I visited Wisconsin Dells, WI about a month ago. After much crazed anticipation, I finally got the film back from the lab. I’ve decided to split the post in two parts, this will be the first part, with photos shot mainly around the Dells. These photos were taken with a Minolta SRTSC2 with 28mm f3.5 or 16mm f2.8 fisheye, and Fuji Provia 100F Slides. I am sure the temp wasn’t correct at the lab, they looked a little funny. It took me a while to complete the color correction, however, the slides look a lot better on top of my light box than they do as scans. Set back of digitizing. Anywho, let’s begin our journey.
Crossing the bridge near Gary Indiana. You really don’t need signs to tell you you’re passing through Gary Indiana. You will see several massive industrial complex’s with smoke stacks and it’s even better at night when they are lit up with glowing orange lights. Also, you will notice metal bridges and massive storage tanks that lends a heavy industrial feel to the place.
Wisconsin Welcomes You! I always have to take a photo when crossing the state line! I’m not sure why some photos are darker on the right hand side, must be the shutter curtain sticking. There are a couple with this issue.
Amtrek Station, Wisconsin Dells, WI . This one is for Christopher. Christopher and his trains and all their glory.
Dells Bells. I thought the fish-eye lens gave a pleasant effect to the wedding chapel.
Main Street, Wisconsin Dells. Trying to beat traffic to take this shot. It is looking back at Main Street in Downtown Wisconsin Dells.
The Original Wisconsin Ducks. It’s doing that weird shutter-curtain lag again. Who cares? This is the Original Wisconsin Ducks WWII amphibian vehicle. Calm yourselves, we will ride it later.
Corner at Downtown Wisconsin Dells. Some nice buildings in downtown. It was early in the morning.
A decked out Famous Daves. They have great BBQ ribs there, I haven’t gone inside this particular one, but it seems like it’s all decked out with stickers. Very eye catching.
16mm Fisheye Street Photography. A friend of mine was joking around, saying that I should use the 16mm fish-eye lens for street photography. Well, here you go. The fact is, the subject in this photo is about 2 arms length away from me.
“Rail Dogs” This place wasn’t open that day, but seems like a very nice food stand. Definitely love the decor.
The bridge separates the upper and lower dells. One of the vista points at the river walk. The bridge is the portal to downtown Wisconsin Dells.
I love how the corvette parks.I know it’s crappy light, but it’s good enough for you to see the nice parking job.
The original wisconsin ducks “INCHON”. exaggerating
“Hello walker, Hello Scooter” I forgot my waist level finder for the Exakta, (accidentally left it in the car on the EXA) so I didn’t really attempt to take many street photos. This one is about as close as you’re going to get. I spotted the lady with the walker walking across the street while the scooter is coming from the other side. I quickly sat down, took off the fisheye, used hyper-focal and sunny 16-ed it with the SRT on my lap.
Have A Swig With NIG! That sign is so awesome.
Warm Beer Lousy Services, Another funny sign behind another bar.
One of the back ally, It looked better in my head before I shot it.
Wisconsin Dells Picker, I know it’s far away and you can’t see it too well, it’s a pop can picker in action on a bicycle.
Best License Plate Ever! I really wonder how much he/she paid for that plate, but its fantastic.
The original Wisconsin ducks in action. Waiting to board the Duck.
A view from the back of the duck. I tell you, these things have some torque, and they are very heavy.
Lower Dells, And… the Duck turns into a boat!
“Piano Rock” The tour guide / driver was pretty great, cracking jokes left and right. He told a great story about this rock.
Dog, Fisherman. Once again you can’t see it because it’s too small, there’s a dog in the front of the boat.
Vines , and I think i have a crush on alleys.
Inside local stores, Getting closer to the classic slide (e-6) tones I am looking for.
Here’s one for all you Stephanie(s).
Red Ridge Ranch, We also went horse back riding out by Mauston, WI.
Inside the stable. This one is going to look great with a Slide Projector.
Look what I found in the trash. Perfect place for a nap!
White, Gray, Brown. More Nappers.
And I have to say the following every time I see the skyline of Chicago: It’s a hundred and six miles to Chicago, we’ve got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark, and we’re wearing sunglasses.- Hit it!