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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Rushing to Sunrise

Milwaukee sunrise by James Meyer Photography

Sunrise in downtown Milwaukee, WI This was supposed to be a relaxing start to the weekend.  That was the plan.  Unfortunately, I got a late start and a late start to photograph the sunrise equals failure in many cases.  Driving south down I-43 towards downtown Milwaukee I kept looking to my left, east towards the lake and the rising sun.  With each passing moment the sky got a little brighter.  I had checked my The Photographer’s Ephemeris (TPE) app…

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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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Morning Magic

Magical morning in the Port Washington Marina

Sunrise. Magical. Lasting only a short while each cloudless day, if we’re lucky we are able to soak in the magic of the days beginning. I find myself having the good fortune of living just moments away from the waters edge in Port Washington, WI., where, we have the perfect combination for fantastic sunrises.  We have the sun.  We have clean air.  We have a large body of water.  We have a quaint marina.  The sum of these individual…

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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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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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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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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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