Sea Smoke Solitude

Equipment Info
NIKON COOLPIX P7700
ISO 80
State/Province/Region
Wisconsin
Nearest Area
Chicago Area
Town
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Brief Directions

I-43 north from either Chicago or Milwaukee, take County V exit to Port Washington and turn right at the lights.

Notes

I knew that the morning on which I took this photo would have sea smoke rising at sunrise. The temperature was fifteen below zero Fahrenheit and the wind was gusting up to fifteen miles per hour.Exposed skin froze very quickly. I didn't want to be fumbling with DSLR lens changes, so took my Nikon Coolpix P7700 in a coat pocket. Just as the sun rose and the gulls started feeding on alewives in the open waters from the power plant cooling water, a young woman stopped under a tree to view the sea smoke and I made the photo. Many elements seemed to come together, and my efforts were well-rewarded with the photo being broadcast on a local Milwaukee TV weather report.

Description

Port Washington is situated between Chicago and Door County Wisconsin, with many Great Lakes tourist attractions.

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Date Added
April 14, 2018
Date Taken
December 15, 2016
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