Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore – Elliot Falls Sunset

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is one of my favorite spots on Lake Superior.

This spot is where Elliot Falls flows into Lake Superior.

Most of the time Elliot Falls is nothing but a trickle but we got there in early June after a big rain storm.

Feature Image Details

I used a Canon 16-35MM F4 L Lens

The focal length was 16mm for 1/5 of a second at F16, ISO 100.

I was just inches away from that waterfall. It is not very big.

This is a very popular shot and it can be crowded, especially on weekends. The best spot to photograph the falls holds precisely 1 person. Fortunately we had this spot to ourselves.

Plan on getting wet to get a shot like these.

Spray is a huge problem. Check your lens every few shots. Have plenty of lens tissues handy.

Additional Images

If you arrive and there is not much water in the waterfall then step back and do the best you can with the beautiful rock formation. Here is a shot taken at a different time when the waterfall was at a trickle.

To blur the waves I used a shutter speed of 2.5 seconds.

Once again, the best shots require that you get at least a little wet.

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