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Sunrise on the Lake

Sunrises and sunsets in the Northwoods are usually spectacular because of the angle of the sun. At higher latitudes, the sun rises and sets at more of an angle causing the rises and sets to last longer. The many lakes Up North add to this beauty.

Morning on the Lake

As things wind down on the northern lakes of Wisconsin, the fishermen still keep their boats in the water hoping for another opportunity to catch a Musky or Walleye. The Northwoods offers stunning sunrises and sunsets at this time and cool days at this time of year. This photo was taken before sunrise on Lake […]

Sunrise on North Bay

North Bay is a small, shallow body of water on the the northern tip of Door County, Wisconsin. The shallow water provides scenic texture to the beautiful scene looking out over Lake Michigan. This is a great area to watch sunrises and for kayaking.

Lion Gates

On either side of Delmar Blvd., just west of the commercial district called the Loop, stand the gatekeepers to University City. Perched on their 40-foot limestone pylons, two massive feline figures keep watch high above the heads of pedestrians and motorists. Presently engulfed by mature trees that partly obscure the viewer’s line of vision, these […]

Delmar Loop

University City City Hall and the west end of the popular Delmar Loop. The Delmar Loop is a buzzing entertainment and dining hub with an eclectic mix of noodle bars, BBQ restaurants, Korean and Mexican eateries, cocktail lounges and pubs lining Delmar Boulevard. Well-known locals with stars on the St. Louis Walk of Fame include […]

Mississippi River Sunrise

One of the best places to observe spectacular sunrises is at the White House Retreat in South St. Louis County. This is on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River valley and early morning risers are rarely disappointed.

Nathan Frank Bandstand

One historic structure in St. Louis’ Forest Park is the Nathan Frank Bandstand. The original bandstand on this site was built around the time Forest Park opened in 1876. Constructed of wood, it was renovated for the 1904 World’s Fair and was one of the Fair’s most photographed structures. Concerts held there were popular attractions and […]

Golden Hour on Lake Michigan

Sunrise on North Bay near Baileys Harbor in Door County, Wisconsin. This view always has spectacular colors but you have to get up early to see them. However, watching the full moon come over the horizon happens in early evening, a much better time.

Subtle tones

I really liked the soft tones of some photos I have seen and I have been looking for ways to accomplish the effect. What I found was that you really have to take these photos during the “Golden Hour.” That is, take your photos about 10 minutes before sunrise/sunset to 10 minutes after. The light […]

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The previous photo was sunset from this deck. This is sunrise from Villa 21 at Chaumette winery. I used a 10mm lens to get the converging lines from the deck and the horizon with the sunrise. Staying in this Vialla, at 7:00 am, I stepped out onto the deck with camera and tripod. Took the […]

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