A Time for Photography: Madeline Island

I’ve never had time to just hang out somewhere and take photos for a week. That’s what I was able to do (thanks to my awesome workplace) earlier this month. I took a landscape photography class at the Madeline Island School for the Arts.

Madeline Island lies off the Bayfield peninsula in northern Wisconsin. It’s adjacent to (but not part of) the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

The class focused on sunrise and sunset photography. This made for long days, but it was worth it. The class was life-changing and life-affirming. I knew I had a good eye — I told my fellow students I learned photography “by osmosis” from my mother — but I’ve never had any formal training in it. An F-stop? ISO? What are those? I got a crash course and affirmative feedback, but am still learning.

I’d like to share some of my favorites from the week with you. Locations include Joni’s Beach, Grant’s Point, Big Bay State Park, Black Shanty Road wetlands, the art school grounds, and Devil’s Island.

As always, feel free to use my images, but please give me (Marie Zhuikov) credit.

Enjoy the show!

11 thoughts on “A Time for Photography: Madeline Island

    • Thanks, Vickie! My camera is nothing high-end. It’s an old Nikon D5600 that I originally helped my son buy. Then he upgraded and I bought out the remainder from him. My tripod broke during the class, so almost all of these images were taken “by hand.” (I think my son also inherited the photography gene!)

  1. Excellent photos, Marie! You do have a good eye and to me that is the most important thing. I am very impressed and enjoyed these very much – professional quality! You learned well from your mother. What a great opportunity for you!

    • Thank you! Yes, I think I learned from this class that a good eye is more important than fancy equipment. But I suppose a bit of an upgrade in my equipment can’t hurt, ha ha. I appreciate your comments.

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