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Apr. 4

2011


A Wisconsin Winter

Winter in Wisconsin is many things. Cold, harsh, white, long. Wisconsin photographers see a little more in a Wisconsin winter. Photographers see beauty in the season. Snow and ice present challenges to a photographer but the reward can be a unique take on a common subject or dramatic beauty in the finer details of winter. Capture Wisconsin photographers have captured winter in an amazing light. Settle in with a hot cup of coffee (or tea) and enjoy Bringing in the Year through the eyes of Wisconsin photographers as hand-picked by our editors.

The Shed In Winter by Jane Hirst

The Shed In Winter

The Shed In Winter

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Photographer
Jane Hirst
Category
Landscapes
Place
Cedarburg, WI
Camera
Nikon D50

Lovely pastel colors. Great job with exposure. Horizon visible through window is a wonderful detail that really makes the image come alive. See comment

Gregory Molzahn
on The Shed In Winter (above)
Cold Flow by Josh Dobbs

Cold Flow

This shot was taken at Redstone Lake. I was on my way back from a winter hiking trip and thought I'd stop and see if it would make for a nice photo opportunity. I was all alone shooting this fast moving waterfall and enjoyed every minute.

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Photographer
Josh Dobbs
Category
Landscapes
Place
La Valle, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii
Snow Trees by Terry Mayer

Snow Trees

Rows of trees with newly fallen snow from the night before on a wintery morning

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Photographer
Terry Mayer
Category
Weather
Place
Sharon, WI
Camera
Nikon D2 Hs
Hyde's Mill by CJ Schmit

Hyde's Mill

Hyde's Mill in Hyde, WI mid-morning in January 2011

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Photographer
CJ Schmit
Category
Landscapes
Place
Hyde, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii

There are a lot of photos of Hyde's Mill, but this wintery take on it is spectacular!

Editor
on Hyde's Mill (above)
Sunny Days by Robert Stebler

Sunny Days

Finally made it out for a few minutes before the sunrise to take some pics. It was pretty beautiful out....and a little cold. Nikon D5000 Lens: 1970s Nikkor-P 105mm f/2.5 Post Processing done in Lightroom 3/Photoshop CS5

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Photographer
Robert Stebler
Category
Recreation
Place
Madison, WI
Camera
Nikon D5000

My compliments. Well composed. Tells a great story. See comment

Wayne Reckard
on Sunny Days (above)
Heading South by Anton Wirtz

Heading South

Geese leaving Horicon Marsh for their journey south.

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Photographer
Anton Wirtz
Category
Wildlife
Place
Horicon, WI
Camera
unknown
Snow Bunny by Robert Stebler

Snow Bunny

Walking through Milwaukee's Third Ward the day after Christmas and is was snowing pretty good. We spent most of the time wondering around in the alley ways looking for interesting things to shoot. I had a few other better composed shots but I was having trouble focusing through the snow so they came out blurry.

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Photographer
Robert Stebler
Category
Portraits
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Nikon D5000
A Tree in Winter by Jacqueline Mroczkowski

A Tree in Winter

lone tree on Beulah Road

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Photographer
Jacqueline Mroczkowski
Category
Landscapes
Place
Mukwonago, WI
Camera
Nikon D60
A Waking Dream by Phil Koch

A Waking Dream

At this moment I said thank you and waited for the day to begin.

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Photographer
Phil Koch
Category
Landscapes
Place
Racine, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 7 D
Farm Land by Robert Stebler

Farm Land

More pics from the side roads I took to Lake Geneva. Just playing with lightroom and photoshop to try and give it an old school look. I also layered an hdr version to bring out cloud detail. Nikon D5000 Lens: AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm Post Processing done in Photoshop CS4 ...

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Photographer
Robert Stebler
Category
Landscapes
Place
Madison, WI
Camera
Nikon D5000
Foggy Morning by Scott Lynch

Foggy Morning

Quiet morning north of Cross Plains, WI. Thank you to the Editors for choosing my photo as the Editor's Choice Award!!

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Photographer
Scott Lynch
Category
Landscapes
Place
Cross Plains, WI
Camera
Pentax K200 D
Frosty by Samantha Tran

Frosty

"Winter came down to our home one night Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow, And we, we were children once again." ~Bill Morgan, Jr. This is my dad! :) He had just finished snow blowing the driveway up in West Bend, WI on a COLD winter morning last December. I live in Texas, and watched from the window until I came outside to snap this photo of him.

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Photographer
Samantha Tran
Category
Portraits
Place
West Bend, WI
Camera
Dslr A700

Love!!

Very evocative, beautifully composed photo. See comment

Rachael Bills
on Frosty (above)
Ice puzzle by Brian Behling

Ice puzzle

Ice in the Milwaukee harbor

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Photographer
Brian Behling
Category
Weather
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii
Third Ward by Robert Stebler

Third Ward

Day after Christmas went for a walk through Milwaukee's Third Ward.

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Photographer
Robert Stebler
Category
Cityscapes
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Nikon D5000
Untitled by Alex DeMets

Untitled

Frost covered trees.

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Photographer
Alex DeMets
Category
Landscapes
Place
Springdale, WI
Camera
Fine Pix Hs10 Hs11
Team Effort by Wayne Rundell

Team Effort

A determined pair of sled dogs lead their team off the start line at the 2011 Apostle Island Sled Dog Race

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Photographer
Wayne Rundell
Category
Sports
Place
Bayfield, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 7 D

Showcased Photographer

Splash! by Bob Israel

Bob IsraelBob Israel

  • 90 photos
  • 48 votes
  • 157 followers

When picking a photographer to showcase for A Wisconsin Winter, we didn't have to look hard to find Bob Israel. His winter photography is some of the best you'll ever see. It's no wonder he's one of Capture Wisconsin's most followed photographers. One peek at his profile and you'll surely follow him as well.

Bob has been a Capture Wisconsin member since December 20th and has contributed more than 60 photos for all of us to enjoy. Thanks, Bob. Keep up the great work!

Bob Israel's Profile

  • Fire and Ice by Bob Israel
  • Another North Point Sunrise by Bob Israel
  • Foggy North Point Lighthouse by Bob Israel
  • The Jaws of Winter by Bob Israel
  • Milwaukee River by Bob Israel
  • Back again . . . by Bob Israel
  • First Light by Bob Israel
  • Through the Trees by Bob Israel
Untitled by Ashley Hakes

Untitled

Published/Showcased.

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Photographer
Ashley Hakes
Category
Sports
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel Xs
V by Josh Eral

V

We had quite a morning yesterday in Milwaukee's harbor.

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Photographer
Josh Eral
Category
Landscapes
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Nikon D90
Hot Dog Hut by Robert Stebler

Hot Dog Hut

Found this hot dog stand sitting out on frozen Lake Monona. Amazing!

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Photographer
Robert Stebler
Category
Landscapes
Place
Madison, WI
Camera
Nikon D5000
Standing Apart by Terry McNeill

Standing Apart

Trees with hoarfrost .

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Photographer
Terry McNeill
Category
Landscapes
Place
Dodgeville, WI
Camera
Nikon D80
Icy steps and lighthouse by Andrew Loescher

Icy steps and lighthouse

Very cool ice formations...I was out there for 2 hours.

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Photographer
Andrew Loescher
Category
Landmarks
Place
Port Washington, WI
Camera
E 620
Rippled Sky by Josh Eral

Rippled Sky

Don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to Spring you just don't get this look when things warm up. You also don't get to wear moon boots.

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Photographer
Josh Eral
Category
Transportation
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Nikon D90
Fenced in Light by Phil Koch

Fenced in Light

Moments later the sun lifts into the sky to embrace the horizon and everything that belongs to it.

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Photographer
Phil Koch
Category
Landscapes
Place
Mequon, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 7 D
Snow Baby by Nicholas Olejniczak

Snow Baby

First snowfall.

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Photographer
Nicholas Olejniczak
Category
Friends & Family
Place
Madison, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 50 D
Thunder Lake Fog by Jim Klosiewski

Thunder Lake Fog

It was a very foggy October morning when I took this shot. The far shoreline was completely lost in the fog.

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Photographer
Jim Klosiewski
Category
Landscapes
Place
Rhinelander, WI
Camera
E 520
Distant Horizon by Phil Koch

Distant Horizon

Here we wait.

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Photographer
Phil Koch
Category
Weather
Place
Racine, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 7 D
Untitled by Karl Gustavson

Untitled

Ice Fishing in Fog

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Photographer
Karl Gustavson
Category
Recreation
Place
Park Falls, WI
Camera
Canon Power Shot A610

Such isolation. This feels like a long, cold winter.

Editor
on Untitled (above)
Harbor Light by Phil Koch

Harbor Light

Light to lead the way.

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Photographer
Phil Koch
Category
Landscapes
Place
Racine, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 7 D
Land's End by Josh Eral

Land's End

A much different look in the evening compared to the sunrises I've captured from here.

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Photographer
Josh Eral
Category
Landscapes
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Nikon D90
Lake Monona by Nicholas Olejniczak

Lake Monona

From Law Park.

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Photographer
Nicholas Olejniczak
Category
Weather
Place
Madison, WI
Camera
unknown
"After the Blizzard I" by Paul Hundley

"After the Blizzard I"

Still life study of a snow drift just off of Lake Shore Road and Highway 60 in Grafton. February, 2011

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Photographer
Paul Hundley
Category
Abstract
Place
Grafton, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii
Snow Cow by Terry Mayer

Snow Cow

Snowy morning on the farm

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Photographer
Terry Mayer
Category
Farm Animals
Place
East Troy, WI
Camera
Nikon D2 Hs

This is a neat capture! I like the bw! See comment

Cindy Christiansen
on Snow Cow (above)
Nobody Home - B&W by CJ Schmit

Nobody Home - B&W

An abandoned farm house in Richmond, WI

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Photographer
CJ Schmit
Category
Landscapes
Place
Richmond, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii
Cheezer by Bud Whillock

Cheezer

A young fellow does a little sled-shredding for the camera.

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Photographer
Bud Whillock
Category
Recreation
Place
Centerville, WI
Camera
Nikon D200
Cold Winter Morning by Brian Wolf

Cold Winter Morning

As the sun broke the horizon it turned the water a golden color as well as coloring the sky. A few days later things warmed up and our ice formations melted.

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Photographer
Brian Wolf
Category
Landscapes
Place
Kenosha, WI
Camera
Nikon D300
Lightning Rod by Emily Hild

Lightning Rod

Loved the late evening clouds hovering over this forgotten abode. Note to editors: High Res photo can be supplied if needed.

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Photographer
Emily Hild
Category
Architecture
Place
Amherst, WI
Camera
unknown
Winters Thaw by Eric Poggemann

Winters Thaw

Beauty can be found in some of the most unlikely places... erosion from a winters thaw.

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Photographer
Eric Poggemann
Category
Landscapes
Place
Belgium, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii
Snowkiting by Robert Stebler

Snowkiting

Madison kiteboarding group finally getting some descent wind at Tenney Park on Lake Mendota. Nikon D5000 Lens: AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm Post Processing done in Photoshop CS4

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Photographer
Robert Stebler
Category
Sports
Place
Madison, WI
Camera
Nikon D5000
The Lone Tree by Ross Zentner

The Lone Tree

Its nice being alone...sometimes

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Photographer
Ross Zentner
Category
Weather
Place
Beloit, WI
Camera
Nikon D50

Very nice shot. Hauntingly lonely. See comment

Chad Johnson
on The Lone Tree (above)
Snowy Capitol by Ryan Tastad

Snowy Capitol

I braved the weather on December 11th during the big snow storm in hopes of getting a couple cool shots of the capitol.

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Photographer
Ryan Tastad
Category
Weather
Place
Madison, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 40 D

It's easy to see why this shot won the People's Choice award for the December Spotlight. It captures the essence of winter in Madison.

Editor
on Snowy Capitol (above)
Idle Days by Jacqueline Mroczkowski

Idle Days

In Eagle, playground swings hang idle, waiting for children, waiting for spring ...

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Photographer
Jacqueline Mroczkowski
Category
Recreation
Place
Eagle, WI
Camera
Nikon D60
Hyde Chapel by Michael Smith

Hyde Chapel

Hyde Chapel, Iowa County WI

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Photographer
Michael Smith
Category
Landscapes
Place
Hyde, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 40 D
Ice Cave 1 Apostle Islands by Robert Hume

Ice Cave 1 Apostle Islands

Blue Sky Day

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Photographer
Robert Hume
Category
HDR Imagery
Place
National Park, WI
Camera
Nikon D2 X

Would love to see this in person. Great shot! See comment

Deb Rosen
on Ice Cave 1 Apostle Islands (above)
Winter Sky by Ross Zentner

Winter Sky

Heavenly.

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Photographer
Ross Zentner
Category
Landscapes
Place
Beloit, WI
Camera
Nikon D90
15 below by Eric Poggemann

15 below

shore ice and Port Washington's light house

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Photographer
Eric Poggemann
Category
Landscapes
Place
Port Washington, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii
Etherial Fishing by Robert Stebler

Etherial Fishing

Another pic from my morning expedition on the frozen Monona Bay. Nikon D5000 Lens: 1970s Nikkor-P 105mm f/2.5 Post Processing done in Lightroom 3/Photoshop CS5

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Photographer
Robert Stebler
Category
Recreation
Place
Madison, WI
Camera
Nikon D5000
Winter fog by David Schultz

Winter fog

Frozen dock in the fog.

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Photographer
David Schultz
Category
Landscapes
Place
Twin Lakes, WI
Camera
Dmc Fz20
Wind(er) Point Lighthouse by Josh Eral

Wind(er) Point Lighthouse

Winter sets in from Racine.

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Photographer
Josh Eral
Category
Landscapes
Place
Racine, WI
Camera
Nikon D90
Sunrise Burst by Andrew Loescher

Sunrise Burst

This was the most colorful sunrise I had ever seen. I happened to have my camera in the car as I was driving through the country, and I just had to stop!

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Photographer
Andrew Loescher
Category
Landscapes
Place
Jackson, WI
Camera
unknown
one room school by Chris Robleski

one room school

A one-room schoolhouse in rural Wisconsin. This image was taken on a full moon night during a long exposure and STRAIGHT from the camera using a light painting technique. The blue was created using a blue gelled flashlight exposing the visual to the camera surfaces.

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Photographer
Chris Robleski
Category
Architecture
Place
Calumet Farms, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii
Fading Beauty by CJ Schmit

Fading Beauty

A sunset reflected out over Lake Michigan on an August evening in Milwaukee, WI

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Photographer
CJ Schmit
Category
Weather
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii
Frozen by Robert Stebler

Frozen

Out during the crazy snowstorm in Madison WI. 20mph winds and snow blowing everywhere on Lake Monona

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Photographer
Robert Stebler
Category
Landscapes
Place
Madison, WI
Camera
Nikon D5000

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