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Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin at Night

Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin at Night
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All summer my daughter and I have wanted to photograph Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin at night.  Our schedules never seem to line up, and if they did; the weather would not cooperate.  We decided at about 8:30 pm, it was now or never.

This is the last night before her first day back for college. Rain was in the forecast within fours hours time.  We had to get moving or this wasn’t going to happen at all.

Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin Steel Bridge at Night

 

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Our list included five different shot locations to photograph Sturgeon Bay at night.  Although, the weather didn’t hold out long enough for us to get to each location. High winds and thick fog rolled in about an hour before the storm. It wasn’t a problem.  We had time to get in some shots of the steel bridge in a variety of locations and lighting situations.

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Since my husband’s rule is I can’t go out photographing at night by myself, our daughter has always accompanied me. Normally, she just hangs around and talks to me.  Never shoots anything.

This summer, I gave her a camera and lens that she could also take up night photography.  This was the first time we were able to go together.


After a few minutes I quickly knew she had been reading online.  Although, from her experience – people don’t always tell you every little piece of information.  They like to assume you understand, or know a few steps.

Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin Bridge at Night

K got a really good feel for night photography in the short time we were out.  I found out she had went out and tried to capture the night skies on her own and was disappointed with the results.

After my basic instruction she walked away with some keepers and the basic knowledge needed to try photographing on her own. She is hooked.  Haha!  My plan worked.  Welcome to the dark side Miss K.  🙂

Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin at Night - Sturgeon Bay Steel Bridge Photography Print
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Back to photographing the bridge.  The Sturgeon Bay steel bridge was built in 1929 and opened July 4, 1931.  It is a on the historic register of deeds. Of the bridges in Sturgeon Bay it most certainly takes a fair share of repair work.  The Steel Bridge Song Festival held in June each year was started to save this beautiful bridge.

Door County Wisconsin at Night - Sturgeon Bay Steel Bridge Photography Print

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Another shot of the bridge and we will move on to another location.  We were battling with wind on this side of the bridge and our lens were starting to fog up. Time to move on.

 

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Fred A Busse Chicago Fireboat at Night

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Lining the docks along the bay between the two bridges in downtown Sturgeon Bay are tugboats, Coast Guard boats and the Fred Busse Chicago Fireboat.  The retired Chicago fireboat was restored to hold passengers for tours along the bay.  This portion of the city is one of my favorite places to visit.

 

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Thank you for stopping in and checking out my shots of Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin at night.  Hope you enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed spending the night walking around photographing them.

 

 

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