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A Sample of Pop’s “Bee” Images

Predator

Some of Your Beeswax

Sedum Bumbler

Look of Defiance

Chicory Bee

Bumbling Bees

Garden Cafe

Buzz By Here - To Infinity and Beyond

Pick Your Poison

Blind Side Attack

On a Mission

Honey Bee on Sedum

Covering the Cosmos

Center of the Cosmos

Three's a Crowd

Popular Spot

On A Pedestal

On Golden Rod

The Beeline

Messy Hands

Bee on Yellow

Incoming

Bumble Bee Choreography

Messy Hands

A Sample of Pop’s “People” Photo Collection

Considering the Next Move

Sugar and Spice

Front Porch Portrait

Caged Competitor

Early Adoration

Child In the Ligtht

Stroll Through the Weeds

Attention Grabbing

Eye Contact

On the Line

Eyes of Wonder

Rounding the Curve

Troubadours of Basin Spring Park

Down by the Creek

Sun Day

Catching Some Light

EAA Fireworks

Hear Me Roar

People

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Considering the Next Move

Child Portrait, Monochrome, B&W, Candid,
With the look on her face I can’t help but wonder, what was she thinking at the moment this photo was snapped.

This image was taken during an afternoon with family in Ohio. Our granddaughter was away from the group, exploring the surroundings at a park.  As you can see, I was keeping my eye (and focus) on her and snapping photos.

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All of the photos I post are available for purchase. (I’m not sure why you would want to purchase this one unless you were family, but I invite you to check out some of the others on this site.)  If you’d like to buy one, click on the blue “Buy this Online” bar below for a variety of print and frame options or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options.

Sugar and Spice

Child, Portrait, Baby, Toddler, Girl, Monochrome

What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice. That’s what little girls are made of.

This is a portrait of one of our granddaughters.  We were blessed to have an opportunity to spend a little time with her and her parents recently.

Of course, whenever we have the pleasure of visits with any of the grandchildren, I usually try and grab a few photos. After this visit, as we were driving home, I told my wife I was disappointed that I wasn’t able to get any good photos of our granddaughter.  When I downloaded the day’s images to my computer I was delighted to find this gem.  This is the only decent image I captured of her on this visit, but it’s a definite keeper.

You can get a better look at those big, beautiful eyes by clicking on the photo. When you do, a full-screen version will open in a new browser tab.

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Front Porch Portrait

Portrait, Senior Portrait, Rural, Porch
Occasionally I have the opportunity to photograph people. This is a favorite capture from a high school senior portrait shoot.

Portrait photography is challenging.  Since I don’t do a lot of portrait work, it challenges me to think outside of my normal landscape/nature photography box.  Sure, much of the technical and creative aspects are the same, but putting a person in the frame, as the focus of the image, requires a different thought process.

I would focus more on people in my photos if it weren’t for my greatest challenge in portrait work – scheduling. (Remember, photography isn’t my full-time employment.) I can take photos of sunrises or flowers or bugs whenever I have a spare moment.  I just grab my camera bag and go find something pretty or interesting.  To do a portrait shoot, requires planning and cooperation with others – date, time, location, weather, etc..

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Strolling Through the Weeds

Boy, B&W, Monochrome, Portrait, Child,
A young boy, with a contemplative look, strolls through the tall grasses and weeds of an rural farm field.

I don’t often get to shoot photos of people, but when I do, it tends to be close friends or family. I just don’t have the time in my schedule to set up portrait sessions and the work of post processing. In this case, I got to spend some time with this three -year-old cutie – my grandson.  Just the two of us took a little walk in the country…with my camera, of course.

I wasn’t really intending to grab a shot of him.  We were just out for a stroll while Papa (what he calls me) looked for interesting things to photograph. We looked for birds and pretty leaves, talked about, walked over a dry creek bed. The perfect subject eluded us.

It was a tough time to shoot – mid day, under a bright sun.  I didn’t find much that caught my eye. So, naturally, on the walk back I turned the camera on the most interesting thing I could find.

Because of the overpowering contrast created by that bright sun, I thought the best treatment for this shot was to convert it to a monochrome image. I think it turned out well. In fact, one of my all time favorites. (Of course, that’s from the Grandpa in me as much as the artist.)

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Attention Grabbing

Baby, Monochrome, Portrait, B&W, Infant, Child Portrait
Something’s captured her attention. This is our granddaughter at the age of wonder and development.  She’s learning more about the world around her and how to navigate it.  At this stage, she was just learning to sit up on her own.  I love the stabilizing grip she has on the afghan behind her.

You can get a better look by viewing the larger version – available by clicking on the photo.

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Eyes of Wonder

Baby, Baby Portrait, Child Blue Eyes, Pretty
That look of innocence and wide-eyed wonder is priceless.  On a recent visit, I made sure to get on the floor with our granddaughter and my camera.

The camera is a proven baby attractant; an immediate point of interest for the short-lived attention span of youngsters.  The challenge is to move close enough to fill the frame with your subject and still keep out of reach. I usually spend a lot of time scooting backward and snapping a lot of photos in hopes of snagging one or two good shots.  This is one of my favorites.

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Rounding the Curve

Senior Portrait, Chair, Girl, Woman, Portrait, Road, Yellow Line, Casual
My niece is entering into her senior year in high school.  She asked if I would take her senior portrait photos. We got a bunch of good shots. (Actually, too many.  It makes it hard to choose.)  This one is my favorite…or one of my favorites…at least in the top five….

And, for those who may wonder – Yes, I do portrait work…weddings…etc.  As long as I can fit it into my schedule. Contact me if you’d like to talk about it.

You can see more of that beautiful smile in a larger version by clicking on the photo.

Troubadours of Basin Spring Park


Colorful street musicians entertain visitors to Basin Spring Park in the heart of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

I rarely engage in “street photography.”  This couple offered themselves as easy targets and the resulting image, in my mind, is priceless.  I realize, most people wont find anything special here – it doesn’t reveal the awesome light of a landscape sunrise, the intricate design of a floral macro or the wonder of a well crafted nature photo.  Still, it is special to me because, within its frame, I find so many interesting elements. The more I stare at it, the more I see. Let me start a list…

The musicians, themselves; an interesting couple to say the least. I find their expressions and attire intriguing. I wonder if they are romantically engaged or simply musically engaged. (By the way, as musicians and singers, they were quite enjoyable.)

Then there’s the instruments. These something highly appealing to me about an aged, well-worn guitar.  Zooming in, I couldn’t tell the brand, but the fret board has “125th Anniversary” printed with pearl inlay.

The upright bass shows comfortable wear, but what grabs my eye is the rosette (made of terrycloth, or some similar material) on the head.

The gal’s knee brace reveals something about injury and personal struggle.

Her boots are an interesting match with the Under Armor knee socks.

The banjo on the bench.  An interesting accessory.

The banjo case at their feet – a collection point for appreciative patrons (a couple dollars visible) with the “Hobo Knife” bumper sticker.

Both have some interesting tattoos on their arms.

That’s a good start.  I purposely left out a few other items that I find interesting, to give you a chance to point them out.  If you see something that catches your eye, leave a comment below.

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