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


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


Epic Spiral Stairway

Spiral, Stairway, Monochrome, B&W, Eye, Epic, Verona, Wisconsin

Things are looking up. (Well, I was, anyway.)  This is a view of a unique spiral stairway with my wife and son looking down at me. (Probably thinking, “Can we go now? How many more pictures are you going to take?”)

Architecture, Stairway, Monochrome, B&W, Epic, Verona, WisconsinThese are photos I took a couple of years ago as we toured the company my son works for – Epic in Verona, WI. They specialize in software for the medical industry. They have a very cool campus with buildings that tend to be theme oriented, accented with unique architecture, sculpture and artwork.  Plenty of cool stuff to point a camera at.

All these images are looking up at the same stairway from different angles.

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Epic, Stairway, Architecture, Monochrome, B&W, Verona, Wisconsin

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1 + 1 = 3

Baby Feet, Toes, Rings, Wedding, Monochrome, Infant

A mother and father’s wedding rings look huge when placed on the toes of their newborn son.

During our first photo op, our son and daughter-in-law placed their wedding rings on the toes of Samuel – their first child, our first grandchild. Sammy was 1 week old at the time of this photo.

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Lower Level Sprites

Stairway, Lighted, Curved, Statutes, Dancing Sprites, Monochrome

The sprites have their own interpretative dance party at the bottom of a lighted stairway on the campus of Epic in Verona, Wisconsin.

This photo was taken as we toured the huge Epic campus – led by our son, who works for the major software company. Epic is the world leader in software for mid-size and large medical groups, hospitals and integrated healthcare organizations.

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Solitude on Ice

lighthouse, fog, Ice, Algoma, Wisconsin, WI, Monochrome, B&W, Black and White, Mist, Lake Michigan

The morning was cold.  The sun was rising…and so was a mist from the patches of open water near the lighthouse that stands at the Alogma, Wisconsin harbor.

I posted a color image from this same morning a week ago – Frigid Sunrise Fog.

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Flowing Silk Linens

This is a simple, yet elegant, poppy bloom from the flower bed near our back door.  The petals reminded me of linens on a clothes line, flowing under the influence of a warm summer breeze.

It’s original color was the typical poppy red, but I decided to process it as a monochrome image. I love the subtle variations in tone and texture that are not as noticeable with the color version.

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Digital Divide

Child Reading, Child Portrait, iPhone, Sepia, Girl, Book, Father, Daughter

A father-daughter moment – dad browsing with his iPhone and daughter browsing “old school.”

Sometimes a “moment” just happens.  This photo was taken in May of 2011 while visiting family.  There were a number of other people in the room, visiting, laughing and having a good time.  I was down on the floor focusing my photographic effort on the little girl, snapping pictures and didn’t really notice the symmetry between her and her father in the background until I saw it on my computer screen.

This image actually took a good deal of work and digital magic. Beyond converting it to monochrome, there was another person in the shot and a fourth person’s foot that I had to remove to isolate my subjects.

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January Fog

Foggy, Fog, Field, Farm, Rural, Tree

Whatever lies beyond that tree has been swallowed up by a eerie mid-winter’s fog.

This is was snapped in the middle of the day, in the farm field across the road from our rural home in Kewaunee County, WI.  I’ve taken quite a few photos of this tree over the years.  See… Spring Enchantment, Day’s End Elm and Serene Sunset.

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Keep Out

Woods, Rural, Driveway, Gate, Keep Out, Posted, Monochrome, Fog, Foggy

On a cold, dreary, foggy day, this rural driveway into the woods seems mysterious and even a bit dangerous.

This is a spot just down the road and around the corner from my home.  I drive by it quite often.  It never caught my eye until I drove by it slowly on a foggy day.

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Sentinels – Fishing in the Fog

Monochrome, Fishing, Fishermen, Lake Michigan, Algoma, WI, B&W, Pier

Like sentinels with bayonets drawn, two fishermen are on high alert, ready for the bite.  These stalwart anglers are fishing for salmon in the early morning fog.  Their lures are plying the waters of Lake Michigan, off the pier at Algoma, Wisconsin.

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Blooming in Black & White

I love fireworks.  The climbing rockets, bursting into bright, streaming displays of color and light are an irresistible enticement for my photographic efforts.

I decided to try something unusual with this one.  The shape of the bursts reminded me of flowers blooming.  Rather than emphasize the color, I removed all color to accentuate the shape.

I wasn’t sure I’d like it without the color, but the more I look at it, the more it appeals to me.  I really like the firework’s reflection in the water.

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