Welcome to Voice of the River Valley
Voice is an arts and culture magazine published and distributed in the Driftless Area of southwestern Wisconsin. Voice is focused on the individuals, events, organizations, businesses and communities of the Lower Wisconsin and Sugar-Pecatonica River Basins — including Arena, Avoca, Dodgeville, Lone Rock, Mineral Point, Mazomanie, Muscoda, Plain, Prairie du Sac, Richland Center, Sauk City and Spring Green. Each month up to 4,000 copies of Voice are distributed at more than 180 fine galleries, shops, cafes, restaurants and libraries in 21 cities, towns and villages in six counties across the region.
January’s cover image was taken southwest of Muscoda by Josh Thompson of Driftless Hills Photography and Metal Works. Josh resides in Clyde Township and photographs everything from astrophotography to weddings. Josh says of his cover image: “Startrails are achieved by either running one extremely long exposure or taking multiple images of the stars back-to-back and ‘stacking’ them to show the rotation of the earth. This is a circumpolar stacked image of 137 separate 30-second exposures with Polaris just above the windmill and the rest of the night sky rotating around it. The single images can also be used to make a timelapse video of the movement of the sky.” Thanks to Josh for contributing to our cover! For more of his work, see Facebook and Instagram and contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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