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Devil's Kettle (4722 TM) by WayneBenedet Devil's Kettle (4722 TM) by WayneBenedet
The Devil's Kettle is located in Judge C. R. Magney State Park along the north shore of Lake Superior. The falls along the Brule River has geological interest because it splits into two, half of it going over a 50 foot waterfalls and flowing into Lake Superior. The other half disappears into a pot hole. The outlet of this part of the river has never been discovered. Because the flow of the pothole is conducted away laterally, there is no satisfactory explanation for how it was formed.

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zaccool14 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
so nice Garden
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vikingjon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wonder where that other water wanders...
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
lol... I am sure it goes down hill... and most likely into lake superior. Beyond that... no one seems to know,.
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vikingjon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
But it sounds like it goes THROUGH the hill! It's intriguing. :)
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
yes, that is what is seems to do. There is a theory that there is a fault line that the water runs through on its way to the lake, but it is only a theory, somehow, from what I can understand is seems to run away to the side, rather than down. But perhaps I have misread. There is some good information about it on line if you have a desire to read about it.
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vikingjon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
I will check it out. Probably it will be more fun to invent my own outlandish theories. :D Thanks, Wayne. :)
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
:rofl: go for it.
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vw1956 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ompressive view, great sharpness, color and contrast:clap:
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
thanks.
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vw1956 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :)
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hen-tie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I've never seen something so green and alive too much in person. Bet it was breathtaking. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful scenery. :icontearplz:
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geekpalace Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Filmographer
i just love how everything works here: The forest isn't too dark, the sky isn't blown out, the composition is balanced. And then you have a lot of detail/great depth of field, but the effect isn't overwhelming, but inviting. And the fluidity... I mean, you're a total pro, I know, so the technical bit shouldn't be surprising; so, maybe it's the way I feel like there's more in this picture than is visible. Do you know what I mean? There's something beyond the waterfall, behind the forest; maybe it's a story, or a person, or another waterfall. It's not that the photograph feels unfinished or unedited; but, rather that, even with (or maybe because of) all this precision and planning and framing and documenting, there's still more over the horizon that didn't need to be blurry or dark or desaturated to seem mysterious. Everything is in focus; and yet there's something back along that river, winding through the trees; and I can't stop wondering what it is.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Wow Fiona,

I do not often get comments of such detail. I am happy not only because you like the picture but also because you are able to see and identify the very elements that I work had to achieve. In scene like this where the dynamic range is so large it is very difficult to maintain detail across the range. Because of that, I have over time developed a way of exposing and processing images like this to give high detail but without the negative effects of most HDR processing.

The curiosity that you speak of is a technique that I teach in my classes. I do not always successfully employ it of course, but in this image it seems to have worked for yourself. I appreciate that.

The river itself has multiple falls and rapids and is really quite a beautiful hike.

Thank you again for your kind words, and you visit. I hope you have a good day.
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geiersphotos Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great capture.
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GregHodge Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I love seeing natural wonders like this, that is some crazy geology!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I liked the on line articles I was able to read about it. They certainly add a valuable element to the photo for me.
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GiardQatar Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work
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euphoriaofart Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I had never heard about this before, that is so so awesome!
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MoonDarter Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Excellent image!

That's one monster of a pothole. Puts city potholes to shame.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
lol...
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Brian-B-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow :confused: Great Shot

But I don't see any wrecked cars,farm equipment or derelict houses:crazy:

Wasn't sure your camera worked for this stuff;)
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
lol.... It was really hard, it balked at every setting but the one I used.

If you think that was out of form, I took one today like I have never done before. I used a surefire flashlight with a single LED as the light source. Two layered exposures were used for the final print.
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome place and gorgeous shot!!
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erene Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Brilliant shot!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
:)
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
:wow: Amazing place, wonderful shot! :clap:
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
thanks Andrey
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So nobody has sent a robotic camera down the pothole?
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
not that I know of, all kinds of other stuff though, like ping pong balls and dye. Nothing seems to have worked so far. The only thing that people seem to agree on is that water runs down hill. :D
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful looking place Wayne
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
it was a good time David.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent
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freshaire Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
This is such a beautiful picture. A natural wonder indeed.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
thanks
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
stunning shot!!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
thanks Dave
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
your so welcome Wayne
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beauty!
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picedwrites Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Beautiful waterfall, I can definitely see why this is a point of interest! It's great that you were able to get such a nice topside and centered view of it, it almost looks like gravity is being tricked. :) I wonder what it's look like from underneath? Great work!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
The falls can only be accessed by hiking. I am sure if one was quite determined, you could get down to the bottom. but from what i recall there was no easy access.
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picedwrites Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Your view captures it really well, though. I'd like to visit it sometime and see it in person now! :)
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Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
That is beautiful and Aye very different ...mother nature has a way to astound us mere humans again and again
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
very true sopia... very true.
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Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
:nod: Yes, Sir!
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ARTBYTERESA Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Beautiful...
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
thanks
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ARTBYTERESA Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
:):):)
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