A day! It has risen upon us from the great deep of eternity, girt round with wonder; emerging from the womb of darkness; a new creation of life and light spoken into being by the word of God.
~ E. H. CHAPIN, Living Words
The camera had a difficult time handling the full power of the morning sunrise at Kewaunee, WI. It was a blustery morning with strong winds and waves.
Normally, the blur created by seagulls flying in the upper left would bother me but, for some reason, I like them in this shot.
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Just lounging on the beach, he portrayed an irritating aloofness with his pronounced stubble and unkempt hair continually sculpted by the wind.
A good deal of my photographic endeavor is spent at the beach, watching and waiting for a sunrise. Sometimes the sunrise that shows up is less than spectacular. But, I’m there with my camera; I might as well take some pictures. That’s where images like this come from. I start looking around for something…anything…that might catch my eye. Most of what I shoot at those times would not be worth sharing. Yet, now and then, I frame up something interesting.
For those who look, there are odd items to be found on the beach. This cockle-burr seems to be wrapped in the down shed from some shorebird.
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I call this image Memorial Morning because it is one of several I took on Memorial Day, May 27, 2013.
It was a great morning for colorful skies. In this image the sun was above the lighthouse and filtered by thin clouds. It created a very interesting light. Taking the photo from shore gave me an opportunity to put some beach grass in the foreground – another point of interest.
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This interesting piece of glass caught my eye, being rolled around by gentle waves lapping the shore of Lake Michigan. Early morning light gives it a glowing, mystic quality.
This image was taken on the same morning as the previous post – Early Morning Meeting.
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This fireworks burst turned the water red. This was part of the 26th annual Shanty Days celebration in Algoma, Wisconsin – on the western shore of Lake Michigan.
The fireworks are launched from the pier and people line the shore to watch the fun. As you can see, I was positioned on the beach, at the waters edge. If you’re familiar with the area, you might recognize the Algoma lighthouse – it’s that little red dot on the far right of the photo, just above the water.
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