So I have a photography class on Tuesday and I need to practice shooting in manual mode so I took my camera to Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis to see the waterfall there, Minnehaha Falls.
Here's a short history lesson I copied and pasted from Wikipedia about the name Minnehaha.
"Minnehaha is a fictional Native American woman documented in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 1855 epic poem The Song of Hiawatha. She is the lover of the titular protagonist Hiawatha. The name is often incorrectly said to mean "laughing water", though in reality it translates to "waterfall" or "rapid water" in Dakota. She is the subject of the poem, and later song, cantata, and painting, The Death of Minnehaha."
Sidenote: Minne means water, which is the "pre-fix" to the city I live in Minnetonka (dakota for big water), which is close to the famous Lake Minnetonka (any Prince fans out there?), and of course the state, Minnesota (dakota for clear blue water), land of 10,000 (or 15,000 depending on who you ask) lakes.
Another fun fact is that Minnehaha falls is one of the most photographed places in MN. Way to be original, Jenna....
I went with my dad who hadn't been to the falls since he was in college in the 70s. I've lived just twenty minutes from this beautiful sight for 22+ years and yet had never been there before. Crazy!!
Here are some of the shots that came out ok!
Above is a drone! I real live drone! Flying over water....
Gotta get those classic pics in front of the falls
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