Decent storm moved through last night, giving the 54501 and surrounding area the first “severe” weather warning of the year. My own house was spared from anything beyond a really nice thunderstorm with no damage, so it was enjoyable, unlike many others across the USA. When the hard rain stopped I stepped out for a bit.
These young ladies have been friends all through high school. They are now 18 and moving away together next month to seek their fortunes. I decided to create a “story of photos” from our shoot. I wanted the story to represent their lives past, present……and leave a cliffhanger about the future – or perhaps make a statement on ANY future….
This photograph was made at Western Connection Ranch in Rhinelander, WI. I love how the one horse is staring at the lens, with the other two doing their own thing, almost a mirror-image of each other. This was shot in color but converted to B/W. This photo just has to be black and white, in my opinion. The very linear structure of the trailer makes the non-linear shapes of the horses really pop.
When I was a kid, we’d go see Milwaukee Brewer games at the old County Stadium. The vendor’s cry was awesome. “Beer HERE!!” My Dad used the term back at home, with the same inflection, and I use it to this day. But instead of using it as a sales technique, its usually a request on my part, directed at my wife. Beer HERE!!
Last night’s pink moon was quite stunning. It was much ‘pinker’ low in the sky, but was obscured by the foreground from my vantage point. This shot required two exposures since the moon is considerably brighter than the paper mill. I exposed once for the moon, once for foreground and sky, and combined the two. The haze around the mill precluded view of Saturn, which was positioned next to the moon.
Northern Wisconsin, USA. Grrrr. The fishing opener is the first Sat. in May. We WILL be ice fishing, as reports say there’s still 2 ft. of ice on most lakes. We got 2″ of snow last night, and as pissed off as people are, it is actually quite stunning. I took a short walk with my camera, Boxer-dog in-tow, and snapped some detail shots. Hopefully this is winter’s last hurrah. We’ve all had enough.