Bond Falls framed by the autumn trees in Ontonagon County, Upper Peninsula, Michigan.
Story Behind the Photo
Waterfall photography in peak autumn colors was the theme of our trip to Upper Peninsula, Michigan. I had lot of expectations from myself to photograph one of the most beautiful falls in Michigan, the Bond Falls.
As it generally happens, the expectations turn into disappointments due to several reasons one of which was the fall foliage. The fall colors right next to the falls were already gone. It was an utter disappointment to me as a photographer.
It was not for long as I enjoyed the company of my wife. We were immersed in the sheer beauty of the waterfalls itself. This cascading falls is a treat to watch from many different viewpoints that can be reached via boardwalk.
I found a spot to make a photograph of the Bond Falls with autumn colors, though in a different way 🙂 . It was a unique angle too, giving a hint of Bond Falls making it more of an abstract element than giving away its identity.
Orange-yellow leaves of the autumn trees formed a natural frame complementing green foliage, while the boardwalk (hopefully) invites you to take a better look at the hidden waterfalls. Short walk path at the bottom of the frame serves as the leading line creating the depth in the photograph. Vertical composition was an apt choice for the natural framing that was present in the scene.
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Body: Nikon D7100
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Prime Lens
Focal Length: 50mm
Aperture (f-stop): f/11
Shutter Speed: 1/10 sec
ISO Sensitivity: ISO-100
Exposure Compensation: 0 step
Metering Mode: Spot
Shooting Mode: Manual
Facts from Wiki
Bond Falls is a waterfall on the middle branch of the Ontonagon River, a few miles east of Paulding in Haight Township in southern Ontonagon County, Michigan. The site is near U.S. Highway 45 in the western portion of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The waterfalls are listed by the state of Michigan as the Bond Falls Scenic Site.
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