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Kohler-Andrea State Park Sand Dunes 2 by Trey Foerster

June 2022 - Kohler-Andrea State Park Sand Dunes 2

June 2022 - Trey Foerster


About the Image(s)

Named for John Michael Kohler and Terry Andrae state parks in Wisconsin, Kohler-Andrae is the home of majestic sand dunes, miles of golden beach, shimmering blue Lake Michigan water, whispering pines, an abundance of wildlife and recreational activities. Kohler-Andrae State Park is one of the last natural preserves along the Lake Michigan shore. More than 400 known plant species are found in the park, including more than 50 different tree species. Many plants that grow in the dune areas of the park are very specialized and found only in this area. The "Kohler Dunes Natural Area" has many unique examples of dune vegetation and protects some threatened species as well. This image gives more of the scape of the sand dunes than the previous image in May. Tech stuff: e/a6, 1/250 sec, ISO 1000 (it was a windy evening), 22mm focal length, aperture priority 3.8, center weighted average metering, aperture priority mode. Standard LR and PS processing, then into Topaz Studio for various presets, then back into LR and PS for finishing touches.

2 comments posted

Quang Phan   Quang Phan
Hi Trey, thank you for sharing a beautiful place of sand dunes landscape. The composition of the photo clearly shows that 2/3 of the area speaks for its subject. The pale yellow color of the sand very faithfully describes the color. With windy weather you have set the appropriate speed to not blur the shaken plants. In my opinion, the green trunk in the middle really obstructs the view even if you try to bring it to the left when cropping it, but that's nature, sometimes avoiding this position can't be. Nice done   Posted: 06/29/2022 21:53:19

Rich James   Rich James
Trey, I just don't associate saying sand dunes and Wisconsin in the same sentence. It's fascinating! I'm wondering though if there's a story or focus here that I'm missing? It's well shot and you've captured minute details, but my eye wanders over it looking for a focus. Maybe the small tree at center? Anyway, it certainly looks like an area worth exploring, thanks for opening my eyes to it!   Posted: 06/30/2022 13:57:55


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