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Relaxing on the Illinois River

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 5 August 2020 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

Buffalo Rock State Park is located on a bluff which once was an island in the Illinois River. Now standing majestically on the north bank, this promontory affords a magnificent, sweeping view of the Illinois River as seen here. Located approximately 3 miles west of Ottawa in LaSalle County, this 298-acre park has long been a favorite picnic area, as well as a nature lovers’ delight. The area of Buffalo Rock was the home of the Illinois Indians when Louis Jolliet, the French explorer, and the Jesuit missionary priest Father Jacques Marquette made their trip up the Illinois River in 1673. Later, the Illinois tribe was virtually annihilated in protracted warfare with the aggressive Iroquois.

Photo captured August 2, 2020.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 902 21 mm

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By Marie & L from Entre By Marie et L, France

I really like the colors of this river surrounded by trees. It is restful and very beautiful.

5 Aug 2020 5:05am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Awesome view. There is good place to relax

5 Aug 2020 5:28am

Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

Apart from the sad history of the Indian warfare, Steven, this is a magnificent spot on the Illinois River.

5 Aug 2020 5:58am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Magnifique !!!

5 Aug 2020 6:00am

jpla from Anjou, France

jolie capture
JP

5 Aug 2020 6:23am

Florence from Bretagne, France

A very nice frame width. A viewing angle that you can see far in the distance.

5 Aug 2020 6:46am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Splendid landscape.

5 Aug 2020 8:06am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

What a lovely tranquil landscape capture, yet such a violent history

5 Aug 2020 8:13am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb landscape and point of view!

5 Aug 2020 8:24am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

agréa ble

5 Aug 2020 8:31am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice relax time !

5 Aug 2020 9:29am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

The kind of place I would like to be right now. Excellent scene.

5 Aug 2020 10:02am

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

The place to be .
A super relaxed nature place and photo .

5 Aug 2020 1:38pm

willy from Belgium

une très belle vue au jolies couleurs Steven

mais quelle histoire triste de la tribu ....

have a nice day

5 Aug 2020 1:56pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful blue in the water and sky..Love those thick trees growing together :)))

5 Aug 2020 2:52pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

It looks like you found a lovely place to relax. Appealing scene and nice capture.

5 Aug 2020 4:10pm

Remus from Portugal

A very pleasant place, regardless of the sad story.

5 Aug 2020 4:34pm

Roland Theys from gerpinnes, Belgium

Very relax photo!

5 Aug 2020 4:34pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A great looking river as a place to relax.

5 Aug 2020 4:52pm

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Beautiful view ! A very large river, relaking indeed !

5 Aug 2020 4:56pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

L O V E L Y !

5 Aug 2020 5:03pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful place and a lovely view of the river. Excellent. :)

5 Aug 2020 5:24pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Nice place for warm summer days.

5 Aug 2020 6:35pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique point de vue sur un endroit de verdure .
Sympathique atmosphère.

5 Aug 2020 6:54pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition

5 Aug 2020 7:53pm

véronique cherpantier from sauveterre de guyenne, France

les nuages ont des formes géometriques tres etonnantes

5 Aug 2020 8:32pm

Rose from United States

I would definitely call that fun!

5 Aug 2020 9:53pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

It works well with the high shooting angle. Nicely done.

5 Aug 2020 11:35pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

you had a great vantage point. I have been on the Joliet, but I don't know whether I have ever boated on the Illinois.

6 Aug 2020 12:15am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Such a beautiful view. It sounds like a wonderful park and a nice place to spend time in the summer. It has quite an interesting history.

6 Aug 2020 1:40am

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Merci de nous en dire autant sur "l'histoire" de ce beau paysage tranquille désormais... mais à quel prix !

7 Aug 2020 1:33am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This image really does make me want to relax. I love to be by the water.

9 Aug 2020 6:52am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

relaxing was the first word that came to mind. terrific vantage point.

10 Aug 2020 9:37pm

Joëlle from France

On ressent le calme du moment sur cette photo, l'as tu prise sur la terre ferme ou à bord d'un bateau ?

26 Aug 2020 7:33am

@Joëlle: Cela a été photographié depuis la terre.