But to You I have cried out, O LORD, and in the morning my prayer comes before You. ~ Psalm 88:13
The sun was rising over Lake Michigan on a Saturday morning in February, 2012. I was at the beach at Kewaunee, WI. The sunrise wasn’t quite what I was hoping for so I thought I would experiment with some different different camera settings. I also decided to move into the field of view for a couple of shots.
This is similar to another shot taken the same morning where I was standing, facing the sun. I posted it a couple of weeks ago – Future So Bright.
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This was not the image I was going for. I left home very early, hoping to catch a sunrise over Lake Michigan last Sunday morning. The sun was scheduled to rise at 6:07 am. I showed up at the beach around 5:55 am. As you can see, the sun didn’t keep it’s end of the bargain.
It only looks like a nighttime shot. This photo was actually taken shortly after “sunrise.” It is a view of the boardwalk that runs along Crescent Beach in Algoma, WI.
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It was a morning last February and I was on the beach at Kewaunee, WI hoping to catch a nice sunrise. I took several photos and then, for something different, I decided to step into the shot. A tripod and wireless remote for my camera makes this possible. It’s still not easy to get the placement right when you’re not behind the camera.
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My favorite quote about photography…
“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.” George Eastman
This was a photo where the star of the show is light. It’s a winter sunrise taken at the sparkling, snow-covered beach in Kewaunee, WI.
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The sun is just slipping above the horizon of Lake Michigan, providing a very mellow mood to this view of the lighthouse at Kewaunee, WI.
This is similar to another image I posted in mid December that I entitled Serenity Beach. They are very similar in composition, but differ greatly in tone. The difference is just a matter of minutes in time. It’s a great illustration of the rapidly changing mood of early morning light. (Click the link and compare them. Which do you like best?)
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Rough seas and a rising sun create a nice contrast in this image. Normally the early morning, beach-side view of Lake Michigan is calm and reflective of the sun as it emerges above the horizon. The morning of this shot, the tension of the rough, rolling waves quash the calm.
The structure near the horizon is the lighthouse at Kewaunee, WI.
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Of the seventy or so images you’ll find in my Flickr Photostream, this is the image that has been viewed and commented on the most.
This is a view of Lake Michigan at the the Algoma, WI beach on March 4, 2007. I was heading to the church early in the morning and stopped, as I often do, to snap a few pictures. It was at the tail-end of a snow storm and, though you can’t see it, snow was still blowing quite a bit. I remember it being miserable outside.
If you go to my Flickr Photostream, you can see this same image in B&W. (Click Here)
The panoramic view below – created by “stitching” several photos together – was captured the same morning.
On my way to church early this morning (March 6, 2001) I noticed the sun breaking through the clouds over Lake Michigan. I stopped at a wayside just south of Algoma, WI and took a few photos.
The wider view below was taken with a sweeping motion using the panorama setting on my camera – the Sony SLT-A55.
I have another image from this series that I’ll post soon.
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Winter – as presented by Algoma, WI on the morning of Sunday, February 27, 2001. As I often do, I stopped for a moment to snap a few pictures on my way to church that morning.
Algoma sits on the western shore of Lake Michigan. Beneath the snow, next to the lamppost, is a boardwalk that runs along Algoma’s Crescent Beach. In the distance you see Algoma’s harbor and famous Pier Light.
I can’t decide if I prefer this image in color or B&W (slight sepia tone) so I offer you both. Give each your consideration and and let me know which one your prefer in the comments below.
If you click on either of the images you’ll get a larger version where you can easily flip back and forth between the two.