Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Pride of Lake Park

The North Point Lighthouse stands as it has since 1855, on a high bluff overlooking Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Two acres of land surrounding the lighthouse were transformed into Lake Park in the late 1890s. The park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, a premiere landscape architect of the time and also the designer of New York’s Central Park. The light was decommissioned in 1994, but the 74-foot tower and two-and-a-half-story keeper’s house remain, as do memories of a time when such beacons were a necessary part of the commerce of the region.

I’m experimenting with converting some of my photos to black and white. I’ve tried doing so before, but was never quite satisfied with the results. Regular posting to this photo blog has helped me grow artistically to the point where I dare to try it again.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.

4 comments:

Cyn said...

Your photos are stunning. I'm a downstate Illinoisian and I love the midwestern prairie. You capture it with beautiful simplicity.

James said...

Cyn, thanks for the kind words. Funny how in Illinois, everything outside of Chicago is "downstate." I stopped by your blog and enjoyed it immensely. You do with words what I try to do with pictures - take people places.

Jem said...

Love the blue tones in this shot James - very nice :)

James said...

Thanks, Jem!