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Power Plant in Wisconsin

Winter Beach in Port Washington Wisconsin by James Meyer Photography It finally warmed up, in a manner of speaking, to a delightful 20 degrees.  After many days of temperatures in the single digits and wind chills well below zero, 20 degrees with no wind felt almost balmy, almost.  What do you do in warm weather?  That’s right, head to the beach. This morning at South Beach in Port Washington, Wisconsin, the lake was absolutely still.  Spooky still.  No waves,…

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Sunrise at Negative Six

Sunrise January 18 2016 by James Meyer Photography

Wow!  Arctic Steam Fog! That about sums up the sunrise on the Port Washington, WI. breakwater this morning.  The cold, arctic air pushed the temperatures well below zero.  At those temperatures the “steam fog” rising from the lake is really thick.  As easy as it might be to enjoy from the comfort of a warm vehicle, nothing, in my opinion, compares to the experience of being “out there in the elements”. The breakwater is composed of several segments.  The…

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On The Edge

On The Edge by James Meyer Photography in Port Washington

“On the Edge” North Beach, Port Washington, WI., January 15, 2016 I call this shoot “On the Edge” as I was literally on the edge of Lake Michigan for all these shots.  At one point when some higher waves reached up and grabbed me.  On the Edge also refers the natural elements of these images.  The sea and land meet.  Temperatures rise and dive, dancing above and below the freezing mark. Shop Prints

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Port Washington West Slip

The West Slip in Port Washington WI is one of my favorite places to shoot a sunrise. I like using the framing of the buildings in the composition of the shot. Fortunately, the buildings also provide a good wind break which is handy on chilly mornings.  This particular morning it was about 17 degrees at sunrise but the sunrise was just too beautiful and I had to venture out and catch it. Shop my gallery!

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Birthplace of Flag Day

Stony Hill School in Waubeka Wisconsin is the birthplace of Flag Day.  Bernard J Cigrand, a then 19-year-old teacher at the school began specifically honoring the flag at the school on June 14, 1885.  In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed June 14th as Flag Day.  Today the school is a museum and site of annual Flag Day celebrations.  The last class was held in the school the same year.  The building stood empty until 1952 when restoration was finalized.

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Sunrise in Rotary Park

The challenge I gave myself this morning was to photograph a beautiful sunrise and presenting it in as many different ways I could.  I shot from various locations in Rotary Park to capture different elements and composition. I hope you like the following images from Rotary Park in Port Washington, WI.  

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Benches on the Bluff

My hometown Port Washington, WI has a huge bluff that towers high above the beaches that hug Lake Michigan 50 or more feet below.  This area on top of the bluff is called Upper Lake Park.  Along the bluff are several groupings of benches and picnic tables.  Some groupings include one bench, some two, some a bench and a table, or two benches and a table.  Many have a dedication plaque.  It’s easy to imagine those of the past…

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