Weaver Bottoms

A group of photographers from the Red Wing Photography Club set out late last summer for a day of photography.  What better way to learn different techniques or aspects in photography, than to spend time with fellow photographers- How do they see the world through their view finders?

It was in the wee morning hours that Jeff Marcus, Dan, and I set out for our destination in Southeastern MN.  The morning arrived and the sky was changing to the color of lavender as the nighttime blue was mixing with the light of the sun; changing from dark blue, to light blue to lavender, and just as if that wasn’t enough- the sun peaked her head closer to the horizon and the pinks, oranges, and yellows came out to play.

LOCATION FOR THIS SUNRISE SHOOT: Weaver Bottoms off of Hwy 61 South of Wabasha, MN.
Located within the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, the Weaver Bottoms area is located just South of Wabasha, MN.   The area is a 5,500 acre habitat complex dominated by open water, but also includes flowing channels, backwater lakes, isolated wetlands, and forested islands. 

Turning onto County Rd 74 off of Hwy 61, in Weaver, MN was a great choice and a very well executed plan, organized by Dan (Thanks Honey for planning that route).  As the sun rose, we were graced by fog in the area; the valleys, wetlands, and forest floors along this road was dotted with a wispy white haze.  I believe fog or a misty morning adds mood to your surroundings; to watch the mist move and wonder what lies beneath is intriguing to say the least.  Fog can form suddenly, and can dissipate just as rapidly, so we found our way through this area and spent some quality time shooting the effects that fog can add to a photograph.

We were very lucky to be there, at that time, on that day.   We all enjoyed the travels through this area and were awe-stuck by the shadows created by fog.  Off to meet the rest of the Red Wing Photography Club Members (Amy, Linnae, Ken, and Kendall) already playing in their own play ground – Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park.


15 thoughts on “Weaver Bottoms

  1. That was epic fog; probably one of the best sunrise shoots we ever had. Spectacular sunrise and the scenery is hard to beat around the Weaver Bottoms. Great captures honey.

  2. kkred says:

    I could almost feel the dew on my face as I paged through the foggy photos. Great job, Cyndie. 😉

  3. Joe says:

    As usual gorgeous work Cynthia, you have quite an eye for composition. Stunning !

  4. Linnae Carlson says:

    Really like this series. I love the ghost train.

  5. David says:

    What a beautiful morning!

  6. Very nice captures. Looks like all enjoyed.

  7. Excellent shots of the tracks. You capture the mystique well.

    Also, if read in order, your first several tags on the left map read funny: “abandoned Amish Antique Architecture”

    Sounds like a great topic for a blog post! 😀

    • Thank you for the compliment and for the laugh this morning- You know you are talking to a great photographer when they notice the little things like the tags 🙂 I would have to agree… Abandoned Amish Antique Architecture does sound like a very interesting topic and one we probably both would be interested in 🙂
      Have a great day!!

  8. Ajaytao2010 says:

    Beautiful pictures dear

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