Sunday, September 25, 2005

Two rivers run through it

Just got back from a weekend that included a stay in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Two Rivers is so named because of the Twin Rivers that pass through the city on their way to Lake Michigan. Two Rivers has two claims to fame - one being the birthplace of the ice cream sundae in the 1880s, the other being the climatically coolest location in the state of Wisconsin.

The centerpiece of the city is the Rogers Street Fishing Village, a re-creation of an 1880s vintage fishing village on the bank of the West Twin River. Towering over the village is the top portion of the old Two Rivers lighthouse, moved from Lake Michigan upriver to its present location after it was retired by the U.S. Coast Guard in the 1960s.

The large photograph above was a 15-second exposure taken about 45 minutes after sundown. During the exposure, my wife fired a small flash unit from under the U.S. flag to give it a little definition against the twilight sky (for some reason the city chose not to illuminate it at night). By the way, this photograph is the second frame of the first series taken on my brand new tripod, a replacement for one that broke on my last trip (September 20 post). This photo session was much more relaxed than that one.

Click on pictures to enlarge. Photographs © 2005, James Jordan. Posted by Picasa

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