On my way to work, one morning, I stopped along the highway to photograph a patch of bushes that were turning bright fall colors. I’d been noticing them for days and finally took the time to stop, to catch the early morning light.
I took plenty of photos and then noticed the reflection from the water in the ditch that runs along the road. I thought the color combination was very appealing.
I originally titled this image, “Fall in a Ditch,” but as you can see, I thought better of it.
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I know, I know…there’s no shortage of sunrise/sunset photos…or lighthouse photos…or both together (particularly in my collection). And I know there are those who think, after you’ve seen the first dozen or so, they get a bit boring. Not to me! That’s why the sunrise/lighthouse combination is one of my favorite and most sought after photos.
To me, every sunrise is different, every cloud formation is unique. Every one of them has their own mark of beauty and my personal challenge is to capture that beauty to share with others…or just remind myself of the wonder of that particular morning.
On this particular morning, the lower edges of the clouds were highlighted in amazing color as the sun prepared to rise over Lake Michigan and the Kewaunee, Wisconsin lighthouse. The beauty, as you see it here, lasted only a few minutes. I was happy to grab it and offer it to you.
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This white crowned sparrow was an unexpected surprise.
While taking photos of a sunrise at the marina in Algoma, Wisconsin, I noticed some movement on the ground. Each time I would change position, this little bird would flit along the ground…but never far.
Eventually, I turned the camera his way. He seemed cooperative, allowing me to move within 10 feet for shots like this.
I’ve taken a lot of photos of the Algoma lighthouse over the years, but never one from this angle. With the tree to the left and the grass in front, it looks like an altogether different place.
The Algoma, Wisconsin harbor is before the lighthouse, the sun rising above Lake Michigan is behind the lighthouse and the tree on the left is one that lines the parking lot of the youth club.
The telephoto lens I used makes them all seem much closer to each other.
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I’m always taking photos of bugs – and bees are some of my favorites. I usually catch bees busy about their business, working on flowers. It’s rare when I can capture one in flight, and even rarer to catch them in focus. This was one of those rare moments.
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On a hike through the woods, my eyes were drawn to this scene. Sunlight streaming through the trees illuminated a patch of moss growing on a decaying log.
What caught my eye was the little, bright red, hair-like plants growing from the green moss bed. The way the light hit it, it reminded me of little flames.
I wish you could have been there because I don’t think the photo does it justice. If you like to view a larger version (maybe that would help), just click on the photo.
Hats off to the designer of this man-made waterfall area of the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The multiple streams of cascading water makes a beautiful scene.
If you look closely, you’ll notice a few ducks preening themselves on the shelf on the right-hand side of the photo.
This photo was taken using a tripod and a longer than normal exposure to give the cascading water that soft look.
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