Governor Dodge State Park (Part 1): Night Photos

A couple of weeks ago I got to go to a brand new (to me) state park and camp. The night was crisp and clear so I got in some night photography before crashing in the tent with my wife and two boys. We played with some light painting using a stick from the fire. Sometimes the simplest setups are the most fun.

Camping at Kohler Andrea this past weekend

I’ve definitely been enjoying taking my family on more adventures this spring. This past weekend we headed to Kohler Andrae State Park. It’s a short drive from Port Washington and offers Lake Michigan sand dunes and unique forest that are especially diverse because of the lake’s natural cooling effects. We felt the effects of this “natural air conditioning” as well. With temperatures dipping into the low 30’s, it barely felt like spring, but we had a great time none the less.

The lake also brought along a lot of fog our first night. It almost felt like being in the PNW with the damp air and tall pines. The fog made for some really great photos of the trees, like the one above.

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Two fires. One in the sky and one at camp.

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Enjoying the last bites of supper as the sun sets.

 

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Warming up with some oatmeal in the morning.

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Hanging out in the forest. I’ve really seen my kids blossom into nature lovers this spring.