Waterfall from flood damage

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  1. bogleric

    bogleric TPF Noob!

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    This water rapids was created by a damn break 60 miles upstream and an entire lake was emptied and the sediment filled the iron ore shipping docks. This is the first chance I had to take pictures, they really aren't very good. I couldn't spend a lot of time here because of the sign in the first picture.

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    Wild.. :shock:
     
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    Neat shots but I believe that the signs not valid unless the appropriate bylaw is cited, anyone care to comment on that?
     
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    The shot of the sign goes well goes well with the other photos. The other photos are astounding! Personally I would be willing to pay the consequences of going back.

    I think the sign is only trying to prevent a law suit when someone gets overcome by the raging water. Don't get me wrong, the water is super dangerous. SEE the escape route, and bring a long lens.
     
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    I was just up there earlier this week. Only an 8 hour drive from home, but I was there for a funeral and didn't have the chance for pictures. There was a lot of snow and ice surrounding this and it was quite nice. Also the sign was gone. I will be back up there in a few months.

    Until September this water was not even there, it all ran through a hydroelectric dam to the side. However an upstream dam broke, emptied an entire lake and massive flooding occured. The water flow created this as it went through. A few miles later when the stream hit Lake Superior the sediment filled the freightor dock and had to be dredged out.
     
  6. MDowdey

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    Sweeet shots Dude!



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    The power of water never ceases to amaze me. Will there be a permanent river? We had a flood here in 1920 and a whole town went under. I trust that it wasn't so severe.
     
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    Dude come on. Where is your sense of adventure! Grab your camera and jump in for a swim! It would be a wild ride.
     
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    wicked kewl shots mate! Reminded me when I was in aussie and nearly slipped into raging floodwaters to get that perfect shot. Luckily it was only the disposable camera that was swept away!
     
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    Lucky enough there were not towns in its way, just a lot of bridges and roads but it did take out about 350 houses on the banks along the river upstream.


    Thanks for all the comments, when I am up there next I will try to get some more shots. ALso next summer I am going waterfull hunting up there. :)
     
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    Does anyone have any recommendations to improve these shots? Perhaps some nice tricks to play with the angles and water from past experiences??
     
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    Light. I would try and go during the magic hours. Although you can't predict the weather, high pressure over the region will increase your chances. Bring a tripod etc. I always take a lot of frames from down low. Dog's eye view so to speak.
     

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