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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November Sunrise in Port Washington

Sunrise, each and every one of them is special.  Add the element of water, clouds, fog and you have something extra special.  It’s been a while since I’ve taken sunrise photos on the breakwater in Port Washington, WI.  On this particular November morning, the air temperature was 16 degrees which, when it’s that cold, if the wind is low, a gentle fog rises from Lake Michigan’s warmer waters. Prints are available.  Please click here for sizes and pricing.

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USS Milwaukee Visits Port Washington WI

The USS Milwaukee visited just outside the Port Washington WI breakwater on a beautiful Sunday morning in mid-November 2015. The date was November 15, 2015 at 10am. Coal Dock Park was jam packed with people eager to get a few minute glimpse while she slowed down to salute just outside the harbor. While the USS Milwaukee passed by, a 21 gun salute rang out, followed by a magical rendition of Taps. From Port Washington, the USS Milwaukee headed on…

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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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Rebels Ground the Owls

The 6th grade Saukville Rebels beat the Slinger Owls 19-6 on an unusually warm end of October morning. The Rebels were in control from start to finish with Slinger scoring their lone touchdown in the last two minutes. The Rebels players were announced prior to kickoff having their names and numbers announced to an enthusiastic crowd. Hard to believe the season is over next week.

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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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Rebels and Cardinals Clash

It was a crisp October afternoon when the Saukville Rebels clashed with the Mequon Cardinals in a 6th grade football matchup. Big plays defined the afternoon which say the Rebels clinch the Conference Championship with a 46-26 victory.  

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2016 Calendars Featuring Port Washington

The popular calendars by James Meyer Photography featuring Port Washington WI are available.  The 2016 calendar is the best yet!     2016 Port Washington, James Meyer Photography calendars will be available in Port Washington WI for $19 at Blue Heron Artisians, Shoppes of Port and Sanfilippo’s Sentry. If you would like to order one online and have it mailed (shipped) direct to you or your gift recipient you may order securely via PayPal. Shipping charges are included and…

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Short Walk to Blue Bridge

On this morning the clouds were hanging low on Lake Michigan, creating what I like to call “drama”.  As a landscape photographer (primarily) I’m always on the lookout for contrast of lights and dark and thus my favorite times to shoot are dawn, dusk(ish). I say ish to dusk because running into blue hour and shooting during the period shortly after sunset is often times magical. This morning I stopped in the Port Washington marina. From the parking lot…

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