Williamsport Falls -or- “Isn’t Northern Indiana too flat for Waterfalls?”

One of the great things about traveling randomly is that sometimes you get surprised by things that everybody else already know about.  Case in point: Williamsport, Indiana.  In April of 2009 I was randomly wandering around Williamsport.  It was, after all, another point on the map that I hadn’t photographed.  As I wandered through town I heard the most bizarre susurration and thought to myself, “That sounds like a waterfall… but this is Northern Indiana… and we don’t HAVE those here.” So imagine my surprise when I turned a corner and found one.

Williamsport Falls
Williamsport Falls (click to view the whole album)

Apparently the falls were much bigger and more consistent at one time, but now they are at times entirely dry.  This spot is a great example of the surprises to be found by simple random wandering.  Or, if you choose to look at it differently, the bliss of ignorance for those determined enough to hang on to it.


    • Yeah, I keep thinking that someday I’ll get REALLY lucky and find an exhaustive list of all the good local nature spots to photograph. Very possibly I’ll have to do it myself though. What are your suggestions?

      • Rob, Turkey Run State Park is a prime spot for a photographer. I used to spend some time there walking the trails, but that was back in the days before I got re-interested in photography. I would highly recommend it.

  1. The places I used to live in Michigan were filled with great surprises like these! I’m still hoping to find some in the Chicagoland ‘burbs, but they’re a little few and far between! Pictures like this definitely make me miss my random walks through all the woods up there! Love it.

    • Yeah, something about the almost organic nature of them. All the movements, all the implied history and flow of time back and forth. Where were they before? Where are they going? Plus it doesn’t hurt, I suppose, that we humans are mostly water. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!

    • Thanks, though in all honesty I have to call the composition here mostly chance. This the shot I took immediately after discovering the thing so it was very much a matter of “wow, gotta get a picture of THAT!” 🙂

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