Posts Tagged ‘ shawano ’

Boat as Bow

Boat as Bow

This image makes me think of a bow when I see it. I’m not entirely sure that I composed this as optimally as possible though. Use more negative space? Don’t cut off the reflection of the mast? Hmmm.

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Dock Life

Much of life at the lake is centered around the dock. It’s where we all congregate, fish, swim, and chat.

Running with towel

Little help?
Playing in the row boat

Tomorrow: Miscellaneous grab shots.

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Baseball at the Cottages


Baseball is popular with many of the cousins. The above is my daughter Lily batting, with her uncle pitching and cousin catching. She very much wants to compete with the boys. Earlier this year we got a bat for her (she’s using it in the picture) and several real baseballs so she could hit the ball hard.

The boys of summer

Finally, a random dock picture, just because I like it.

Renters dock at sunset

Tomorrow: Dock life.

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Playing around the lake

Bumps and Bruises

There were a few bumps and bruises, but luckily nothing serious. Here Lily got a cut while swimming, most likely from a shell on the bottom of the lake.


Lucy really enjoyed getting pushed on the swing by her uncle. She’s right at the age where she’s too big for these swings, but remembers them longingly. The swing is attached very securely and Lucy got to go “Super High.”

The Lake At Night

Finally, there were even a few minutes for a night time shot of the lake. Looks calm, but I was getting eaten alive!

Tomorrow, baseball.

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And We’re Back!


It’s been quite a while since my last post. It’s been a crazy few weeks with the baby and family vacation. I managed to get a few decent snaps over vacation so I’ll be posting them here a couple every day this week.

The bass above was caught by my sister-in-law and was on the top of the fishing table when we arrived.

Bloody knife (large)

I have to say that I find the above picture both humorous and interesting. I find the juxtaposition of the bloody knife and the smile (or apparent one anyway) to be sort of funny. I also find it interesting because of the children watching the proceedings. There’s a life lesson in there, and I’m sure each child will take their own lesson away from the experience.

More tomorrow….

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On the Road

Boy, it seems like it’s been forever since posting. I’ve just not been visited by the photography muse lately. Fortunately, I got a glimmer of light earlier this week. I took the time to shoot, develop, and make a few prints from a roll of film.

But, we’re on the road to openning weekend. Openning weekend is when all of my inlaws get together to prepare the cottages for the coming summer. Mostly raking and installing boat ramps and docks.

Once we’re back home, I’ll be able to look at the few prints I made, make more, cull the losers, etc.

Closing Weekend

Sunrise on Lake Shawano

This past weekend was closing weekend at the cottages. It was a long weekend with lots of driving. The trip up is 6 1/2 hours if we don’t stop. With the kids (and, who am I kidding, me too) we need to stop at least once if not twice. This makes for a long drive of 7 to 8 hours.

Closing weekend is the weekend that all of the kids descend on the cabins to help get them ready for winter. The main attraction is removing the docks and boat ramps. Once that’s done, it can be a mishmash of whatever is left to do.

Morning grass

Even with all the work, it’s nice to see my in-laws. If only we didn’t have to make it a 1 day trip flanked by 7-8 hours of driving. Oy!

Stella by spin light

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