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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Atwater Park Morning

Spillover-II-by-Juame-Plensa photographed by James Meyer

Atwater Park in Shorewood Wisconsin featuring Spillover II by Jaume Plensa Atwater Park, located in Shorewood Wisconsin is a great public park located at the intersection of Lake Drive and Capital Drive.  A family friendly 5-acre park, Atwater Park offers fantastic views of Lake Michigan from several levels.  The upper section of the park includes the sculpture Spillover II by Jaume Plensa. Family friendly features include stairs and a wide pathway to Lake Michigan as well as play areas…

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Huge Waves on Lake Michigan

Huge waves on Lake Michigan by James Meyer

Huge waves on Lake Michigan were pounding the breakwater in Port Washington WI. On a late February day a blizzard hit the eastern side of Lake Michigan bringing snow to Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.  Wisconsin was on the northern and westerly edge of the blizzard and escaped the snow.  Winds were very strong out of the northeast gusting into the 45-50pmg range for much of the day. These winds whipped Lake Michigan into a frothing frenzy, which crashed…

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MPTV Great TV Auction Featured Artist Interview

Inverview with Tiffany Pua of MPTV and James Meyer

What a great experience!  The MPTV Great TV Auction crew interviewed me at the Port Exploreum interactive museum in Port Washington WI on Friday, February 19, 2016. I’ve never done anything like this. Well, I did an interview with a local TV reporter a few years ago so I guess that’s somewhat the same but that was really an impromptu thing in which the Mayor called me up and asked if I could meet a Milwaukee TV News reporter…

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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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South Beach Black and White

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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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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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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Hank Aaron State Trail Downtown Milwaukee

Pier Light and lighthouse in Milwaukee WI harbor

The Hank Aaron State Trail is a popular and fantastic public walkway that follows the downtown Milwaukee lakefront, near the Henry W Maier Festival Park west past Miller Park. In fact, you can see many important Milwaukee landmarks along it’s 12-mile route. I “discovered” the trail section along the Milwaukee lakefront on New Years Day, 2016.  I actually felt quite foolish when seeing how simple the access was and how magnificent the views right along the lakefront.  Having lived…

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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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