Showcase

Mar. 1

2012


The Wisconsin Sun

For our latest showcase, we decided to take a close look at images that feature sunlight. Building on the amazing submissions from local photographers in our recent Sunrise and Sunset challenges, our editors selected more than 70 photos for this showcase publication. Sit back and enjoy this gallery of Wisconsin photos where the sun is the feature element.

What is a showcase? As a part of the Capture Wisconsin experience, our editors will select photos from time to time and feature them in a showcase like you see here. A showcase is a digital publication of a collection of photos curated by our editors. Enjoy!

Blue Mounds Morning by Jeff Martin

Blue Mounds Morning

No, this is not a view of the Appalachian Mountains, but a view from the top of Blue Mounds that shows the valley fog amid the many rolling hills.

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Photographer
Jeff Martin
Category
Landscapes
Place
Blue Mounds, WI
Camera
Nikon D300
Sunshine on my window by Kim Banker

Sunshine on my window

Early morning picture of an old chicken coop near my house. The sun was rising just right reflecting on to the window making it look like it is coming from the inside of the building.

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Photographer
Kim Banker
Category
Architecture
Place
Kenosha, WI
Camera
Nikon D5000
Tomorrow Wil Be A Better Day by Loren Zemlicka

Tomorrow Wil Be A Better Day

The sun sets behind a hill on a Fitchburg farm.

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Photographer
Loren Zemlicka
Category
Landscapes
Place
Fitchburg, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D
Sunrise in Owen Park by Jeff Martin

Sunrise in Owen Park

Morning sunbeams stream through the hardwoods in this bit of forestland on Madison's west side.

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Photographer
Jeff Martin
Category
Landscapes
Place
Madison, WI
Camera
unknown
Sunrise at Europe Bay by Christopher Arndt

Sunrise at Europe Bay

A rustic fence reflects the rising sun as reed grass sway in the cool morning breeze at Europe Bay in Door County.

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Photographer
Christopher Arndt
Category
Landscapes
Place
Ellison Bay, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 40 D

This is a fantastic shot! The fence adds such a great quality and color to the photo! See comment

Deb Rosen
on Sunrise at Europe Bay (above)
Sunset by Nicholas Olejniczak

Sunset

Yay for 10 second timers. :)

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Photographer
Nicholas Olejniczak
Category
Friends & Family
Place
Madison, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 50 D
Golden Hour Chute by Craig Brandt

Golden Hour Chute

The Chute goes up during Wednesday night racing at the Racine Yacht Club.

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Photographer
Craig Brandt
Category
Sports
Place
Racine, WI
Camera
Nikon D3 X
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
Sunrise over Duck Bay by Jonathan Robson

Sunrise over Duck Bay

PreDawn Lightshow

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Photographer
Jonathan Robson
Category
Landscapes
Place
Sister Bay, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii
October Sunset-Holy Hill by Anton Wirtz

October Sunset-Holy Hill

An October sun ends it's day as a beautiful back drop to Holy Hill.

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Photographer
Anton Wirtz
Category
Landmarks
Place
Hubertus, WI
Camera
unknown
Another North Point Sunrise by Bob Israel

Another North Point Sunrise

Slightly slowed shutter speed to give a painterly effect on the waves

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Photographer
Bob Israel
Category
Landscapes
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D
Clear Spot by Richard Bock

Clear Spot

Sun breaks through on the floor of the Kickapoo valley on a stormy day.

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Photographer
Richard Bock
Category
Landscapes
Place
La Farge, WI
Camera
Nikon D700
Sepia Landscape by Jonah Agpoon

Sepia Landscape

A foggy morning in the Wisconsin River Valley.

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Photographer
Jonah Agpoon
Category
Landscapes
Place
Prairie du Chien, WI
Camera
Fine Pix S5700 S700

Awww Struck, such elegant mists floating about. See comment

Sapphria Wright
on Sepia Landscape (above)
Untitled by Robert Katrosits

Untitled

The Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal north pierhead light viewed from the south breakwater.

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Photographer
Robert Katrosits
Category
HDR Imagery
Place
Sturgeon Bay, WI
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel X Si
Crispy Sunrise by Dee Dee Sorg

Crispy Sunrise

Taken on a very frigid day watching the sun rise over the WI River

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Photographer
Dee Dee Sorg
Category
Abstract
Place
Spring Green, WI
Camera
Coolpix P80
Grandview Sunrise by Mike Johnson

Grandview Sunrise

Foggy morning sunrise off Granview road, Hortonville

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Photographer
Mike Johnson
Category
Landscapes
Place
Hortonville, WI
Camera
Nikon D200

Showcased Challenge

EC Green Waves by Phil Koch

Sunrise

We asked Capture Wisconsin photographers to show us the beauty of a Wisconsin sunrise in a challenge. You might think photographers would balk at the idea of rising early to get the perfect shot, but the response was fantastic! Take a moment to browse the top eight photos as voted on by area residents at right, or check out Phil Koch's editors' choice photo above.

Challenge page

  • 1 Untitled by Julie Claybaugh
  • 2 Reachn' Out by Jim Kalupa
  • 3 Morning Glow by Phil Koch
  • 4 Milwaukee at Dawn by Irene Kuiper
  • 5 Frozen Fields by Phil Koch
  • 6 Proposal by Phil Koch
  • 7 Lake Sunrise by Scott Olsen
  • 8 Fence Light by Phil Koch
Liberty Halo,   Lake Mary 4th of July Sunset by Emery Orlikowski

Liberty Halo, Lake Mary 4th of July Sunset

Lake Mary 4th of July Sunset

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Photographer
Emery Orlikowski
Category
Landscapes
Place
Crivitz, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 50 D
Morning Sunrise on Lake Kawasaga by Kathleen Fosselman

Morning Sunrise on Lake Kawasaga

This was taken very early in the morning. There was a mist that covered the lake and the sun was just starting to rise.

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Photographer
Kathleen Fosselman
Category
Cityscapes
Place
Minocqua, WI
Camera
Nikon D3
Monona Sunrise by Robert Stebler

Monona Sunrise

Sunrise over Monona Bay with a hanging chair in the foreground. Nikon D5000 Lens: AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm Post Processing done in Lightroom 3/Photoshop CS5

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Photographer
Robert Stebler
Category
Landscapes
Place
Madison, WI
Camera
Nikon D5000
North Point Sunset by CJ Schmit

North Point Sunset

Sunset in November as seen from the North Point in Milwaukee, WI

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Photographer
CJ Schmit
Category
Landscapes
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii
Sunset by Eric Gingras

Sunset

A sunset of blue, yellow and purple.

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Photographer
Eric Gingras
Category
Weather
Place
Genesee, WI
Camera
Nikon D40
Sunrise on Lake Lulu by Tom Dixon

Sunrise on Lake Lulu

Long walk in the dark to this location but it paid off.

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Photographer
Tom Dixon
Category
Landscapes
Place
East Troy, WI
Camera
Pentax K200 D
Sunset Sail by Andrew Loescher

Sunset Sail

To make the sunset shot a little more interesting, I thought I'd add a little foreground :)

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Photographer
Andrew Loescher
Category
Landscapes
Place
Ephraim, WI
Camera
E 620
Golden Moment by Brook Burling

Golden Moment

I had taken this photo on an early summer morning run. I had about 1/2 mile to go and the sun was starting to rise fast and the fog was starting to thicken. I knew that I didn't have long to try to capture that golden moment when the lighting was right. So I sprinted home as fast as I could, grabbed my camera & jumped in the truck and was able to capture a photo of these two horses.

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Photographer
Brook Burling
Category
Farm Animals
Place
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel Xt

Awesome—well worth the sprint!! Gorgeous light and composition—beautiful! See comment

Mary Anne Pfitzinger
on Golden Moment (above)
Sunrise Horizon by Phil Koch

Sunrise Horizon

Moments last only moments. Make sure to have your lens cap off.

Photo page

Photographer
Phil Koch
Category
Landscapes
Place
Racine, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 7 D
Fishing At Dawn by Bruce Michels

Fishing At Dawn

One to add to my "Dawn Series". This was captured in the Port Washington harbor on Nov 6 2011.

Photo page

Photographer
Bruce Michels
Category
Recreation
Place
Port Washington, WI
Camera
unknown
Sun Up to Sun Down by Vicki France

Sun Up to Sun Down

Sun Up to Sun Down a farmers work is never done.

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Photographer
Vicki France
Category
Farming
Place
New Glarus, WI
Camera
unknown

Showcased Photographer

Intuition by Phil Koch

Phil KochPhil Koch

  • 2065 photos
  • 2231 votes
  • 585 followers

When reviewing photos for publication in this sunlight-themed showcase, our editors found dozens of photos by Phil that were worthy of featuring. Rather than showcase each one individually, it made perfect sense to highlight Phil as the showcased photographer. Phil is one Capture Wisconsin's most active contributors and followed by more than 150 users. Spend an hour or two browsing Phil's photos and you'll be blown away by his quality work!

Phil Koch's Profile

  • Slumberland by Phil Koch
  • Rural Choir by Phil Koch
  • Icebound by Phil Koch
  • Morning Glow by Phil Koch
  • Remember You Tomorrow by Phil Koch
  • Remember Me Tomorrow by Phil Koch
  • A Winter Courtship by Phil Koch
  • Touched by Phil Koch
Sunset in the Wetlands by Amy Van Norman

Sunset in the Wetlands

Taken at the Lost Creek wetland restoration site as the sun was setting

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Photographer
Amy Van Norman
Category
Landscapes
Place
Stevens Point, WI
Camera
Canon Power Shot Sd880 Is
Bakken's Pond Sunrise by Nick Bristol

Bakken's Pond Sunrise

This sunrise had such a wonderful feel to me. I loved the color and reflection I was seeing. I used a 2 stop GND to help control the sky and foreground exposure. Bakkens Pond is located between Lone Rock and Spring Green near the WI River. Made with a 1DS MK2 and a 24-105L lens at 24mm.

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Photographer
Nick Bristol
Category
Landscapes
Place
Lone Rock, WI
Camera
unknown
Peaceful Bridge by Kurt Warner

Peaceful Bridge

Waukesha wetlands by the Fox River

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Photographer
Kurt Warner
Category
Landscapes
Place
Waukesha, WI
Camera
Nikon D7000
Grade School Run by Todd Ponath

Grade School Run

The five and under age group boy runners participating in the Arrowhead cross country team run in the afternoon sun Friday, Sept. 26 at Arrowhead high school in Hartland. The run was for grade school age kids in the Arrowhead district.

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Photographer
Todd Ponath
Category
School
Place
Hartland, WI
Camera
Nikon D300
Fall Ride by Sara Sonntag

Fall Ride

Fall fog sunrise in Wisconsin.

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Photographer
Sara Sonntag
Category
Landscapes
Place
Plymouth, WI
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel Xt

Beautiful photo; like the farm off in distance also. See comment

Sheila Axt
on Fall Ride (above)
Foggy Morning by Ben Russell

Foggy Morning

The sunrise and fog combined to create a beautiful glow in this scene at Governor Dodge State Park

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Photographer
Ben Russell
Category
Landscapes
Place
Dodgeville, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 50 D
Old log home by Kurt Warner

Old log home

Very old house...

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Photographer
Kurt Warner
Category
HDR Imagery
Place
Eagle, WI
Camera
Nikon D7000
Sunset on the farm by Shell Foeckler

Sunset on the farm

An amazing sunset lent itself perfectly to this shot of a lone horse finding dinner deep beneath the snow.

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Photographer
Shell Foeckler
Category
Farm Animals
Place
Superior, WI
Camera
unknown
A Quiet Awakening by Phil Koch

A Quiet Awakening

Fire and Ice in a breathless moment.

Photo page

Photographer
Phil Koch
Category
Landscapes
Place
Racine, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 7 D
Amethyst Sunset by Loren Zemlicka

Amethyst Sunset

A July sunset over a field of lavender flowers

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Photographer
Loren Zemlicka
Category
Landscapes
Place
Porter, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D

Wow! Just look at all those flowers - so beautiful! See comment

Christy Bruggenthies
on Amethyst Sunset (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

Photo page

Photographer
Robert Stebler
Category
Recreation
Place
Madison, WI
Camera
Nikon D5000
Juniper Rock Overlook by Scott Anderson

Juniper Rock Overlook

Overlook on the North Country Trail in the Marengo semi-privitive area.

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Photographer
Scott Anderson
Category
Landscapes
Place
Grand View, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D
Green Bay Sunset by Manuel Diaz

Green Bay Sunset

A lone sailboat navigates the waters of Green Bay at sunset.

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Photographer
Manuel Diaz
Category
Landscapes
Place
Fish Creek, WI
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel X Ti
The Television by Bob Israel

The Television

The Television at Sunrise

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Photographer
Bob Israel
Category
Landscapes
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii
Zen Sunset by Wayne Reckard

Zen Sunset

Slender reeds stand in silhouette as evening falls over the calm waters of Green Bay.

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Photographer
Wayne Reckard
Category
Landscapes
Place
Egg Harbor, WI
Camera
Nikon D300
Sunrise Surf by Todd Heckert

Sunrise Surf

early morning surfing

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Photographer
Todd Heckert
Category
Landscapes
Place
Sheboygan, WI
Camera
Nikon D7000
"Frost Delay, Late October" by Paul Hundley

"Frost Delay, Late October"

The fifth hole at Brown Deer Park Golf Course at sunrise after a hard frost; October, 2004

Photo page

Photographer
Paul Hundley
Category
Landscapes
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
unknown
Smoke On The Water by Gary Masemore

Smoke On The Water

Port Washington WI. sunrise, water temp low 30's, air temp 6, makes for an interesting combination.

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Photographer
Gary Masemore
Category
Weather
Place
Port Washington, WI
Camera
Pentax K200 D

Showcased Challenge

EC Sunset at Horicon by Stephen Baade

Sunset

Much like our sunrise challenge, we wanted to see the best Wisconsin sunset photos from all over the state. Again, Capture Wisconsin photographers responded with some amazing shots. Take a peek at Stephen's editors' choice photo above, or the top eight as voted on by users at right.

Challenge page

  • 1 Windy Sunset by Brian Behling
  • 2 Foggy Sunset by s miller
  • 3 Stumped by s miller
  • 4 Summer better than others by mike rahm
  • 5 Halloween by Jerehmy Griffiths
  • 6 Enjoy the Day by Phil Koch
  • 7 Reflection by Brian Payne
  • 8 Brilliance  by Sapphria Wright
New Dawn by Bruce Michels

New Dawn

New Dawn

Photo page

Photographer
Bruce Michels
Category
Landscapes
Place
Port Washington, WI
Camera
unknown
Golden Reflection by Eric Poggemann

Golden Reflection

Photo was captured on a rare calm day on Lake Michigan

Photo page

Photographer
Eric Poggemann
Category
Landscapes
Place
Port Washington, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii
After Dusk by Kelly Retzlaff-Marquardt

After Dusk

I had been at Indian Lake for a hike and we stayed until dark .

Photo page

Photographer
Kelly Retzlaff-Marquardt
Category
Landscapes
Place
Mazomanie, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 50 D
MORNING BREAKS by Janice Adomeit

MORNING BREAKS

The sun coming up over the horizon to mark the start of a new day. However, most farmers have started their day long before the sun comes up.

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Photographer
Janice Adomeit
Category
Landscapes
Place
Waterloo, WI
Camera
Nikon D80
Flight by Phil Koch

Flight

Flying at dusk.

Photo page

Photographer
Phil Koch
Category
Recreation
Place
Pewaukee, WI
Camera
Nikon D70
Blue Mounds by Terry McNeill

Blue Mounds

Different valleys and fog layers lead up to Blue Mounds.

Photo page

Photographer
Terry McNeill
Category
Landscapes
Place
Dodgeville, WI
Camera
Nikon D80
Sunrise On Seven Mile Lake by Terry McNeill

Sunrise On Seven Mile Lake

A beautiful promise to the day.

Photo page

Photographer
Terry McNeill
Category
Recreation
Place
Eagle River, WI
Camera
Nikon D70
Sunrise at St. Marys by Craig Johnson

Sunrise at St. Marys

I ride through here often enough that I decided to see what it lloks like in the morning

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Photographer
Craig Johnson
Category
Landscapes
Place
Chilton, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii

Love it! The second I saw this I knew it had to be a Catholic graveyard, the old time Catholics loved these sort of stones. See comment

Vicki France
on Sunrise at St. Marys (above)
Sunrise on the Turtle by Ferdy Goode

Sunrise on the Turtle

Sunrise on the Turtle

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Photographer
Ferdy Goode
Category
Landscapes
Place
Manitowish, WI
Camera
Dsc W80
Moody Motion by Alex DeMets

Moody Motion

Cloud movement captured over a winding little stream at sunrise.

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Photographer
Alex DeMets
Category
Landscapes
Place
Springdale, WI
Camera
Nikon D7000
Running Back by Josh Eral

Running Back

The games begin along the lakefront on a spring, foggy evening in Milwaukee.

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Photographer
Josh Eral
Category
Landscapes
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Nikon D90
Golden Sunrise by Denise Dupras

Golden Sunrise

Sunrise is a magical time on the lake. The colors of the sky change as sunrise approaches. Here waiting resulted in a true "golden hour" for photography

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Photographer
Denise Dupras
Category
Landscapes
Place
Namekagon, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 40 D
Snow Shadows by Donald Frisque

Snow Shadows

Taken on Rib Mountain the morning after a 10" snowfall, and sun out. Had this spot pre scouted for this possible shot. Walked in carefully, so as not to disturb the "possible photo area". The scouting & planning paid off.

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Photographer
Donald Frisque
Category
Weather
Place
Wausau, WI
Camera
unknown
"November Sunrise, 2010" by Paul Hundley

"November Sunrise, 2010"

The Port Washington, Wisconsin lighthouse at sunrise on November 9, 2010. The solid red backdrop was courtesy of a light fog over the lake about a mile out from shore -- it was NOT added or enhanced in Photoshop. [Note to editors: the original 56MB file is available for print publication.]

Photo page

Photographer
Paul Hundley
Category
Landmarks
Place
Port Washington, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii
A Misty Fog by Chris Schlosser

A Misty Fog

Lake Michigan shoreline near Algoma.

Photo page

Photographer
Chris Schlosser
Category
Landscapes
Place
Algoma, WI
Camera
Nikon D200
Glitter Sunrise by Vicki France

Glitter Sunrise

A pink sunrise after freezing rain all through the night made frozen droplets on all the tree branches in this walnut grove. It literally looked like a pink chandler.

Photo page

Photographer
Vicki France
Category
Weather
Place
Mount Horeb, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 40 D
First Light by Tom Voss

First Light

Big Kitten Lake

Photo page

Photographer
Tom Voss
Category
Landscapes
Place
Presque Isle, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 40 D
Sunset at Discovery World by Brian Behling

Sunset at Discovery World

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Photo page

Photographer
Brian Behling
Category
Cityscapes
Place
Milwaukee, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii
Hyde Mill Winter Sunset by Michael Smith

Hyde Mill Winter Sunset

Hyde's Mill in the winter. My favorite time to photograph this location.

Photo page

Photographer
Michael Smith
Category
Landscapes
Place
Hyde, WI
Camera
Canon Eos 40 D

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