Merú, Joanie, the tepuy where it originates, and the surrounding area. ;-)

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Friday, December 1, 2006 - 10:37 pm:

Been up to the Laughing Whitefish Falls a few years ago. They really are pretty, and a real nice walk from the car to the steps down. 'Course, you realize that you have to go back UP those stairs, too. :>) What a beautimous place the Lord gave us to call home! We got about 1 1/2" of snow here in Cornell today. No, the blower is not on the Cub Cadet yet. "Piku joulu" is getting close. That's Finn for 'little Christmas'. At the Negaunee Elks Lodge this Sunday from 2 - 5pm. Ron Jarvinen and Ken Holster are the BACKWOODS BOYS.
A short meeting of the League of Finnish American Societies and then the dance. Tule mukaan! (Come along!)

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