Sunday, July 10, 2011

"Rock River Falls" Rock River Wilderness Area - Near Chatham , Michigan

 It's quite an adventure getting to this remote waterfall located in the rock river wilderness, Hiawatha National Forest. We drove five miles in on an old two track , parked and walked additional 1.5 miles or so on an unmarked trail. I have been to dozens of waterfalls in Michigan but this was our first time to Rock River falls . This falls is not huge but is now on my top five favorite Michigan waterfall list. After I photographed the falls I climbed up and enjoyed a refreshing shower. It didn't look like anyone had been there in awhile.

Hiking back there and enjoying a waterfall by yourself is a real treat! There are some wet spots on the trail and sometimes you       have to stop and look around to see which way the trail leads . It gets small and sometimes resembles a deer runway . TAKE MOSQUITO REPELLENT! unless your going before they hatch. Always let someone know where you are going, there is no phone signals this is a wilderness area. I notice most of the sites on the web that give info on finding these remote locations don't include important notes on safety. Here is a  map to falls 

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My camera settings for this photo

camera - Nikon D700
focal length -26mm
Lens - Nikon 16-35mm
Exposure - 1 sec
Aperture - f/16mm
ISO Speed - 200
Quality - raw processed in capture NX2
Filter -  cpl + .9 reverse nd
Tripod - ManfrottoProxb

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    Hi, My name is John McCormick I’m an avid Michigan / Great Lakes Landscape Photographer. I am a life long Michigan resident and have been into landscape photography for over 30 years. On my website Michigan Nut Photography I offer high quality Fine Art Prints for the home and office. Also available are canvas wraps, standouts, framed prints, mugs, glasses, magnets, and a variety of other gifts and merchandise all of which can be printed on with a photo of your choice in my galleries.