Tweet The American Folklore Theatre is presenting Cheeseheads at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek, Door County, WI now through October 14 th. It’s a great show in a new venue. If you haven’t seen Cheeseheads check it out. If you’ve seen Cheeseheads at Peninsula State Park you will love it at DCA as [...]
Tweet Every spring Jacksonport holds it’s annual Maifest Celebration. One of the highlights of the festival is the parade down Main Street (Highway 57) through Jacksonport. The 2012 parade drew the largest crowd I have ever seen. Everyone in Door County on Saturday, May 26, 2012 seemed to be in Jacksonport watching the parade. To [...]
Tweet The annual Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k Run was held last Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek, Wisconsin. More then 1600 runners in the Half Marathon and just shy of 600 in the 5k run made for an exciting event. Please follow the link to see [...]
Tweet The Gibraltar Players put on a wonderful presentation of Cole Porter’s musical Anything Goes last weekend April 13, 14 and 15, 2012 at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek, Door County Wisconsin. With outstanding performances by Zephyr Ciesar as Reno Sweeney and Lena MacDonald as Hope Harcourt the play would have been a [...]
Tweet The trees in Door County are full of buds and will soon be covered with leaves like these trees along County T near Valmy. Go here to see more Signs of Spring Portfolio
Tweet Door County had it’s first big snowstorm of 2012 last Saturday, March 3, 2012. A photographers dream where every turn in the road lead to another beautiful scene and photograph. Remember when photography snow you need to overexpose from your cameras meter slightly otherwise the snow will appear grey instead of white.
Tweet Fish Creek’s 25th Annual Winter Festival was a huge success in spite of the beautiful weather. Sunny and unseasonably warm on Saturday during most of the festival. Sunday was a bit colder for the Fruit Loop Run but still a nice day for February. Lots of classic games at the festival including the second [...]
Tweet Heres to wishing everyone has a fantastic Thanksgiving with family and friends. Thank you for everything.
Tweet Over the years I had taken so many photos of Door County’s beloved camel Harley that my editor would say, “No More Camel Photos”. I considered Harley to be a dear friend who always seemed happy to see me and pose for the camera. Harley passed away not too long ago and there is a [...]
Tweet My brother Steve is an artist and one of my favorite paintings of his is The Raven. The painting hangs proudly on my wall where I can see it everyday. When I saw this raven it reminded me of my brothers painting. Great art by talented artist can be a major influence on [...]
Tweet The great nature photographer Eliot Porter and many photographers since have believed that there is order in chaos. That nature has a pattern even when we can’t recognize it. So the problem isn’t that nature is chaos but that we are unable to recognize the patterns. As artist we must strive to recognize natures [...]
Tweet This grackle sits out the rain in Door County. By using my telephoto lens set wide open and focused on the eyes makes the eyes really stand out. And that was the intention. What I wanted to capture here was that stare and look as if to say wheres the spring weather. I left [...]
Tweet This image is a good example of what Ansel Adams referred to as previsualization. Visualizing at the moment of capture what you want your final image to look like. I wanted the background to go dark almost black so the ice would jump out of the frame and call attention to the reflection in [...]
Tweet The ice is moving out of the bay spring can’t be too far behind.
Tweet I chose this shot for the photo of the week because I believe it really captures the spirit of a visit to Chicago. Shot late at night I used a railing to steady my camera during the long exposure. The long exposure also blurs the water a bit and brings out the vibrancy of [...]
Tweet The recent snowstorm made for some interesting photographic subjects last week. Here the snow covered pine needles drape down like fine tapestry. Nature is the greatest artist of all. I used a telephoto lens which not only makes objects appear closer but also causes a slight foreshortening effect. Wide angle lenses push objects apart [...]
Tweet Anne St. Henry and Stu Champeau rehearse for the upcoming TAPWorks presentation of It Had To Be You. Coming to the Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay, Door County, WI from April 28 – May 8. Directed by Renee Kujawski this should be one exceptional show.
Tweet Copper Box rocked Third Avenue Playhouse Saturday, March 12, 2011, in Sturgeon Bay. Danny Jerabeck brings rock star status to the accordion. I know, hard to believe but not once you’ve heard him play. Along with Micelle Jerabeck, Kevin Junemann and Jason Van Ryzin Copper Box brought their mix of rock, Zydeco and polka [...]
Tweet The second annual Husby’s Ice Fishing Tournament and Crawfish Boil was held last weekend, March 3-6 in Sister Bay, Door County, WI. Nathan Ewaskowitz, Mitchell Olsen Jr., Jack Duffy, and Conner Duffy drill a hole in the ice to start fishing. Photo by Len Villano. Go here to see more photos Door County Ice Fishing [...]
Tweet Next weekend (March 3-6, 2011) there will be an Ice Fishing Tournament in Sister Bay with Husby’s Food & Spirits hosting a Mardi Gras themed ice fishing party. Not fishing, no problem, come and spend the weekend with lots of fun stuff to do on and off the ice. Crawfish boil Saturday, March 5, [...]
Tweet Door Shakespeare presented The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abriged)! At the Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay, Door County, WI last week. A fast paced and hilariously funny play based on the work of William Shakespeare. Starring Kay Allmand, Mark Moede and Ryan Schabach. When I say fast paced I mean fast. Go [...]
Tweet This photo is from the first day of week 6, Sunday, February 6, 2011. It is my favorite photo from the week. Every February Fish Creek holds their annual Winter Festival. It’s always a blast and every year is a little different. This year they added Human Foosball (see previous post) and last year [...]
Tweet Human Foosball took on a new meaning making a photographers job a little dangerous. Here yours truly gets hit in the camera eye with the ball during the Human Foosball tournament at the Fish Creek Winter Festival in Fish Creek, Door County, WI last Saturday, February 5. The tournament was a huge success, exciting, [...]
Tweet As you have probably realized by now is that I like abstract images of nature. Not weird angles or fancy techniques just a different way of seeing than what we might be used to. Here I moved in really close to find patterns in the bark that interested me. I could spend hours at [...]