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A Sample of Pop’s “Bee” Images

Predator

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

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

WI

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.

White Bench on a Winter Beach

Last Saturday I stopped at Crescent Beach in Algoma, WI and snapped this image.  Beyond the fence and out of view is the open water of Lake Michigan.

I took several shots – with the sun shining brightly and with the sun behind the clouds.  I preferred the bright sun (as seen here) to emphasize the contrast of the shadows on the snow.

After downloading to my computer, I added the sepia tone in Photoshop.

Spring’s First


Miserable weather this week – beginning with snow, blustery winds and bitter cold – have me thinking of spring.

Instead of posting the photo of a snow scene snapped last Saturday, I thought something a little more optimistic would be a better choice today.

These are some early blooming wildflowers I captured on a hike through the woods of a state park near Sturgeon Bay, WI.

The simplicity and the colors of this image make it one of my favorites.

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