Underneath Minnehaha Falls in January

© James Reininger

Underneath Minnehaha Falls in January

Uploaded: December 29, 2004


You are looking at nine foot tall ice columns. This picture was taken last January when it was 30 below. I climbed 20 feet of rock and ice and was able to get behind the falls and take this photo just as the morning light was starting to shine through.


Sharon Day level-classic December 29, 2004

Awesome shot, James!!! I love the blue ice! Just beautiful! #200111

RoxAnne E. Franklin December 29, 2004

You're what I call a REAL blue blood photographer!!! what a shot!
dont think I would have had what it takes to do this.
It sure was worth every effort you put into it! #1002178

Leanne M.E. Boyd December 29, 2004

Wow, James!!!!!!!!! This is amazing! #1002434

Gloria B. Wood December 29, 2004

Fantastic shot! Very well done! (Hi from a fellow Minnesotan...if you are from here!) #1002535

J. Prescott December 29, 2004

This shot goes well beyond the norm & captures the veiwers full attention immediately!! in spite of the effort it took to get there, it makes the viewer wish they could experience it for themselves (or appreciate the fact that now they don't have to)

a beautiful image to be sure - my highest accomodation. #1002605

James Reininger December 30, 2004

Hello Mr. Prescott,

Thank you for your response. Are you photographer also? If you are interested, I have more photos at www.yessy.com/JamesReininger


James Reininger #1003689

Cathy Barrows January 05, 2005

simply execellent...tell me this is not the minnehaha falls in n GA #1015601

J. Prescott January 05, 2005

yes, james, I am also a photographer. I submitted a picture to the december contest, but I can't find it. as soon as the calendar turned to Jan, all the december pics disappeared, & I can't figure out how to view the last few days (or Any of the dec entries, for that matter) I DO know that if you go to EOS D30 reviews, you can find my pic there. I will periodically enter more . . . #1016005

May 04, 2005

AWESOME shot, and being someone from MN its always great to see things that are *local* so to speak. #1318591

James Reininger May 04, 2005

Hello Emily,

Thank you for your nice comments.

James #1320418

Susana Ms Heide July 23, 2005

It was well worth the climb!!! Congrats!! #1628879

bob cornelison July 24, 2005

Wow! What a shot!
~:O) #1630188

James Reininger July 24, 2005

Hello Susana and Bob, Thank you for nice comments. #1631044

Shari Travison August 19, 2005

This is an amazing formation. Wonderful capture of the colors, texture, light and shadows! #1736930

James Reininger August 22, 2005

Hello Shari,

Thank you for the nice comments.

James #1750678

Linda Murphy August 24, 2005

Great capture James! #1759489

James Reininger August 24, 2005

Thank you Linda for your nice comments.

James #1760796

January 25, 2008

Remarkable shot. Deserved the nomination. #5397050

James Reininger January 25, 2008

Thank you again Srikant for the nice comments. #5397212

Stacy Lankford level-addict July 26, 2008

Great capture, wonderful color and texture! #6233882

James Reininger July 26, 2008

Thank you Stacy for the nice comments. #6234447

Guy D. Biechele level-classic August 01, 2008

Wonderful light and texture. Such a cool shot! #6259798

Colleen Farrell August 07, 2008

Wow, this is spectacular, James! Amazing what you had to do to get this shot, but it was worth it, I'd say! #6286640

James Reininger August 08, 2008

Thank you Guy and Colleen for the nice comments. #6287762

Brad Harding November 10, 2008

James, I enjoyed all your series on Minnehaha Falls. I was interested in your climb on the ice to get to the location behind the falls. Did you have all of the climbing tools ice pick, cleated shoes etc.? Great shot for all of the effort. Brad #6735144

James Reininger November 10, 2008

Hello Brad, thank you for the nice comments. However, I have to admit that I did not have an ice pick or cleated shoes. When I went to the falls that day I was simply planning on taking photos of the frozen falls from a bridge that is near by. As I was taking photos I noticed some teenagers playing hide and seek between the ice columns. That is when I decided to go up. I climbed the incline using my tripod for leverage. #6735301

Stephanie Frey November 26, 2008

Awesome image James! Stunning! #6813998

James Reininger November 26, 2008

Thank you Stephanie for the nice comments. #6814057

Ermanno Radice November 26, 2008

Great framing, wonderful capture, James!!Congratulations for your beautiful gallery!! #6814451

James Reininger November 27, 2008

Thank you Ermanno for the nice comments. #6816321

Kate Jackson December 01, 2008

WOW James, super cool!!! #6833250

James Reininger December 01, 2008

Thank you Kate for the nice comments. #6834078

Janet McNeil level-classic December 01, 2008

Beautiful capture - congrats on your Finalist!! #6835650

James Reininger December 01, 2008

Thank you Janet for the nice comments. #6835821

Dianna Murphy December 29, 2008

Must have been a site to see. Gorgeous color and light. #6955620

James Reininger December 30, 2008

It was pretty cool to watch. Thank you Dianna for the nice comments. #6959774

Cyndy Doty March 15, 2009

What an amazing capture! The light behind the frozen blue is wonderful! #7286335

James Reininger March 15, 2009

Thank You Cyndy for the nice comments. #7287350

Christine Lobsinger level-classic June 11, 2009

WOW... CONGRATS JAMES... amazing light/colours!!! It really pays off when a photographer works that hard to get the shot... you sure did here!

James Reininger June 13, 2009

Thank you Christine for the nice comments. #7626408

Wm Nosal June 30, 2009

Wonderful Shot! #7694506

James Reininger July 14, 2009

Hello Wm. Sorry for the slow response. However, thank you for the nice comment. #7738352

John A. Karas July 16, 2009

Great shot, James. I used to pass by these falls on my way to work when I lived in Bloomington abck in the mid eighties.
I remember when we had torrential rains and floods one year, the water was shooting straight out ten to fifteen feet before it fell. (Didn't have a camera then) #7747217

James Reininger July 17, 2009

Thank you John for the nice comments. I wish I would have been there also. For the past few years, the falls have been dry alot of the time. #7750163

Chuck S. Frizzell November 08, 2009

Incredible! #8114436

James Reininger November 08, 2009

Thank you Chuck for the nice comments. #8115008

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