The Dells of the Eau Claire River

The Dells of the Eau Claire River are about 15 miles to the east of Wausau, Wisconsin.

A few years ago I went there in September and took a few typical autumn-leaf-colorama pictures. I was mostly disappointed with the results, except for two photos. For those, I had pointed the camera down into the water. To my surprise, the rather dull leaf colors that year produced some amazing images when warped by the water's surface. It brought to mind certain French Impressionists, not to mention a few youthful psychedelic experiences!

So I've been going back year after year. And I'm not the only one. Weekends in September attract a good crowd, with quite a few photographers among them. I've even encountered several that like to focus on the water.
But the bigger your camera, the harder it is to keep your balance on that slippery rock... That's why I still practice Guerilla Photography.

I hope you enjoy these images, with or without the aid of mind-altering substances!

This page is an update to an earlier version. Here is the original:

Autumn Reflections

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