Spring has finally arrived in Minnesota so we decided to spend the early part of the week in a lovely little cabin located on the north end of Sturgeon Lake. While the nights gave us temperatures in the upper 30’s, the days were sunny and warm.
We took a short trip further north to Jay Cooke State Park and I was hoping to get some long exposure shots of the rapids of the St. Louis River from the famous Swinging Bridge. The water was very high with the spring runoff. I made a few exposures, but I could not find a composition that I liked.
We left Jay Cooke and headed back south, past Sturgeon Lake, to Banning State Park. I had been there a few summers back to capture the Wolf Creek Falls where the creek joins the Kettle River. The amount of water going over the falls then was pretty meager, as expected in the middle of a hot summer, but this time we were rewarded with a much more interesting view of the falls, swollen with spring water.