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A Sample of Pop’s “Bee” Images

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

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

Milwaukee

The Bright Dark of Night

City, Night, City Lights, Milwaukee, Riverwalk,
In the deep dark of night, the city waterway reflects lights of life. This is a view along the Riverwalk in downtown Milwaukee, WI.

This is an image I captured a couple of years ago. A photography friend from the Milwaukee area took me to some great spots for some night photography. I was looking through some of the shots I took that night but never got around to processing. I thought this one was worth a little effort.

I had posted another image from this taken the same night from this same area, in color, awhile back. (See Big City Serenity) This one, in monochrome tones, has become my favorite of the two. Take a look at the other one to see which one is more appealing to you.

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Lighting of the Whale

Lights, Christmas Lights, Whale, Museum, Skeleton, Stairs, Stairway, Milwaukee Public Museum, Humpback Whale
Another holiday tradition has been established.  On Black Friday, the Milwaukee Public Museum flips the switch on more than 4,200 lights that decorate a 36 foot long humpback whale skeleton.

The skeleton is a permanent display that hangs from the ceiling over the museum’s grand staircase.

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Streaking Past the Avalon

Avalon Theater, Avalon Theatre, Historic, Milwaukee, Night Photography,
The Avalon Theatre is alive, again, in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood.  This historic landmark theater was completely renovated and refitted to offer patrons a unique entertainment experience.  The traditional movie theater seating has been replaced by leather chairs with a table between them where movie goers can order and enjoy a meal – with their movie – prepared on site and served by the wait staff.

The Avalon is a distinctive example of the Mediterranean Revival architectural style. The lobby features Moorish arches, twisting Mediterranean columns, figures that resemble gargoyles and a statue of Athena, a Greek goddess — all from the original building.  It is the first Wisconsin theater built for movies with sound

I happened to be there (and created this image) on the night of their Grand Opening celebration in March of 2015.  The place was full of young professionals enjoying drinks in the lobby and touring the theater. I was hanging out with a photography friend from the area who took me to a few spots in Milwaukee to shoot some night scenes.  He, rightfully, thought this would be a promising location.

The photo, itself, is a long exposure (20 seconds).  The white and red lines were created by the lights from the vehicles that passed by while the camera shutter was open. Those spots in the upper left of the photo, I believe, are the result of dust that must have been on my lens. Normally they wouldn’t be so prominent. I think the mercury street lights and the aperture setting of f/22 I used for this shot brought them out.  Normally, I would work to remove those from an image…but in this case, I liked the effect and left them in.

You can learn more about the Avalon’s renovation, amenities they offer and its interesting history simply by Googling it.

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Evening at Pabst

Pabst, Beer, Night, Brewery, Historic, City, Skyline
An early evening view of the historic, Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin under a deepening night sky.

I’ve had this image hibernating on my hard drive for some time.  I finally got around to processing it.  I took it several months ago, when a Milwaukee area photographer friend showed me around the downtown area…after an enjoyable meal at Jackson’s, the restaurant located in the lower left corner of the Pabst building.

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Rock Bottom on the River

Rock Bottom Brewery, Milwaukee, WI, River, Riverwalk, Reflection, Night
Despite the sign, it’s not the “Ro Bottom.”  (I hear minions giggling.)  It’s the Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, located on the Riverwalk in downtown Milwaukee, WI.  On an evening of “big city” night photography, a photographer friend and I shared a meal here and then walked up and down the river taking photos.

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Pere Marquette Park Gazebo

Night, Milwaukee, Riverwalk, Reflection, Gazebo, Monochrome, B&W
Calm prevails over the Pere Marquette Park gazebo in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This was taken on a calm, evening stroll along the Riverwalk.

Spending time in Milwaukee recently, I was able to join a photographer friend for a little night photography.  I don’t often get into the big city, so it was fun to capture big city lights.  I thought this image was best suited for a monochrome treatment.  I hope you think so too.

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Slipping Toward Twilight

Milwaukee, Twilight, River, River Walk, Evening, Blue, City, Cityscape
Shades of night are slipping into the River Walk area of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

I was fortunate to spend some time doing some night photography with an experienced photographer from the Milwaukee area. It’s always great, when away from home, to have a photographer familiar with the location give you benefit of their experience.

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Big City Serenity

Night, Milwaukee, River, Lights, Reflection, Downtown
I was able to connect with a photographer friend on a recent trip to Milwaukee, WI.  He graciously took me to a few locations for nighttime photography. I thought this one turned out well.

Along Milwaukee’s river walk, there are a number of downtown locations where a beautiful scene can be captured.

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