Pier on WI River

Pier on WI River as ice begins to form

Pier on WI River as ice begins to form

 

11/15/13.  The ice is just beginning to form along the banks of the WI River, in zip 54501.  This is a wide part of the waterway, and relatively shallow.  The current is less than swift.

Power Lines

Power Lines

Power Lines

 

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.

Storyboard – Hi School Besties

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….

Horses in Trailer @horseandhound @YourHorse

Horses

Horses

 

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.

Beer HERE!!!

Bottle caps, black & white

Bottle caps, black & white

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!!

As always, sales and portfolio available at www.chiaroscurophoto.com

Honey

Honey's Hand

Honey’s Hand

You know how Grammas treat you?  My whole childhood was dedicated to eating shredded wheat for breakfast, courtesy of my Mother…except when I went to Honey’s (my Gramma’s) house, and we’d make a gigantic stack of waffles and smother them with syrup.  Honey turns 92 today, and we had a Bday party for her yesterday.  She hates being photographed as much as my wife does…so I had to sneak quick shots.  This one is of her lovely hand while eating her birthday cake.  I love u Honey!  By Jamii T