Sunday, December 11, 2016

No Denying It

Picnic Season Is Over

I went out for milk before the snow got too serious yesterday and ended up taking photos. One of my favorite spots on Lake Mendota looked downright haunted. A plane did crash nearby in 1944 and the 17-year-old pilot was listed as seriously injured. I wonder what happened to him, I've sent inquiries. 
On a lighter note, this was also the location of a long time summer camp. Still creepy.

There are hills on both sides and I wouldn't try driving down there today. Or would I? I am a bit of an idiot

32 comments:

  1. Love the editing of this, it feels Victorian

    Thank you for linking up

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  2. Thanks, OneDad, I started playing around with the CA monochrome setting on my camera. Never knew I even had it and I love the look because this spot has history.

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  3. Its too cold -- otherwise no problem jumping in to a haunted lake, nah...no problem at all. Reminds me of the scene in a scary movie where you should at the screen ' nooooo, don't go there...." Lovely way you photographed this.... I see your comment above -- I need to get off auto and learn how to do more stuff like that from my camera.

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    1. I don't even want to look at the temperature. Okay, now I'm curious, hold on...it's 26 right now so not as bad as I thought. That is the warmest temp of the week by far. Hey, aren't you in FL right now? probably used that setting once years ago when I got the camera, then it was like it didn't exist. I try to use manual as often as possible but sometimes auto or other settings do it better. I accidentally used another one I didn't know existed last night when using the tripod. Will put those up soon.

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  4. Oh it's 26 degrees? Yikes, comparable to that, our 40ties weather is still nice than. Love what you did with the photo - it does look haunted and bleak! Many thanks for sharing your experience with ALL SEASONS and hope your week will warm up, or at least the sun will shine:)

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    1. Well it's 12˚ right now, JSG, high of 11˚ tmw, brrrrrrrr. Getting harder and harder to handle the pool. Forties seems cold for you, is that normal for this time of year? Just playing around with the monochrome setting, seems fitting for this time of year.

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    1. That when the second snowfall started and I think the last time I will be able to go outside without screaming. The car said 8˚ on my way home tonight and I'm not Norge enough for that.

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  6. A very moodfull photo!
    Happy Christmas time from Germany

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    1. Thanks, Mascha, it's one of my favorite spots to go when I'm moody.

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  7. Very pretty scene. It looks great in sepia.

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    1. I've taken a shine to the monochrome option on my camera's CA setting lately and this shore has been a good subject.

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  8. I love the photo. It's very eerie.

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    1. Thanks, I just used the CA setting and chose a sepia monochrome. I'm sure the camera did a better job than I could.

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  10. Beautiful nice and serene and I agree good editing :-)

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    1. I'd love to take an edit credit, but I came across this camera setting whilst fiddling about, Steve. I think I cropped and resized it, does that count.

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  11. What a lovely photo.
    Thank you so much for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/12/dominus-flevit.html

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    1. Thanks, Sue, it's no Jerusalem, but I like it alright.

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  12. ha,ha, I bet on a sunny day it doesn't look haunted at all, on the contrary... I like the edit and the story that you found out about it.

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    1. When the walking pier and bench are up just down from here it's almost unparalleled in the sunshine.

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  13. 17 year old pilot? Now, that is a story! I see why this place gives you the haunted, creepy feeling. #WordlessWednesday

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    1. I asked around and found out a few more interesting things about him, Ruth. Turns out someone on FB knew his mother.

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  14. Does look desolate, but I'm picturing it bright sunny day and sitting on that picnic table enjoying the sunshine and a peanut butter sandwich. Did you end up taking that drive? haha Great info. Bet it was lively as a Summer camp with lots of kids/people milling around. Thanks for visiting and linking. Happy week!!

    Peabea@Peabea Scribbles

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    1. I drove around a bit and froze my tuchus off getting a few shots of Christmas lights. It was pretty though and I knew the weather would get too miserable to take more night shots later in the week. Peanut butter would be a good choice for a bike or hike and I just saw a young couple at that picnic bench a few weeks ago. It was a boy's camp, I went to the camp south of there.

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  15. What a lovely shot, it feels as if it was a scene from a movie. No wonder the picnic season is over, however enjoying views like this can never go wrong.
    Happy Holiday Season!

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    1. It felt like that, all dramatic and fluffy not knowing what the storm would bring and the first real snow of the season.

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    1. It was just getting started in that photo, thanks.

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  17. Fantastic photo ~ very ethereal ~ thanks!

    Wishing you peace in your days ~ ^_^

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    1. Thanks Carol, wish me not sliding off the road today.

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