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A Sample of Pop’s “Bee” Images

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

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

Pops Photos

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Sunrise Solo

Lighthouse, Kewaunee, WI, Lake Michigan, Sunrise
A solitary seagull surveys the beauty of a Lake Michigan sunrise as it emerges beyond the Kewaunee, Wisconsin lighthouse and pier.

This is a scene from mid October, 2016.  It was a rough morning on the lake.  Of course, I was shooting from the shore, staying far enough away from the waves breaking on the beach to keep my equipment dry.  The gull was a nice addition.  It isn’t the only one in the sky.  If you view the larger version of this, you’ll be able to see a few others nearer the lighthouse.

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The Bright Dark of Night

City, Night, City Lights, Milwaukee, Riverwalk,
In the deep dark of night, the city waterway reflects lights of life. This is a view along the Riverwalk in downtown Milwaukee, WI.

This is an image I captured a couple of years ago. A photography friend from the Milwaukee area took me to some great spots for some night photography. I was looking through some of the shots I took that night but never got around to processing. I thought this one was worth a little effort.

I had posted another image from this taken the same night from this same area, in color, awhile back. (See Big City Serenity) This one, in monochrome tones, has become my favorite of the two. Take a look at the other one to see which one is more appealing to you.

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Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory

Pano, Panoramic, Lighthouse, Algoma, Lake Michigan
Sometimes it is difficult to fit all of the beauty in one frame. This pre-sunrise view from the harbor of Algoma, Wisconsin, took a compilation of five separate images.

The travel site, Expedia, recently named Algoma as “Most Beautiful Town” in Wisconsin.  I believe they must have been there on a day like this.  In their words…

Of the most beautiful towns in Wisconsin, Algoma, the Park of Flowers, caught our eye. It’s tucked along the shores of Lake Michigan, boasting buildings and homes that are more than 100 years old. Stare out at the shimmery waters at Crescent Beach and catch sight of the red Algoma Pierhead Lighthouse, while meandering along the boardwalk. During your visit, slip into von Stiehl Winery, the state’s oldest licensed winery, which is located in a Civil War-era building, with a terrace overlooking the lake.

This scene was photographed on the same morning I photographed, “Serious Sunrise;” an image I posted earlier.  You can view it, for comparison HERE.

This is one of those images that don’t display well in on my blog’s small page format.  You should click on the image to view a wider, full-screen, panoramic version.

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You’re So Vain

Orchid, Flower, Macro, Exotic

These exquisite orchids were photographed at an indoor, botanical garden. Sorry, I didn’t note the variety.

When it comes to orchids, there is a lot of variety. There are over 28,000 species in the Orchidaceae family. Just do a search for orchid images and you’ll get an idea of the many beautiful, unusual, amazing – and sometimes silly – varieties exist.

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Rough Opening

Lighthouse, Kewaunee, Sunrise, Waves, Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan offered a turbulent scene as the waves rolled into the western shore past the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse and pier just after sunrise.

This was taken on an October morning in 2016.  Occasionally I try a different perspective, like this view, framed by the trees on the shore.

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Woodland Floor Decor

Mushroom, Mushrooms, Macro, RedThis was a delightful find on an autumn walk through the woods in northeast Wisconsin.  The tallest of these tiny red mushrooms was about 2 inches.

We stumbled upon these while trekking to some waterfall site in Marinette County, Wisconsin.  We found a number of colorful mushrooms on that trip.

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The Autumn Heart

Leaf, Red, Autumn, Heart, Heart Shaped
An early morning sunrise, shining behind this leaf on one of our lilac bushes, brought out its brilliant fall color and intricate detail.

This is one of those times where something just caught my eye.  I was walking by a window, just about sunrise, when I noticed this bright leaf on a bush. I quickly grabbed my camera, hoping to catch the beauty before the shaft of light piercing the bush moved off this leaf.  I was there in time.

I love big landscape vistas.  I also love the smaller vistas.  As I always say – whatever catches my eye.

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Caged Competitor

Baseball, Baseball Player, Fence, Sports, Portrait
The season may be over, but this is one baseball player who remains serious about his game.

This is one of my favorites from a recent “senior portrait” shoot. Baseball was an important part of this young man’s high school career so they wanted some photos of him in his uniform.

The basic idea for this shot (ball player looking through the fence) was brought to me by the subject’s parent who saw a similar shot on Pinterest and wanted us to try it. During the shoot, we made a quick trip to a nearby, small town ball field to grab a few shots. I believe the version she showed me was in color but, while I was working on it, I thought a gritty, monochrome style would best suit the players mood.

There are a lot of things that make this a favorite for me.  First, the general mood of the shot. You can easily imagine a story behind this image. (In fact, several stories.)

I also like the detail of the ball, glove and uniform. Don’t miss other interesting touches…like the bruises on the player’s elbow (An element that adds to the story), the tufts of grass on the unkempt infield, the way the light poles and the wisps of clouds frame the photo.  (I wish I would have thought to throw a bat on the field in the background.)

The one aspect I question…  Is the fence too distracting?  Of course, it’s important to this scene, but  I think it is almost too symmetrical around the facial features. I didn’t try to get it that way, it’s just the stance he took.  I think it might seem more natural if the fence didn’t intersect right on the bridge of the nose and chin.  If it was just offset a little to one side or another it might seem more natural, less posed.  Of course, now I might be just nit-picking.  What do you think?  (If it didn’t occur to you before I mentioned it, than it is just me being the nit-picky perfectionist.)

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Serious Sunrise


Sunrise, Algoma, WI, Lake MichiganThere was a very serious mood to this morning’s sky as the sun breached the horizon behind the lighthouse and pier at Algoma, Wisconsin.  It was a good morning to be on Lake Michigan’s western shore.

I was up early to make my way to Algoma, hoping for a worthwhile sunrise. I was not disappointed. The temperatures were cool but the sky had a warming effect…at least on the psyche.  This shot was taken from the harbor embankment at the marina.

I’ve got a few other good shots from this vantage point that I’ll be working on when time allows.  Watch for a wide, panorama shot of this morning’s sunrise in the future.

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Carnival of Autumn Color

Sumac, Colorful, Autumn, Fall Foliage, Fall
The wide variety of hues in this patch of sumac reminded me of the bright colors you might find at an autumn carnival.

I had a few minutes before I had to be an an appointment so I thought I would make a quick stop at a local waterfall to, hopefully, catch a beautiful fall scene.  Well, the waterfall didn’t have much water falling; barely a trickle.  Even if it were flowing, there wasn’t much color in the foliage surrounding it.  However, there was a small patch of sumac in the area that was bursting with color. Normally the sumac turns a bright red. I’ve not encountered sumac in transition with such a wide range of colors before.  It made my stop worthwhile.

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