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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

Clouds

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.

Lighthouse Bling


The early morning sky and it’s reflection off the Algoma, WI harbor make this one of my favorites.  The lighthouse gets a bit of bling from the sun rising directly behind it.  (Technically, it’s not a lighthouse. It’s a “pier light,” but everyone refers to it as the Algoma Lighthouse.)

The close up image on the left, gives you a better view of the effect created by the star filter I used.

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To see a larger version of either of these images, click the photos.

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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.

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

The Calm of Sunset

I always have an eye to the sky at sunrise and sunset.  As you can tell from browsing the post on this blog, I capture a lot of dawn and dusk sunlight.

Even though I have a lot of sunrise/sunset photos, they are all unique.

The panorama image below is of the same sunset, taken a little after the above  shot.

Clicking on either image should bring up a larger view.

Stormy Night Approaching

My wife said, “Come look at the sky; the colors are weird.”

As the sun was setting the evening of Wednesday, June 8, 2011 a storm front was moving in.  Of course, I grabbed my camera.  With a little digital magic I was able to capture the dramatic transition from peaceful sunset to stormy night.

My camera (Sony SLT-A55) has a mode it calls “Sweep Panorama” that stitches multiple photos together to make a larger image.  I used it and got a nice image…but it wasn’t large enough to capture what was really happening.  I could get some of the dark, angry clouds or some of the calmer sunset – but not both. The lens and photo frame were not large enough to fit the early evening drama in the same image.

In order to capture the full scene I wanted, I took five separate photos and stitched them together on my computer with a handy, free program from Microsoft called Image Composite Editor, or ICE.

As I said, this image is the composite of five individual shots.  The final, combined image was over 100 mega pixels. And, as if that weren’t large enough, I actually tried to join 17 different individual photos together, but the final image turned out bent and distorted.

I definitely recommend you view the larger image. To do so, just click the photo.

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Subtle Sunset


The combination of setting sun and layered clouds create an enjoyable view.

I spent about a half hour on my front porch early on the evening of February 13th and got several nice images.

This is the third of four images that I’ve posted from the series.  Page through the previous posts to see them all.  I’ll post the last one of the group tomorrow.

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Drama Scene


My thought, while taking this photo was, “My, that’s an angry looking sky.”  It looks very dramatic but, in reality, it was a very peaceful finish to a warmer than usual winter day.

I spent about a half hour on my front porch early on the evening of February 13th and got several nice images.

This is the first of 4 images that I will post over the next several days. Check back for more beauty.

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