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Ha Ha Tonka Ruins

Lightroom just came out with a new HDR, Panorama merge feature so I though I would test it out. This a photo taken several years ago and thought it would be perfect for a test of this feature. The photo is in two sections, left and right. Each section is 5 shots taken at 5 […]

Overlook

View from St, Charles County overlooking St. Louis County in Missouri. This is a HDR image that is commonly made by taking three photos of the same scene, each at different shutter speeds. The result is a bright, medium, and dark photo, based on the amount of light that got through the lens. A software process then combines […]

Stormy Morning

A fall morning on Lake Michigan. This is an area near Cave Point County Park in Door County. The changing weather in the fall can make for dramatic photos. This photo was processed by Aurora HDR which allows for the various tones and colors to come through.

Thirsty Whale on the lake

The Thirsty Whale is a lakeside bar & grill on Lake Minocqua in Wisconsin. Arrive by boat, car or on foot for a good burger and beer. This is an old commercial boathouse on the lake and is an interesting place to visit. I remember it from 50’s and 60’s as an old boat livery […]

The Beacons’ Boathouse

Northern Wisconsin and Minocqua, Wisconsin in particular is the land of boathouses. This boathouse, on the main part of Lake Minocqua, used to be part of a private estate and later became part of a resort called The Beacons. This and many of the Minocqua boathouses can be viewed from roads and trails around the […]

Fading of the Golden Hour

Last rays of sunshine transition from a colorful sunset to the blue sky of dusk. North Bay in Wisconsin shelters the waters of Lake Michigan so you have a slow rolling surf able to reflect the colorful sky. A special time to take photographs is during the “golden hour,” 30 minutes before and after sunset. […]

Top Deck

Top Deck Restaurant on the grounds of Gordon Lodge. When in Door County, Wisconsin, this should be a #1 spot for dinner. For being on the east side of the peninsula, it has wonderful view of the sunset. The evening we had dinner there, there was a continuous orange glow on the horizon.  This is […]

Chaumette

Missouri has a long history of being a first class wine producing state. The St. Louis area has many great wineries near-by and this is one of my favorite. Chaumette Vinyards and Winery is located in scenic Ste. Genevieve county and features great wine, dining and “chalets” for overnight stays. This is the main building […]

Spring Time in the Japanese Garden

Dedicated in 1977, the 14-acre Japanese Garden, one of the largest in North America, represents an evolution of centuries of tradition and a multiplicity of distinctly Japanese cultural influences. There are lots of photo opportunities in this area including several bridges, a dock, overlooks and, of course, the plants.

International World War I Memorial

This is the opposite view of the previous photo. The memorial faces Kansas City’s Union Station and is on a steep hill so as you  walk towards the memorial you can turn around for a spectacular view of the KC skyline. This is a hand held, three shot photo taken while walking up the hill. […]

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