Week 8 Challenge: Leading Lines

I’ve been trying very hard to actually get out and shoot some photos during the golden hour.  A couple of weekends ago, I did just that by visiting Voyageur Park in De Pere an hour or so before sunset.  Voyageur Park has many opportunities for great photography.  There’s a river.  There’s running trails.  Oh and there’s a cool bridge too.   There are also docks to fish off of and a real cool observation area where you can watch the locks, dam, and pelicans.  You just need to go there to check it out.

With that said, here’s the photo I settled on for this challenge.  It has leading lines that take you right to a beautiful sunset.   Check it out and let me know what you think.

Week 8

I posted this with my goal of completing the Dogwood Photography 52 Week Challenge.   If you go back through other posts, you’ll see my prior selections.

Hike at Fonferek Glen Falls

I took the day off and putzed around taking photos again today.  I didn’t plan on it.  The goal was to get some yard work done while the dog was at daycare.  Well, I changed my mind while I was driving home.  A few turns and 10 minutes later found me at Fonferek’s Glen County Park.

It’s not a secret spot by any means.  Nor is it busy this time of year while the kids are in  school.  It offers a waterfall, a rocky stream, and plenty of shit to climb.  It probably is too dangerous to go photograph alone.  Oh well.  I guess I’m a bad boy.

I hiked anywhere I could with a camera bag over my shoulder and a tripod in my hands.  That made it a bit difficult, but I still managed to get some shots.  The light wasn’t super beautiful or anything.  But hey, maybe I get bonus points for getting my feet wet and my pants muddy.

Here’s a blah one, but it still at least captures the moving water:


Here’s some pretty water and greenery.   Is greenery a word?


And finally here’s one with 3 exposures bracketed into an HDR.   I think it’s pretty spiffy.  As you can see, I was all around that waterfall today.   I almost took a fall crossing the stream.  Oops.  Oh well, I still got a damn good shot out of it.


4th of July 2017

This weekend, I took a little trip to Forest County, Wisconsin.  We stayed at a beautiful little cabin at the Camp 20 Cabins property.  It’s a wonderful place to stay and I’d suggest it to anyone looking for a quiet getaway.  I snapped dozens of photos and thought I’d share a few with you.

Here are some shots of stunning Lake Lucerne in Crandon, WI.   The sun was starting to set and it was flat-out beautiful.


Oh and we saw the most American thing ever…. a bald eagle!


Houdini Loves Snow…and His Frisbee

Today in Green Bay, we got a tad more snow.  That reminded me that I never shared this collection of Houdini photos I shot several weeks ago.   He loves running around out in the country.  There’s snow.  There’s squirrels.  The best part for him is that he gets to run free without a leash.   Here are my favorites from that afternoon:




Green Bay Botanical Gardens (7/19/16)

The Green Bay Botanical Gardens center is the home of thousands upon thousands of beautiful flowers.  It is also the home of a dozen or so Poke-Stops.  They are well aware of their allure to the craze known as Pokemon Go, so they opted to drop some Pokemon lures for several hours on the afternoon of July 19.   I decided that was too good of an offer since my NWTC student ID grants me free admission.  I gathered some Pokemon items, caught a few new creatures, and snapped some photos with my camera.  Here they are…