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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

Kewaunee

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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Serenity Wow


This image strikes me as the perfect end to a peaceful 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 second of four images that I will post over the next several days. Check back for more beauty.

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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.

(Click the image to view a larger version.)

Morning Moonset


The moon has been beautiful the last few days. I was finally able to capture a shot about 6:30 this morning as it was slowly slipping behind the trees.  I was set up on my driveway, shooting across the farm field west of our home.

The moon was so bright, you can see where it melted the snow.  (Of course, I’m just kidding.)

I was using my 300mm lens and had my Sony SLT-A55 on a tripod.

Shining Star of Kewaunee

A night view of the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse – on the western shore of Lake Michigan.

Kewaunee Night-House

A couple of weeks ago, I took a night photo of this same scene I entitled Kewaunee Night-House.  There wasn’t much to see, because the lighthouse light overpowered the image.  (Click the thumbnail for to view the original post.)

I decided to try again.  This time, in order to brighten the house and balance the bright light, I shined a 2,000,000 candle power spotlight on the lighthouse for about 10 seconds of a 30-second exposure.

This photo was taken from the parking lot of Kewaunee’s beach.  I used a 300mm lens on my Sony SLT-A55 stabilized on a tripod inside the open side door of my Dodge Caravan.

I like this image better, but still feel there’s more work to do.

Kewaunee Lighthouse Group

Here are a few images of the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse. It sits at the end of a long pier, extending out into Lake Michigan.

These were taken late in the afternoon of January 22, 2011 as the sun was dropping behind the hills and and shadows were moving along the pier.

(Clicking on any of the images will open a larger version.)

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Cloud Bank Background

When I take photos, I usually take a lot.  Then I load them on to my computer and pick out one or two that I like and share them.  All the other images from that day are still on my computer.  When things are slow – photography wise – I’ll look through some of those photos I passed on the first time around and see if there’s something worth bringing out.

The original image without an effect.

This photograph is one taken in 2009 using my old Kodak EasyShare DX7590.  It is the Kewaunee Lighthouse.  The lighthouse is actually a supporting actor.  I think the clouds are the real star and makes this image a keeper for me.  The flock of birds provide a nice accent.

As I often do with photos that don’t quite dazzle me on their own, I added a digital effect to this one using a Photoshop filter.

Feel free to leave a comment.

Kewaunee Night-House


I’ve been itching to take some photos but have been frustrated by the lack of opportunity.  It’s dark when I leave for work and dark by the time I return.  Tonight I decided to snap something.

I had to run an errand to the nearest town, Kewaunee, WI – on the shore of Lake Michigan.  I kept an eye open for something to photograph.  Not much caught my eye so I stopped by the beach and experimented with some night photography, trying a variety of camera settings.

This is a view of the Kewaunee lighthouse.  The lighthouse light overpowers the image, not leaving much else.  Still, something about the image appeals to me.  I really like the red of the navigational light on the north pier, across the harbor from the lighthouse.  I added a slight texture to give it character.

So, what do you think?  Worthwhile image, or no.  Leave a comment with your thoughts.

Image details:  280mm, F8, 20-sec., ISO 800