Archive for the ‘Milwaukee’ Category

“All the world’s a stage
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts.”
William Shakespeare, “As You Like It”
Same alley, two different views. If you click on the images, you’ll get a more accurate version.

worlds a stage portrait


worlds a stage landscape

I think I prefer the first, vertical approach as being more dramatic with the buildings and lit windows fully visible in the background. The second one makes those buildings non-players and focuses attention more clearly on the “stage.”

In either case, the security lighting was so intensely golden bright that I had no choice but to desaturate the colors, reasoning that this wasn’t about the colors anyway but about the scene itself.


Last one of this series: Milwaukee’s RiverWalk at night.

good night

More river. More walking. More lights.





If you could photograph feelings, this is me yelling “Happy! Happy! Happy!”


I am always and ever more an Edward Hopper fan. I don’t know if he visited Milwaukee when he was alive, but his spirit was surely wandering around with me when I was there a few nights ago.

my milwaukee hopper

It would have been nice to see a lone office worker in one of those windows to complete the illusion, but I’m happy with what I got.