Cedarburg Storefronts

Cedarburg Toy Company Cedarburg Wisconsin

If you’re familiar with southeastern Wisconsin you’ve probably heard of Cedarburg, Wisconsin and it’s historic downtown.  Many of the 216 downtown buildings have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.  The number one attraction after the beautiful architecture would be shopping, with 70 specialty shops, boutiques and galleries. Spend an afternoon strolling the downtown area and you’ll be hooked. It’s simply beautiful, family friendly and quite nostalgic. Prints available or if you would like to purchase a…

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Sunrise In the Beginning

In the Beginning by James Meyer Photography

Sunrise, Halloween morning, October 31, 2016 in Port Washington, WI, more specifically, Veterans Memorial Park. I call this image, “In the Beginning” for several reasons.  Sunrise marks the beginning of a new day.  But this particular location also boasts a outlet of some type of water pipe which dispatches rain water into the lake.  I’m not really sure about the details but it makes a great location to make images of Lake Michigan, the Port Washington lighthouse. Images Available

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Fish Day Morning – 2016

Fish Day morning sunrise by James Meyer Photography

The 2016 edition of Port Washington’s Fish Day began with a magnificent sunrise which filled and already busy marina with a warm golden glow.  Visitors from near and far flock to what is billed as the Worlds Largest One Day Outdoor Fish Fry.  The very first Fish Day, August 21, 1965 featured deep-fried fish and chips, beer and soda which is pretty much the menu for the current version of Fish Day. Enjoy the view from the marina Download…

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Property Photographer

Port Washington WI victorian dining room by James Meyer Photography

When I photograph a home, I merge several shots into one final image. This is known as HDR. For each view I always shoot 5 images, 1-stop apart with OCF (Off Camera Flash) when a window is present, 3, 1-stop apart when a window is not. I shoot 5 when a window is present to get the right exposure for the outdoors. I don’t want an over saturated dark outdoors, nor do I want an overexposed, too bright outdoors….

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Strawberry Moon

Full moon arives June 20, 2016 featuring the iconic Port Washington WI lighthouse

The 2016 June full moon, also knows as the Strawberry Moon occurred on June 20th which was also the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Moon rise was 8:37pm with sunset occurring right about the same time, at 8:36pm I choose to photograph the moonrise from the familiar surroundings of the Port Washington Marina.  Based upon the relative location of the moonrise and it’s proximity to the iconic art deco lighthouse, I knew I could get both…

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Pirate Fest in Port Washington 2016

Pirate Fest returned to Port Washington after a several year absence.  Held June 3-5, 2016 the event featured pirate reenactments, knife and axe throwing, musket shooting, and of course, food and drink.  For the kids, there was a bouncy house.  Vendors lined several sections of the marina with a wide selection of eclectic goodies to browse and buy. The picturesque Port Washington Marina provided the perfect backdrop for the festival.  For those wanting to get off land, the tall…

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Quiet Night in Coal Dock Park

Coal Dock Park Night Photography Shoot It was a warm(ish) early February night, one that cannot be spent inside doing nothing, so out I went outside looking to take some photos. I headed to Coal Dock Park, in my hometown Port Washington. The wind was calm. The waves were gently rolling,  Geese were honking and the occasional fish slapped the calm surface of Lake Michigan.  Coal Dock Park is a relatively new park which projects from the shoreline into…

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