Lens on St. Croix Valley: Willow River Falls Like You've Never Seen Them Before

Willow River Falls
"Winter at the Falls" won in the City Landmarks category of our 2019 Lens on St. Croix Valley Photo Contest.
First place City Landmarks

We regularly feature photo submissions from our Lens on St. Croix Valley photo contest in the pages of St. Croix Valley Magazine and online. This month, we asked Michael Huber to tell us about his photograph titled “Winter at the Falls” which won in the City Landmarks category of last year’s contest.

Where was the photo taken?
Willow River Falls at Willow River State Park in Hudson, Wis.

What inspired the shot?
It was a foggy February morning with lots of frost on the trees and I thought it might be worth taking a hike in the park. The falls is always a favorite spot, so I made my way down the path hoping for a frosted tree backdrop.

What’s your favorite thing about this image?
It was magical with the frost everywhere including the rocks and cliffs. The cliffs were literally white. Other frequent visitors that morning also said they had never seen it look that way before.

What kind of camera did you use?
I have a Canon 7D Mark II with a wide-angle lens, a 10-22mm.