View from Gills Rock
We spent the weekend in Door County, the northeast peninsula of Wisconsin that juts into Lake Michigan, and which is often referred to as “The Cape Cod of the Midwest.” I actually set my alarm so that we could get up when the sun came up. Too bad I chose the Summer Solstice,the longest day of the year, for an early morning shoot. Even though I slept great–I usually do when I’m camping unlike my insomniac nights at home–the alarm went off way before either of us were ready to get up. Nonetheless Sherpa and I lugged ourselves out of our sleeping bags and into the fresh air. Armed with camera equipment, we headed north to the shores of Lake Michigan.
I was rewarded with a few moody shots, including these that I photographed from the northern tip of Door County, gazing into the purple mist of the lake. (This particular area is called Death’s Doorway. Washington Island, not too far in the distance, is hidden from view by the morning mist. Evidently more than a few sailors have lost their lives trying to pass this way.)
When I decided to try to put these three photos together as a triptych, I called on the computer skills of my younger daughter. She’s not majoring in Computer Science for nothing! I have no idea how she managed to get these together. Though I might have played around with the proportions of the black framing if I’d had a clue, I’m greatly appreciative she put them together for me. The software I found on a Google search for stitching a triptych was for Windows, nothing my Mac nor I want to fuss with at the moment. Maybe someone out there knows how to make a triptych without using Photoshop. I don’t think it’s something that Aperture can do, though I may be wrong about that.
We packed a lot of shooting into the weekend, so there will be many more Door County photographs to come.