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


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


Anglers in the Grey

These anglers were at it early on a Saturday morning – fishing from the end of the Kewaunee, WI pier.

I’ve posted several other images taken on this same morning – in color and B&W.  See Early Amber Rising, Gold Rush,  Compelling Clouds over Kewaunee and Summertime Sunrise.

To get a better view of the fishermen, click the photo to see a larger image.

Power from On High

A month ago I managed to snag a number of striking B&W images of the Algoma, WI lighthouse. I posted a few of them and moved on to other subjects. Yesterday’s interaction on this blog – comparing color and b&w images (Thank You, to all who commented) – reminded me of the bunch I had neglected. This image is from that forgotten bunch.

The powerful contrast between the upper right-hand corner and the lower left-hand corner, and the range of monochrome tones between, make this a favorite for me.

Fell free to share your own thoughts below and if you like what you see, by all means, share it with others.

To see a larger version of this image, simply click on it.

Cloudy Water

It was an overcast Saturday morning and, on my way from Kewaunee to Algoma, I stopped at one of the twin lakes of Alaska, WI. My goal was to find a picturesque scene and capture the reflection of the clouds off the calm water.

This is West Alaska Lake. I took several shots – both B&W and color.  I’m not sure which I like best.  (I’ll post a color version in a few days.)

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St. Paul’s Spire

Here’s the church, and here’s the steeple

Open the door and see all the people.

Here’s the parson going upstairs,

And here he is saying his prayers.

The tallest points in Algoma, WI are the steeples of its churches. (I suspect that would be the case in most small towns.)

This is St. Paul’s Lutheran church – the tallest structure in the downtown area.

The highest point in town would be the steeple of the Catholic church, towering above the city from its location on a hill in a more residential area, north of the downtown.

Click on the steeple image above for a larger view.

Return to Port

A small fishing boat returns to the Algoma, WI harbor after an early morning on Lake Michigan.

This was the first morning of the Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament.  You can still see remnants of the heavy fog that kept a lot of boats from venturing out early this day.

The K/D Tournament is a big, big deal in these parts.  According to their Facebook page…

The KD Salmon Tournament is an amateur sport fishing tournament that runs for 9 consecutive days each summer. Approximately 2,300 to 2,800 contestants participate each year and over $40,000 in prizes are awarded. The largest fish caught will win the lucky fisherman $10,000 CASH. Most years the prize payout reaches 200 or more places.

The Tournament wraps up today.  For information about it, visit  Results for the tournament are posted to their Facebook page.

(For a larger view of this image on a black background, simply click on the photo.)

Somewhere Out There

When you look at this image, does it evoke feelings of  hopeful expectation or foreboding…or some of both?  The unknown can be both exciting and unsettling.

The morning of this photo shoot started out with thick fog but, eventually, the sun had it’s way.  This image portrays the epic battle. The field of battle was a Lake Michigan harbor at Algoma, WI.

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Point of Inspiration

This is one of my favorites of the many photos I took Saturday morning (07/23/11).   It’s not the image I was going after but, believe me, I am not disappointed.

I made a special point of getting up early and heading to the harbor in Algoma, WI in hopes of capturing a beautiful sunrise. The sky looked promising as I drove, however, when I got to the harbor, it was enveloped by fog. There wasn’t going to be a sunrise to photograph. I decided to stick around anyway and capture some images of the lighthouse in the fog.  Since fog has a way of draining everything of color, I switched to shooting in black and white.

Eventually the fog lifted some, the sun got higher and I kept snapping.  This is the first of several images I’ll be sharing from that morning. Check back often.

I haven’t done much in black and white but after this series of photos, I think I’ll be doing more.

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Curly Top

For me, the most difficult part of photographing people is capturing an authentic natural expression. Much of what I end up with is nice, but lacking the true essence of the person I’m trying capture.

I’m pretty pleased with the way this one turned out.

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