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Devils Lake Wisconsin
Lens: Tamron 17-50 f2.8 Camera: Pentax K-x Photo Location: Baraboo, WI 
Posted By: krp, 08-08-2011, 01:20 PM

This past weekend I went to Devil's Lake which is in between Madison and the Wisconsin Dells. It's a lake that's surrounded by 500 foot mountains on each side (mountains don't get any bigger than that around here). I used a Hoya polarizer on most of these shots.


The stairs leading up the mountain. This is a stitched panorama since I don't have an ultra wide angle lens.


Devil's Doorway


Lake Wisconsin in the distance.


Turkey Vulture soaring under the cliffs. Taken with Pentax 55-300mm lens.


The lake at night. This would have been the perfect place to view the aurora borealis that was going on, but it was too cloudy.


It was so dark out I had to wait for a car to light things up.


Pewitt's nest waterfall. People were cliff jumping here a few minutes later.


Close up. Taken with Pentax 55-300mm lens.


This would look even better if there was more water.



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Nice shots Kevin.At least you don't live in Florida where the highest point is under 300ft I believe.--charliezap
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Beautiful idilic shots. I love the Turkey Vulture and the mystical waterfalls.
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Nice shots of the waterfalls, I try to get shots like that but I am not sure which settings to use.

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Nice shots Kevin.At least you don't live in Florida where the highest point is under 300ft I believe.--charliezap
Thanks. Ya I might get bored if I lived in Florida.

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Beautiful idilic shots. I love the Turkey Vulture and the mystical waterfalls.
Thanks. I also captured another bird soaring but was not able to identify it.
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Nice shots of the waterfalls, I try to get shots like that but I am not sure which settings to use.
Thanks. To get these shots I tried to stay at f11 to maintain sharpness and use shutter speeds of 1-15 seconds. To use long shutter speeds you either have to shoot when it's dark, cloudy, shady, or use a neutral density filter. In my case the shade and a polarizer was all I needed. That helped enhance the green too.
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