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Member Name: chetekian
Country: USA
State/Region: WI
City: CHETEK
Favorite Place to Watch the Sunset: At the beach at Chetek Lake

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Member's Sunset and Sunrise Photos

  • Through the Mist
    Through the Mist 
    chetekian
    Through the Mist
    In the air that served as the no-mans land in the classic battle between the relatively warm water and the below zero air a heavy mist enshrouded the dam and pond. The ice encrusted sentry on the water's edge seem to ensnare the sun as it burst from the trees across the dam pond. The clouds and the mist formed a halo about the tree that lit up as the sun squirmed her way free, declaring her victory over the frigid darkness.
 
  • Frosted Trees
    Frosted Trees 
    chetekian
    Frosted Trees
    Though the air temp is -15 degrees F the water is still flowing over the dam. It kicks up a mist that drifts down across the trees freezing on the barren branches. As the sun bursts through the trees on the far side of the pond it catches the coating and sets it aglow. The brilliant contrast against the clear blue sky is a glory to behold. Usually a favorite spot for local fisherfolk the persistent snow fall has blanketed their paths and only faint suggestions exist in the unbroken snow.
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  • Wisconsin - Blue on blue
    Wisconsin - Blue on blue 
    chetekian
    Wisconsin - Blue on blue
    At 15 below the snow growls like styrofoam, only in the dead of winter can you walk to the middle of the lake and catch the sun as it first snaps over the horizon. It is eeriely silent only the faint moaning of a suggestive wind, if there were strong gusts it would be unbearable, the snow sparkles with flashes of 3D glory the camera feebily captures, the instant when gossamer glory is impaled by the first rays is fleeting and never fails to take breath away
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  • Ducks in Flight
    Ducks in Flight 
    chetekian
    Ducks in Flight
    The ducks burst from the ice crusted pond as I approached the edge. Their frenzied quacking shattered the silence and the feverish beat of their wings stirred the drifting sunrise illuminated mist. they swirled about the sky for a few minutes then came to the realization there was really nowhere else to go and settled back to the water, unfortunately in deep shadow.
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  • Ducks In the Mist
    Ducks In the Mist 
    chetekian
    Ducks In the Mist
    While the rest of the waterfowl have all migrated to warmer climes these hearty Mallards tenaciously cling to their kingdom. Just down from the dam the water stays open even in the most brutal weather. A local resident feeds them daily and they have lost a lot of their fear of man. At dawn they are already on the move drifting in and out of the mist like wraiths feeding among the ice floes and doing their daily ablutions.
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  • The Beckoning Track
    The Beckoning Track 
    chetekian
    The Beckoning Track
    The winter of 2013-2014 has been a snowmobilers dream. After a warm relatively snow-less one the year before, this one saw snow on the ground from before Thanksgiving through the end of February when this was shot. The trails are nicely groomed and the guttural snarl of the sleds is usually an ongoing soundtrack over the Lakes and Trails of the North Country. However, at 7AM as the new day burst over the treeline it is peaceful and calm. The frigid arctic below-zero air precludes any blurring of the crisp well ridden track. This was shot at trailhead at Gotham Park.
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  • The Beckoning Track (portrait)
    The Beckoning Track (port.. 
    chetekian
    The Beckoning Track (portrait)
    The winter of 2013-2014 has been a snowmobilers dream. After a warm relatively snow-less one the year before, this one saw snow on the ground from before Thanksgiving through the end of February when this was shot. The trails are nicely groomed and the guttural snarl of the sleds is usually an ongoing soundtrack over the Lakes and Trails of the North Country. However, at 7AM as the new day burst over the treeline it is peaceful and calm. The frigid arctic below-zero air precludes any blurring of the crisp well ridden track. This was shot at trailhead at Gotham Park.
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