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August 4, 2008 / Bo Mackison

Sunset Harbor

Fish Creek Harbor

Fish Creek Harbor

The weather was changeable in Door County – sunny skies followed by thunderheads and a brief storm just after sunset. Then at midnight, the skies cleared and the Milky Way poured a hazy band of white light that spanned the sky in a celestial arch. The moon was fully new and the stars put on a deafening show. Can stars be deafening? In the northern part of Wisconsin, with no light pollution to diminish the show, yes – the stars were truly deafening in their splendor.


  1. Ron in L.A. / Aug 4 2008 3:51 pm

    Nice image Barbara, very nice…

    R(etc… )

  2. Preston Surface / Aug 4 2008 8:39 pm

    Wow, what a shot. I would like to walk out to the end of that pier, cast my line. then sit back and enjoy the view.

  3. Marcie / Aug 5 2008 12:24 pm

    Stunning sky!!!

  4. Gandalf / Aug 5 2008 1:36 pm

    Threatening and beautiful at the same time. Your imagery of the night sky and the stars is as vivid as your photo. You have a way with words as well as the camera.

  5. Grace / Aug 5 2008 3:29 pm

    you are a poetress, Bo…with your photos and your words…

    “the stars were truly deafening in their splendor.”

    Oh, that was GREAT

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  7. amuirin / Aug 7 2008 6:14 pm

    Can stars be deafening?

    I wouldn’t usually think of them that way, but I really like the sound of the words.

    The photo is very unusual, almost like two totally different world colliding. Heaven above, and the austure, dimming harbor down below.

  8. lady.percy / Aug 14 2008 6:44 pm

    I absolutely love this picture. Just the contrast between the sun and the cloudy, darkening sky, and the lake is beautiful.

  9. VoiD / Aug 29 2008 9:01 am

    very nice pic!

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