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Rosseau River_5055

One location I have visited frequently this past year has been that of Lower Rosseau Falls on the Rosseau River. I am a big advocate of revisiting locations over and over and over. With each new visit to a location different elements tend to grab your attention. Perhaps it is because the light on the scene is ever-changing and never the same as it was before, or our frame of mind at the time.

During the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend I was up at the family cottage on Horseshoe Lake to close up for the coming winter. The family cottage is only a short drive from Lower Rosseau Falls. So, when most of the chores were completed I took a short  break to capture a few fresh images of the river. On this visit I decided I would make my way down to the mouth of the river where it flows into Lake Rosseau. When the water levels in the river are high, a portion of the water gets diverted around the rocky terrain, which then flows back into the main stream downriver creating a small pleasing cascade.  I have always been attracted to the directional differences of the river here when this occurs. Above and below are two different compositions of this scene.

I was initially disappointed that the autumn color was past peak at this point in time with significant leaf fall, but do think this transition phase of the forest can be equally beautiful. What do you think?

Please click on each of the photos to see the larger, sharper versions.

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With peak fall colour just around the corner in central Ontario, it will soon be time to gas-up the car and head out in search of autumn’s palette. My favorite region to explore for stunning fall colour is Muskoka. Many wonderful scenes can be found by driving along Highway 141 or Highway 169 and many of the smaller county roads that run off of these highways.

The image for this post was shot about 3 years ago, along a small county road that runs along Lake Rosseau. I was out shooting with fellow photographer Mike Grandmaison, who was then working on imagery for his Muskoka coffee table book. The book has been released and features a multitude of stunning photographs from this region and is available through Key Porter Books. When we happened upon this scene, with great colour and reflection to match, we had to stop and shoot. Soon after a motor boat came speeding by and ruined the reflection. Mike’s version of this scene can be found in his Muskoka book.

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