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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

Harbor

Winter Convention

Canada Goose, Canada Geese, Winter, Cold, Ice, Blue, Flock
The geese were thick as thieves as they congregated on the December ice covering the harbor at Kewaunee, WI. These are wild, Canada geese.

The early morning light provided an interesting quality to this scene…which I enhanced further, taking a little artistic licence.

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Morning Smoke Signals


Lighthouse, Algoma, WI, Sunrise, Lake Michigan
The dark, wispy clouds reminded me of puffs of smoke hanging over the Algoma, Wisconsin lighthouse and pier. This view was photographed last Sunday morning just before the sun emerged from behind the bank of low clouds to rise over Lake Michigan.

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Behold the Dawn

Sunrise, Dawn, Lighthouse, Lake Michigan
The sun is about to emerge from behind the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse and pier. Another beautiful start to a Lake Michigan morning.  The expanse of sky and water makes the lighthouse seem tiny.  Even smaller, is the fishing boat to the right of the lighthouse – seen as just a dot on the horizon.

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Red Sky at Night

Fireworks, Red, 4th of July, Kewaunee, WI, ReflectionWhen it comes to fireworks, my favorites are the big ones – the huge bursts of color that fill the sky. This is a big red one from the July 4th celebration at Kewaunee, WI. 2014.  A few days ago, I posted another full-sky burst:  Burst of Blue.  To see even more fireworks shots, click on the “Fireworks” category in the left-hand margin of this page.

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Burst of Blue

4th of July, Fireworks, Blue, Reflection, Kewaunee, WI, 2014I made sure to make it to the harbor of Kewaunee, WI for their 4th of July fireworks. This is one of the large bursts I was able to capture.

When shooting local fireworks, I like to be close to the water because I think the reflection adds a lot of interest to the image.

In the foreground, to the left, you can see one of several pontoon boats in the harbor that offered a front row seat to spectators.  They seem a bit blurry because this photo took several seconds to catch the full burst and the boat was moving.

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Clandestine Candlepower


Lighthouse, Blue, Sunrise, Kewaunee, WI, Lake Michigan
The early morning sun seems to be hiding behind the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse.  I always try to get the rising sun close to the lighthouse. Occasionally, as in this case, I’m able to get the sun directly behind the lighthouse.  It doesn’t always make a great image because the sun will overpower everything in the frame.  The sun was hidden enough by the lighthouse – along with some camera and post processing wizardry – to create an interesting image.

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Break of Dawn (vintage)


This is an image that dates back a few years.  I was searching for it on this website and was surprised that I had never posted here.  It’s a digitally enhanced version of one of my most popular images – Break of Dawn.  (See the original HERE)  The original is a wonderful color image.  It would be my favorite of the two, but I also like the aged look this one receives from the monochrome and textured effects.

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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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Heading for Open Water

Fishing Boat, Ice, Cold, Winter, Sunrise, Lighthouse, Kewaunee, Lake Michigan
A commercial fishing boat (the Oliver H. Smith) breaks its way through the ice of the Kewaunee, Wisconsin harbor on their way to the open waters of Lake Michigan. 

The ice in the harbor was thick enough to make getting out a challenge and it took quite a while for the boat to break through.  It would push and crunch its way into the ice, traveling 20 or 30 feet at a time before it would be halted.  Then it would back up and take another run at it…for the next 20 or 30 feet…back up and repeat until it finally got to open water. This shot shows it clear of the solid ice, heading out of the harbor.   I’ve included a short video of the struggle below.

The Oliver H. Smith, is a commercial fishing boat built in 1944 at Kewaunee Shipbuilding and Engineering Co. during World War II.  It was purchased in 1999 and is operated by Lafond’s Fish Market in Kewaunee.

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