two photographs by Robert Kotchen
April 2010

Lake Michigan, 1

This photo of Lake Michigan, seen from Milwaukee, was made with a camera mounted on a tripod. The shutter speed was (I'm guessing) one-sixtieth of a second, fast enough to record the slight swells in the water and define the breaking edge of a wave near the shore, slow enough so that the movement of the wave blurs that breaking edge.

Lake Michigan, 2

Without moving the camera, this second photo was made with an exposure closer to two minutes.

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