Thursday, July 18, 2013

Cool Images for summer heat!

I don't know about where you live, but here in Wisconsin, it's been hideously hot.

Yes, I know, it could be worse, we could live in a place that boasts 100+ temps.

But consider this, when your body has to cope with the wild weather changes of the extreme Wisconsin landscape, anything from 98 degrees and humid in the summer to 40 below zero and frigid in the winter, have a little pity on us folks, please!

My favorite summertime pics are beach pics.  But who wants to go melt at the beach, seriously, when it's so hot? 

Here are two images that will hopefully cool your spirit and provide a soothing balm. 

The first, is a frequent site at Henes Park in Menominee Michigan, the rock piles along the shore that people have been constructing for fun. 

Rock Piles at Henes Park Shoreline, Lily Silver, 2013

The second photo is a close up I took from the shoreline at Red Arrow Park, a popular beach where people go to soothe their need for water fun. 

These goofy birds were settled on the pilions from an old dock, perching together like a bunch of old men at a tavern spot.  The diversity of the gathered birds struck me. I used a zoom lens to take this shot.

Birds gathered at Red Arrow Beach, Lily Silver, 2013

Stay cool in this horrible heat wave, and remember to take special care of your camera and lenses.
If you have a 35mm, be extra careful about leaving it in the car as the lenses can get so hot, and the metal (plastic) as well.  We don't want to sacrifice our prize cameras this summer. Take it with you, don't leave it in the hot car.

Keep Clicking that shutter button!   

Lily Silver