My Best Photos of 2019
This is my 7th year that I am doing this blog and picking my favorite photos of the year. I had less opportunities this year to travel and take photos in general. Most of the images are from my area (Blue Hills, northern Wisconsin) and Lake Superior.
Here they are in chronological order. Click on the photos for a larger view.
Enjoy and a Happy New Year.
|A very colorful and intense January sunset at Audie Lake, in the Blue Hills, WI.
|At Hollow Rock, near Grand Portage (Minnesota). Lake Superior was frozen and I was able to explore this interesting rock from all sides. I like the mood, colors and softness of this sunset.
|At Tettegouche State Park (Minnesota). I included the pattern of the ice and blue winter sky in this landscape image of the "Sea Stack". This favorite and beloved feature unfortunately is no more - it collapsed in a storm in Dec. of 2019.
|Early spring at Audie Lake in the Blue Hills (mid April). We had a long winter and it took some time for the ice to melt.
As I was watching the rising sun lighting up the trees two canada geese flew by.
|Sunrise at Split Rock Lighthouse, Minnesota. A beautiful morning in early May.
|Incredible sunset colors and reflections at Audie Lake, Blue Hills, Wisconsin. There are several floating bogs on this lake that have moved around and changed the landscape. (End of June)
|Blue Hour at Lake Superior. This short window after the sunset is my favorite time to take photos.
A long exposure created this "otherworldly" scene. One of the Apostle Islands is visible at the horizon. (Mid July)
|Sometimes I get lucky. I happen to have my camera with me when I drove by this sunflower field near Spooner, Wisconsin. The flowers were perfect and all smiling (!!) and the amazing clouds added some drama. (Mid August)
|All spring and summer I tried to get a photo of the Milky Way but either it was cloudy or I had to go to work. Finally by the end of August I managed to get this image of the Milky Way over the Chippewa River and it lined up perfect.
|The fall colors started very late, maybe due to the wet summer and no frost until mid October. I found this magical scene on a foggy evening at a creek in the Blue Hills, Wisconsin. (Late September)
|Foggy mornings/days are a photographers dream!! As I was taking the photo of these oak trees a single leaf quietly fell down. (Late October)