You can visit a seaside resort in the Midwest by going to Lake Michigan and the best place to experience it is Door County in Wisconsin. The Cana Island Lighthouse shown above is near Baileys Harbor on the Lake Michigan side of the Door County peninsula. The area is full of many of these historic lighthouses and wonderful seaside villages.
This is one of many waterfalls in Dogwood Canyon. Called the Glory Hole, it is a 2 mile walk from the entrance to the Nature Park. However, the walk is past many multi story and low waterfalls. Also, low water bridges make for an interesting walk.
Here is a small boathouse on Lake Tomahawk in Minocqua, Wisconsin. Lake Tomahawk is part of a chain of lakes in what is known as the Lakeland area. The lakes are connected by a series of channels that allow you to visit neighbors by boat or tie-up in Downtown Minocqua for some shopping. Click here to see my full set of boathouse photos.
This is one of my first photos using HDR. The photo was taken handheld on a walking trail along lake Kawaguesaga in Minocqua, Wisconsin. My wife and I regularly walk this trail with our Basset Hounds during the summers.
The boathouses along the lakes add to the scenic nature of the area. The photo was taken at 240mm @ f18.
With the many bluffs overlooking the Missisppi River, this one in South St. Louis County gave a beautiful vantage point to see this sunrise. The water here comes from as far away as Wyoming, Montana, Canada and Northern Wisconsin and is destined for New Orleans.
This is a three shot HDR photo processed in Lightroom and Photomatix.
It is that time again. Circus Flora is in St. Louis for the month of June. Be sure not to miss this show!
In this photo is Yo-Yo the narrator who introduces the acrobats, animals, clowns and other entertainers of the evening. For more photos see: https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Events/Circus-Flora/
This is a great opportunity for photographs but No Flash can be used! One minor distraction could be fatal! Be sure to use a fast lens (with a low f stop) and the ability to zoom from 50mm to 100mm. All seats are close to the actions so higher that 100mm is not really needed.
Hope to see you there!