Soon, the snow will fade from the forest floor and the trees will wake from their winter slumber and begin to sprout new life. These are early spring sprouts from a couple of years ago. I photographed them in a wooded area late in the afternoon, when a combination of light and shadow created a wonderfully dramatic effect.
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During this session I may have taken a hundred photos and I’ll discard 99 of them. This one I kept for it’s unique look – created by shining a small flashlight on the back of the flower, giving it this luminous quality. A little post processing work and I created something I felt worthy of a post.
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You can’t get too much winter in the winter. ~ Robert Frost
Most of the folks I know would beg to differ with Mr. Frost. In Wisconsin, everyone I know is ready to send winter packing. Still, though the winter has been brutal this year, you can’t deny the beauty that bitter can produce.
This is another beautiful, winter sunrise over Lake Michigan. With snow on the ground and ice stretching from the shore, this view through the trees of the Kewaunee lighthouse is the perfect image to file away…as a cool reminder…when the dog days of summer are upon us.
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Distorted by the light-bending qualities of earth’s atmosphere, the full moon rising took on a redish-orange color and an unusual shape as it ascended above the Lake Michigan horizon, behind the Kewaunee, Wisconsin lighthouse and pier.
I would love to get more definition in the features of the moon, but at that low angle, the surface just seems like an undulating mass of mush.
I took several photos this evening. Check back to see more…soon, I hope.
After a long and, no doubt, exhausting night of work, It appeared as if this beautiful, full moon settled in among the trees for a short rest. Of course, only for a moment before it eventually moved on.
I was out in the very cold, very early morning yesterday to photograph the moon as it set. I took this photo, standing by my garage door, looking to the west across the road, beyond the farm field to a stand of trees some distance away.
Tough to get this shot without a lot of digital noise. This one didn’t turn out too bad. At least, good enough to share.
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The sun had risen by the time I snapped this image but was being blocked by a low bank of clouds over Lake Michigan. Still, it managed to break through and make it’s presence known behind the Kewaunee, Wisconsin lighthouse and pier.
The image seems kind of dark…but that’s because it was kind of dark…until the sun hit that open band.
This was a glorious Sunday morning on the shore of Lake Michigan at Kewaunee, Wisconsin. This is a pre-sunrise shot. The colors were so vivid, I actually had to pull back the saturation. Even so it still may seem a little over done.
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As you know, winter has been reluctant to release its grip on Northeast Wisconsin. This is a scene that reminds me of the battle between warmth and cold. The cold seems to be winning, preventing the sun from having its full effect. We’re all believing for the sun to triumph, the ice and snow to melt and warmer summer breezes to induce the gentle sound of waves on Lake Michigan’s shore.
This is a view of the Kewaunee, Wisconsin lighthouse shortly after sunrise…as seen from the snow and ice-covered beach. To view a larger, more detailed version, click on the photo.
The title not only referrers to ice and snow, but to the pinkish color of the lighthouse as well. Typically, the Algoma lighthouse (or pier light) is a vibrant red. However, an inferior paint, applied a few years ago, has faded to a chalky pink. Thankfully, I’ve heard a fresh coat of paint is planned later this year.
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