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Category Archives: Wisconsin Great Lakes Photo Contest

This photo of interstate falls appears in the 2017-2018 Wisconsin’s Great Lakes Calendar.

I was happy to see that I had a couple of photos included in the current Calendar but was appalled to see that one of them was close to a photo of our Idiot governor.

The firs photo was taken at Amnicon Falls State Park under ideal water conditions. Unfortunately it was a sunny day which makes waterfall photography difficult. Fortunately I had just purchased a variable neutral density filter which allowed me to photograph the falls at a slower speed even under sunny conditions.

Now and Then Falls Amnicon Falls State Park

Now and Then Falls Amnicon Falls State Park

The photo of the Coast Guard Cutter Alder was taken during the bitter winter of 2013-14. We were returning from our final visit of the season to the Apostle Islands Ice Caves when we notice on our Marine Tracker that the Alder was out in Lake Superior. This was the first ice breaking trip of the year for the Alder through the Wisconsin Point Entry.  Little did they know that it would be a very long time before ice breaking ended for the season. We tracked the Alder as it sailed out into the lake so we drove out to Wisconsin Point to see if we could photograph it when it returned to the harbor. We waited for quite a while but it didn’t return so we started back to Duluth. Just as we were leaving Wisconsin Point I made a final check of the Marine Tracker and noticed that it was on its way back into the harbor so we turned around and were lucky to get this photo.

Coast Guard Cutter Alder

Coast Guard Cutter Alder

Several of my photos can be found in the 2014 Wisconsin’s Great Lakes calendar published by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The first photo shows dragon boat racers at the Superior Dragon Boat Festival. The Fairlawn Mansion is in the background. It was the family home of mining and lumber baron Martin Pattison. More photos from the Dragon Boat Festival can be found on my website

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The second photo shows the Heritage Marine Tugg Nels J clearing the way for the Baie Cameau to leave Duluth/Superior Harbor in late January. The Port of Superior is in the background.

Nels J

Nels J

 

 

 

I have two photos appearing in the 2013-2014 Wisconsin’s Great Lakes Calendar. This first photo shows a sled dog team at the start of the Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race. This is one of my favorite sled dog races because you can get so close to the race, it has a large number of teams and it is an out and back race so you can see the teams start and return later in the day to see the teams return. More photos from the Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race can be found on my website.

Off and Racing

Off and Racing

This photo is of one of the retired fishing vessels displayed near the harbor in Cornucopia, Wisconsin. More photos of the retired boats of Cornucopia can be found on my website.

Fishing Boat

Fishing Boat

Covered Horton Bridge

These two photos were published in this years version of the Wisconsin’s Great Lakes Calendar. The first photo is Covered Horton Bridge at Amnicon Falls State Park. The second photos is a of a father and son fishing at Wisconsin Point Lighthouse.

Wisconsin Point Lighthouse

More information and a pdf file of this year’s calendar can be found by clicking here.

I have three photographs appearing in the Wisconsin’s Great Lakes 2010-2011 Calendar. The photo for August shows two kayakers entering one of the Apostle Islands Sea Caves. The second is the Apostle Islands Ice Caves in the winter and the third is Wisconsin point lighthouse.

Sea Caves

Ice Caves

Wisconsin Point Lighthouse

Sea Caves

I just received word that one of my photos entered in the Wisconsin Great Lakes Photo Contest was awarded second place in the People Enjoying Wisconsin’s Great Lakes category. The photo is of two kayakers entering the Apostle Islands Sea Caves.