Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Water Photos


This week's "W" post for Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday was supposed to be about my trip to Chicago on Monday.  It was even going to feature its nickname "Windy City."  However, due to a couple of glitches including forgetting my camera's memory card and, more seriously, sustaining a knee injury on one of the city's many sidewalks, I ended up cutting my trip short and coming home without even visiting where I wanted to go.  But I can walk, that's the important thing, and Chicago will be there when I decide to try and go back.

Well, since this blog is supposed to be about Milwaukee and Wisconsin, it's for the best.  If you would like to see two of the photos I managed to take on my phone in Chicago before my accident, you can go to my other blog, Jay J Studio, here (shameless plug, I know, but I couldn't resist).

But, being a former theatre-person, as we say, the show must go on.  So, I decided to post some of my favorite photos of bodies of water in the Milwaukee area.  The top photo was taken two autumn's ago in Cedarburg, about 20 minutes north of Milwaukee.


I took the above photo last November of Lake Michigan while I was down in Racine.

 
The above photo is of Waukesha's riverwalk, located on the Fox River.

 
The photos above and below are of the Milwaukee River.
 

 
The last two photos feature Lake Michigan in Milwaukee.  The last one was taken inside the Milwaukee Art Museum's gigantic atrium-like lobby, the Calatrava.  I guess it's a popular spot for weddings.
 



I hope you like my water photos.  As a Pisces, I'm naturally drawn to lake and river fronts, and they are great places to take pictures. 

26 comments:

  1. I'm a Pisces too! I love the water, especially the ocean and these photos are perfect!

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  2. Your water photos are lovely~ much more wonderful than the Windy City would have been :)

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    1. Thanks, Mary. I have yet to master how to take good photos with my Android phone, so the Chicago photos were just so-so.

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  3. Hmm, I am no Pisces, quite on the contrary (Capricorn - LOL), but I love water in which ever way! Your shots are beautiful and if you hadn't told us that the 2nd photo is Lake Michigan, I would have placed it somewhere else completely!
    I wish you a speedy recovery!

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  4. p.s. I followed you to your tumblr blog and love the Chicago photos. In fact I am following you now on tumblr. I wanted to leave you a comment, but I couldn't figure out how - maybe I'm getting too old... Anyways, following you :)

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    1. Thanks, Claudia, for both of your comments. I don't think I set up the comments box for the other blog correctly. I might have to start over on that.

      I'm following you now on Tumblr as well. Love your fall photos!

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  5. Glad you are safe and on the mend ~ Fantastic photography ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  6. love the blues that you've captured. Chicago says sorry for your knee. Come back (carefully).

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    1. Thanks, NN. The next time I go, I will make sure to look at the sidewalk instead of the pretty tall buildings while I'm walking.

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  7. wonderful W post, I like the water images, strangely I'm not a swimmer but I am an aquarius.

    have a great day.

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    1. I'm not a swimmer, either, but I love the water too. Thanks for your nice comment!

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  8. A great selection of water pics

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  9. wonderful (w!) photos of water views of your hometown. that last photo scene - can you imagine that as a venue for a wedding ceremony? and, i love the photo with the white buildings with the red roofs. great post.

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  10. Love the post – great captures!

    Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend and look forward to *seeing* you again!

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  11. Beautiful photos! The first one was my favorite - so peaceful!

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  12. Loved them all! Great W post! :)

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  13. I am also a Pisces AND I live near water on the coast of Georgia. I adore your water pictures! I have many of my own, too. Water is such an everchanging subject.

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  14. I love a water. Each image of the water is like the holy picture.

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  15. Living in the desert I am always especially entranced by water photos!

    These are all lovely!

    I'd like to visit each of these wonderful places!

    Thanks for letting me get my feet (and soul!) wet!

    A+

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