Milwaukee really comes alive in the summer. Below are photos taken when the AVP (domestic pro beach volleyball tour) stopped at Bradford Beach in Milwaukee July 4 weekend. With John Hyden/Tri Bourne and Kerri Walsh Jennings/April Ross being the champions. See all the photos here.
Tri Bourne (left) and John Hyden (right) celebrate after bringing the finals to championship-point:
Lauren Fendrick Hugs Brooke Sweat after an error as most onlookers watch gold-medalist Kerri Walsh in the 3-set finals:
Kerri Walsh celebrates her first AVP Milwaukee championship:
John Hyden Celebrates AVP Milwaukee championship with 25 year-old partner and first-time AVP champion Tri Bourne:
Walsh/Ross often had a hard time handling Sweat’s serves in the finals:
Fendrick shows off her athleticism as well with this bump-set:
All eyes on the ball, during this close point in the finals (I can’t remember if it was in or out):
Bourne rolls the ball around Dalhausser’s large block in the finals:
Hyden hits line as Sean Rosenthal gets ready for the dig during the finals:
Dalhausser about to rip a jumpserve:
Below are on-boat portraits I took while boating with my friend Party Boy and his family during a beautiful June day in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Party Boy’s Natural Habitat
Daughter and Mother
Nephew Steers, Uncle Leads
Kids Leave Cabin
Zach has me more than a little scared here.
Hailey Shoots Me
My right hand was on my camera while Party Boy’s young niece took this photo. Obviously I had to then do something especially cool with my left arm.
Party Boy Steers
That’s MIAD (Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design) in the background. MIAD definitely has some great locations in Milwaukee’s 3rd Ward, including this one.
Zach Leaves Cabin
Zach Takes Aim
Hailey and My Knee
Franklin, the lovable inflatable, makes a blurry green cameo.
Overall, a great day and night!
I took some photos during a Milwaukee Spring evening out. Locations include La Perla (Mexican Restaurant), Lake Shore Park, and Downtown.
I just brought out a light/small/inexpensive lens, “the nifty fifty,” Canon’s EF 50mm f/1.8 lens on my Canon 5Dmk3. Photos were processed in Lightroom and about a third also had some work done in Photoshop as well. To see all 17 photos in the gallery click here.
Milwaukee Spring Night Photos AT LA PERLA FOR DINNER AND DRINKS:
Genius direction, “Um, look at the fire.” On La Perla’s patio.
🙂 Also on the patio.
Awww, I think they like each other. On the other side of the room, a guy was humping a girl on the motorized kid ride.
AT LAKE SHORE STATE PARK after dinner:
I had some sweet red-light timing on this.
Milwaukee Art Museum seen through the Lake Shore bridge. This is genius because they both have pokey things.
The girls consider jumping off the Lake Shore Bridge.
I also call this picture “Art Sauce,” but the lighting was at least done in camera. Makes me feel a little better.
A relaxing night.
Lake Shore… Marina? Whatever you call that protected water area.
Also, genius compositing by me.
These sissy ducks were totally scared of me and my evil camera.
If you could turn the camera to your left a little, you would see some mischevious kids.
This is where I park my imaginary boat.
DOWNTOWN at golden-hour before going to dinner:
The museum and the plant are competing to see who can spread their wings better. It’s a close call.
People love to hate this sculpture. But see how much fun it is?