It seems like everyone is always in a rush. Sometimes it's nice to slow things down.

I did just that one day out at Amnicon Falls State Park. Armed with a tripod, I took my time wandering around the park. I took photos with a shutter speed between one and six seconds. With the shutter open that long, the water transformed into a silky smooth texture over the jagged rocks.

It was rewarding to slow down, enjoy the process and take in the natural beauty of the park.

A visitor takes a photograph of the Horton Covered Bridge near the Lower Falls at Amnicon Falls State Park recently.  (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
A visitor takes a photograph of the Horton Covered Bridge near the Lower Falls at Amnicon Falls State Park recently. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Water from the Amnicon River flows over the Now and Then Falls at Amnicon Falls State Park recently.  (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Water from the Amnicon River flows over the Now and Then Falls at Amnicon Falls State Park recently. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

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Water from the Amnicon River rolls over rocks near the bridge to the contact station at Amnicon Falls State Park recently.  (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Water from the Amnicon River rolls over rocks near the bridge to the contact station at Amnicon Falls State Park recently. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Water from the Amnicon River spits over the rocks and moss of the Now and Then Falls at Amnicon Falls State Park recently.  (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Water from the Amnicon River spits over the rocks and moss of the Now and Then Falls at Amnicon Falls State Park recently. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Water from the Amnicon River swirls around rocks above the Upper Falls at Amnicon Falls State Park.  (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Water from the Amnicon River swirls around rocks above the Upper Falls at Amnicon Falls State Park. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

A log is jammed into the top of the Upper Falls as water from the Amnicon River flows around it at Amnicon Falls State Park.  (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
A log is jammed into the top of the Upper Falls as water from the Amnicon River flows around it at Amnicon Falls State Park. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)