Spring melt at Copper Falls State Park


It is finally getting green up here! Al and I took a quick hike at Copper Falls State Park near Mellen, WI to get some photos of the melt. My new 50mm 1.2 was a ton of fun to play with, and I did get some video.  I am NOT a videographer, however, so it’s not the best ;).

I spent a lot of time shooting at 1.2 for no apparent reason, but I do like the result in the shots. My favorite is either the one looking through a branch growing out of the side of the path, or the sunglasses holder shot.  Any thoughts?

You will see in a few shots that the beavers have been quite active.  I didn’t see any activity from them other than the trees – but I am sure they were watching me :).

Enjoy the thaw photos and the green – I’ll be on the road this week to Chicago and Madison for sessions.  Can’t wait to see everyone!


Northwoods sunglass holder

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4 Comments on Spring melt at Copper Falls State Park

  1. Luann Glenn
    May 11, 2014 at 6:04 pm (8 years ago)

    All of these are wonderful, though, the woods and the tree trunk with pebbles were my favorites (they’re next to each other in this presentation) – other than the themed photo at the beginning (the one I really liked – tree roots along a road) Good job, little lady. Wish I had your great eye, means to capture photographs as you gather them up and tell the stories behind them. Keep ’em coming.

  2. laurie lawver
    May 11, 2014 at 6:25 pm (8 years ago)

    These are fabulous! The colors, oh my goodness! The sunglasses are cool but the browns and greens in the root along the path make that one my favorite. But then the water shots are amazing too. You have (once again) captured one of my favorite places so beautifully. I think I could see one of them hanging in my house. *Hint hint*

  3. Alison
    May 12, 2014 at 4:36 am (8 years ago)

    Hannah, These photos are so alive with lush green color and the rushing water, that I feel like I visited this magnificent park! My favorites are the 2nd one with the side of the tree trunk, the one with the massive roots, the seed pods, and several of the water through the gorge. In other words, splendor in the woods makes it difficult to choose! You should do a blog sometime about how/when the “camera bug” changed your career even before the John and Schoep photo.

  4. Julie Gozdowiak
    May 12, 2014 at 1:41 pm (8 years ago)

    Hannah, You have given me the bug to buy a new lens. While I have faster film lens I have nothing like a 1.2 for my DSLR. I love the depth of field in the tree root. The colors are beautiful. I really like the sepia shot as well and the long exposures of the water are great, too. I bought my first SLR in 1978 but you have inspired me to shoot for fun again. Thank you!