Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi River

20
Jul
11

It’s all about the light

Last weekend my husband Mike and I were down in central Wisconsin. We drove back in the sweltering heat along Wisconsin’s very scenic Hwy. 35 which follows the Mississippi River and meanders through swampy lowlands, across backcountry farms, and past magnificent vistas of the river basin and surrounding hills.

Around Alma we encountered a thunderstorm that rained down big splattering raindrops. When we were on the other side of it I was excited to find my favorite light conditions – a dark storm blanketing the sky, with some sun breaking through to illuminate everything before it. I love the magical effects these conditions bring. In this case the sun was softly filtered – perfect for a portrait. I asked Mike to pull over at a scenic overlook and he graciously allowed me to take his picture. This photo was taken with an automatic Sony Cyber-shot – no bells and whistles – the light does it all!

09
Mar
11

Mississippi River Bluffs

Several weeks ago my husband Mike and I took a drive south along the Mississippi River, on Highway 61. Once you pass Red Wing, there are miles of bluffs that rise up off the river plain. With just the snow and bare trees covering them, the hill shapes were drawn so graphically – it was thrilling to drive along seeing all the forms and variations!!

This past weekend I explored that effect some more through painting.




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