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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

Sunset

Peaceful Opposition

Sunflower, Sunflowers, Sunflower Field, Sunset
As evening began to plot its takeover of the landscape, this field of sunflowers stood in peaceful opposition to the impending nightfall.

Every now and then I go a little overboard with the post processing. When I snapped this image of sunflowers growing in a field near our home, it was late afternoon and the sun was setting behind the flowers. That put the face of the flowers in the shadows. With the use of fill flash, I was able to counteract the back-lighting but it gave the scene a strange, surreal feel. With the unusual lighting, there was no way to get a natural look, so I slipped down the other slope.

My wife thinks the two prominent blooms need a yellow, curved line under them to give the image a smile. I can see that.

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Summer Skylight

Sunset, Sunrise, Rural, Sky, Clouds, Reflection
A few evenings ago, the sunset lit up the rural Wisconsin sky with an awesome display of color. Naturally, I stepped out into the yard to record the beauty.

We’ve had a wetter than normal fall this year, keeping the lawns green and, in our case, sloppy wet.  The large puddle in our yard (remaining effects of a recent rain) reflected the early evening beauty.

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Fire Painters In the Sky

Sunrise, Water, Ripples, Sky, Trees, Lake, River, FloodThis image is a combination of stunning, natural beauty and a generous helping of digital magic.  Let me share some of the details.

This is one of my earliest photos taken with my first decent digital camera. The camera a Kodak EasyShare DX7590 that I purchased to document my first trip to Liberia, Africa in 1995 .  The DX7590 was a minor step up from a typical point-and-shoot camera with a whopping 5-megapixels. (Pretty impressive, in those days, for a small, consumer grade camera. My current camera provides 24-megapixels.)

This photo was taken in march of 2007.  At home in the early evening, I saw the wonderful colors in the sky out my living room window.  Of course, I grabbed my camera and dashed out the door.

I crossed the road in front of my house to be able to frame up the sky without any interference from the power lines and poles between me and the beauty. I included the dormant tree to add contrast and interest to the scene. I snapped several frames of the incredible sky with the trees and field before me.

If you haven’t guessed by now, the water you see in the foreground wasn’t part of the original scene.  I added the water, digitally, after the fact.  The lovely, rippling reflection of the water in this image replaced a barren farm field, mostly covered with melting snow.  You can see a couple of the original images I took – with out the water effect – in this earlier post:  Fire In the Sky

The farm field was dark and dreary, compared to the sky, so I thought it needed an upgrade.  I had been trying out a trial version of software developed to add a water effect and thought the reflective quality of water might add more interest and color to the bottom of the image.  In fact, I extended the bottom area of the photo, to fit more ripples in the view.

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Fini

“Fini” means “The End” in the French language. It’s the perfect title for this breathtaking view last Friday evening. The brightest point at the bottom of the frame is the last bit of sun slipping behind the clouds.

My wife, Sara and I were driving home from a very enjoyable day of just spending time together. As we talked, we both noticed the stunning sunset. I held off as long as I could before I had to pull over, grab the camera out of it’s case in the back seat and snap a few frames.

I typically try to include something of interest in the foreground of sunset photos (an old tree, the silhouette of a building, etc.), but the clouds and the color were amazing enough on their own. (At least, I thought so.)

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Inferno In the Trees

Trees, Sunrise, Sunset, Inferno, Orange, Clouds

The leafless trees of winter provide a minimal barrier to the blazing sun. This could be a sunset or sunrise; I’ll let you decide which one fits your mood.

We see a lot of sunrises and  sunsets like this from our rural Wisconsin home. This tree line is across the field and a good distance from our house, so I used a long lens and tripod to capture it.

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Lazy Man’s Cove

Sailboat, Dock, Sunrise, Reflection, Lake, Cove, Wisconsin

A lone sailboat rests as the sun rises over Lazy Man’s Cove.

Well, it’s not really called Lazy Man’s Cove.  I just made it up because, with the rickety dock in the foreground, I thought the name fit.

This is actually at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wisconsin.  This is a little protected area of the lake right next to the conference center.  I was up, wandering the grounds with my camera (of course), at sunrise last June.

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Big Sky Sunset Pano

I love creating panorama images.  Sometimes, the only way to get a real feel for a landscape scene is to expand your view.  I don’t post many, however, because the narrow format of a web page doesn’t really do them justice.

This is a view of the setting sun from my front yard in rural Kewaunee County, Wisconsin on January 18, 2013.

To include this much sky, I combined three separate photos together – known as “stitching” in the photography world.

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