The moon has been beautiful the last few days. I was finally able to capture a shot about 6:30 this morning as it was slowly slipping behind the trees. I was set up on my driveway, shooting across the farm field west of our home.
The moon was so bright, you can see where it melted the snow. (Of course, I’m just kidding.)
I was using my 300mm lens and had my Sony SLT-A55 on a tripod.
Went down to the lake Saturday morning and was not at all disappointed about forgetting my swim fins and water wings. This is a photo of the Algoma, WI harbor. If I would have used my zoom lens, you’d be able to see even the geese had goose bumps. This photo was taken just before 8 AM.
A night view of the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse – on the western shore of Lake Michigan.
A couple of weeks ago, I took a night photo of this same scene I entitled Kewaunee Night-House. There wasn’t much to see, because the lighthouse light overpowered the image. (Click the thumbnail for to view the original post.)
I decided to try again. This time, in order to brighten the house and balance the bright light, I shined a 2,000,000 candle power spotlight on the lighthouse for about 10 seconds of a 30-second exposure.
This photo was taken from the parking lot of Kewaunee’s beach. I used a 300mm lens on my Sony SLT-A55 stabilized on a tripod inside the open side door of my Dodge Caravan.
I like this image better, but still feel there’s more work to do.
Here are a few images of the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse. It sits at the end of a long pier, extending out into Lake Michigan.
These were taken late in the afternoon of January 22, 2011 as the sun was dropping behind the hills and and shadows were moving along the pier.
(Clicking on any of the images will open a larger version.)
Last Saturday I stopped at Crescent Beach in Algoma, WI and snapped this image. Beyond the fence and out of view is the open water of Lake Michigan.
I took several shots – with the sun shining brightly and with the sun behind the clouds. I preferred the bright sun (as seen here) to emphasize the contrast of the shadows on the snow.
After downloading to my computer, I added the sepia tone in Photoshop.