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A Sample of Pop’s Autumn Foliage Images

Luminescent Leaves

Season Finale

Fall In the Ferns

Fall On the Rocks

Autumn Blues

Sprig of Pearls

Goodbye Gorgeous

Red Velvet

Autumn Upshot

Wonder Leaf

Scarlett Barbs

Autumn's Palette

Cascading Sumac

Fall Arrangement

Fall Leaf Patterns

Turning Red

Two Leaves Left On the Right

Color Coordination - Autumn Leaves

Autumn Glory

Beautiful Branch

Sumac in the Sun

Little Show Off

Autumn Upshot

A Sample of Pop’s Sunrise Collection

Wisps of Light

Bright Future

Sunrise of Hope

Gold Standard

Red Sky at Morning

Wide Awakening

Dreamscape

Wide Eyed Sunrise

Sun & Surf Rising

Dawn's Brighter Light

Crimson Tide

Moody Morning

Dawn of Promise

Sweet Distraction

Sunrise Frolic

Algoma Sunrise Panorama

Beaming Breakthrough

Backlit-Lighthouse-08-20-11

Break of Dawn

Sunrise Sedation

Morning Walk

Sunrise Brushstrokes

Risin' and Shinin'

Summertime Sunrise

Algoma Sunbeam Panorama

Bathed in Beams

Early Amber Rising

Lighthouse Bling - Portrait

Lighthouse Bling

Morning Farm Field

Sunrise Pano 07-14-11

Sunrise Siren Call

Kewaunee Morning Glory

Morning on the Pier

Kewaunee's Premium Blend

Morning Beam

Winter Lighthouse

Kewaunee Morning Sunrise - 08/14-10

Going Fishing - 08-14-10

The Break of Dawn

Burning Off the Fog

Fishing Glory

A Brighter Beacon

Peace Like a River

Winter Beach - Color

Winter Beach - Sepia-toned

Fire & Ice Sunrise

Kewaunee Morning Glory

Algoma Sunrise Panorama

Kewaunee Lighthouse at Sunrise

Emerging from the Darkness

Leaf, Leaves, Colorful, Sprout, Spring
Soon, the snow will fade from the forest floor and the trees will wake from their winter slumber and begin to sprout new life.  These are early spring sprouts from a couple of years ago.  I photographed them in a wooded area late in the afternoon, when a combination of light and shadow created a wonderfully dramatic effect.

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Lily of the Light

Easter, Easter Lily, Lily, White Lily, FlowerI took this photo over a year ago.  I had some time and just began fiddling with an Easter lily and light. I enjoy experimenting with new camera settings and lighting arrangements.

During this session I may have taken a hundred photos and I’ll discard 99 of them.  This one I kept for it’s unique look – created by shining a small flashlight on the back of the flower, giving it this luminous quality. A little post processing work and I created something I felt worthy of a post.

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See Through Lace

Lighthouse, Sunrise, Sunset, Winter, Frozen, Cold, Branches, Rocks, Lake Michigan, Kewaunee

You can’t get too much winter in the winter.  ~  Robert Frost

Most of the folks I know would beg to differ with Mr. Frost. In Wisconsin, everyone I know is ready to send winter packing.  Still, though the winter has been brutal this year, you can’t deny the beauty that bitter can produce.

This is another beautiful, winter sunrise over Lake Michigan. With snow on the ground and ice stretching from the shore, this view through the trees of the Kewaunee lighthouse is the perfect image to file away…as a cool reminder…when the dog days of summer are upon us.

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Backyard Sanctum

Flowers, Garden, Statue, Backyard
Nothing is so serene as the blooming backyard flower garden.  This is the place to relax and unwind…immersed in beauty and solitude.

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Liquid Lunar Rising

Full Moon, Fullmoon, Lighthouse, Lake Michigan, Kewaunee, Wisconsin
Distorted by the light-bending qualities of earth’s atmosphere, the full moon rising took on a redish-orange color and an unusual shape as it ascended above the Lake Michigan horizon, behind the Kewaunee, Wisconsin lighthouse and pier.

I would love to get more definition in the features of the moon, but at that low angle, the surface just seems like an undulating mass of mush.

I took several photos this evening.  Check back to see more…soon, I hope.

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Nestled Among the Trees

Full Moon, Trees, Blue, Moon, Luna, Moonset
After a long and, no doubt, exhausting night of work, It appeared as if this beautiful, full moon settled in among the trees for a short rest. Of course, only for a moment before it eventually moved on.

I was out in the very cold, very early morning yesterday to photograph the moon as it set. I took this photo, standing by my garage door, looking to the west across the road, beyond the farm field to a stand of trees some distance away.

Tough to get this shot without a lot of digital noise.  This one didn’t turn out too bad.  At least, good enough to share.

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Hidden Power

Lighthouse, Sunrise, Lake Michigan, Kewaunee, WI
The sun had risen by the time I snapped this image but was being blocked by a low bank of clouds over Lake Michigan. Still, it managed to break through and make it’s presence known behind the Kewaunee, Wisconsin lighthouse and pier.

The image seems kind of dark…but that’s because it was kind of dark…until the sun hit that open band.

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Night Watch Ending

Sunrise, Winter, Frozen, Lake Michigan, Kewaunee, Lighthouse
This was a glorious Sunday morning on the shore of Lake Michigan at Kewaunee, Wisconsin. This is a pre-sunrise shot. The colors were so vivid, I actually had to pull back the saturation.  Even so it still may seem a little over done.

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Winter Blues

Winter, Cold, Ice, Frozen, Lake Michigan, Sunrise, LighthouseAs you know, winter has been reluctant to release its grip on Northeast Wisconsin. This is a scene that reminds me of the battle between warmth and cold. The cold seems to be winning, preventing the sun from having its full effect. We’re all believing for the sun to triumph, the ice and snow to melt and warmer summer breezes to induce the gentle sound of waves on Lake Michigan’s shore.

This is a view of the Kewaunee, Wisconsin lighthouse shortly after sunrise…as seen from the snow and ice-covered beach. To view a larger, more detailed version, click on the photo.

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Weathered

Algoma, WI, Lighthouse, Winter, Cold, Frozen, Ice, Lake Michigan
The evidence of a harsh winter clings to the Algoma, Wisconsin lighthouse and pier. This is a view from Algoma’s harbor, on the western shore of Lake Michigan.

The title not only referrers to ice and snow, but to the pinkish color of the lighthouse as well. Typically, the Algoma lighthouse (or pier light) is a vibrant red.  However, an inferior paint, applied a few years ago, has faded to a chalky pink. Thankfully, I’ve heard a fresh coat of paint is planned later this year.

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