Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mattiessen State Park, Illinois Upper Falls

Had a great time yesterday at Mattiessen State Park wandering around the amazing waterfalls and dells area. Took a photo tour of the area with local photography pro, Mark Rasmussen. Mattiessen is near the more popular Starved Rock, but this location has some beautiful areas to photograph. This shot has no Photoshop trickery (although I am not above that sort of thing). Just some finishing touches and some new tricks that I learned to do in camera (such as how to take a 30 second picture in daylight) so it could be seen via the computer. Because of the long shutter time, the camera picks up the whirlpool effect of the water after coming down from the falls. I got so many fun shots, that I will post several over the course of this week. Hope you enjoy.