Nature offers plenty to keep keen observers occupied and avid photographers snap happy. While tromping though the Kewaunee Marshlands Walk yesterday I noticed this interesting display of nature.
This is some delicate vine that coiled itself around nearby grasses and, though dormant, is still maintaining its grip well into the middle of winter.
The www.cityofkewaunee.org website describes the Marshlands Walk: “This quiet and peaceful boardwalk winds its way through the heart of the Kewaunee River Marsh. Located just north of the Kewaunee Landing, this wooden boardwalk goes through an area of natural marshland vegetation revealing a wealth of different animal and plant species. One can bird watch, fish or just enjoy the scenic views at the end of the boardwalk while sitting on the deck benches looking out at the Kewaunee River.The walkway was constructed in 1993 in a cooperative effort between the City of Kewaunee and the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program”
To get a better view of the vine, click on the photo.
To view the B&W version, click HERE. When you do, it will open a new browser tab and you’ll be able to easily bounce back and forth between the two and formulate your own opinion.
I love creating panorama images. Sometimes, the only way to get a real feel for a landscape scene is to expand your view. I don’t post many, however, because the narrow format of a web page doesn’t really do them justice.
This is a view of the setting sun from my front yard in rural Kewaunee County, Wisconsin on January 18, 2013.
To include this much sky, I combined three separate photos together – known as “stitching” in the photography world.
I often encourage viewers to click on the image to see a larger version. This is one image where it really, really makes a difference. So, click the image and see this photo as wide as your screen will allow.
The eyes of this child are hypnotic. It’s hard for me to look away…all the while, wondering what she might be thinking.
This is a father and daughter – part of a family of five I was working with for a family portrait. He was carrying her as we walked to another setting in the outdoors.
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This portly bumble bee looks as though he’s heading off past the flowers, into infinity, intent on some important bee mission. No doubt, for his honey. (You’ve got to award style points for that perfect form.)
If you have a decent sized monitor, you can get a better view of Buzz by clicking on the photo.
This is my White Crowned Sparrow friend. I call him my friend because he seemed to like hanging around with me.
I was at the Algoma marina photographing the lighthouse and sunrise when I noticed something moving along the ground. It turned out to be this sparrow. I made note of him and went about my business, moving along the marina wall to get various shots. It seemed, no matter where I moved, this white crowned sparrow was never more than a few feet away; always skittering along the ground.
Needless to say, I turned my camera in his direction a few times that morning. I’ve been back to the marina many times since, but haven’t seen my friend or his like again. (You can view another photo of this bird posted previously HERE)
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Lots of gold-tone goodness in this one. The sun has just come up over a calm Lake Michigan, but is being obscured and filtered by clouds. This, of course, is the lighthouse that stands ever vigilant at the mouth of the Algoma, Wisconsin harbor.
The soft tone of the sky relaxes you, but the clouds add a bit of dramatic tension at the same time.
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A late-summer full moon rises over Lake Michigan, just behind the pier and lighthouse at the mouth of the Algoma, Wisconsin harbor.
I captured this image on September 30, 2012. I remember it was a late Sunday afternoon when the Green Bay Packers were playing the New Orleans Saints. It was a close game and I debated whether to miss it and hope for a good photo or just stay home and finish watching the game. I listened to it on the radio as I drove to Algoma, but I missed the end of the game because I was out near the beach taking photos.
When I got back to my van, I heard the Packers won 28 to 27. I hated to miss the game, but I’m glad I did. Full moon photos like this don’t come along every day.
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