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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

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

WI

Lady in White

Here’s another view from a slightly different angle of “The Lady in White.”  As in the previous post, this scene was captured on a snowy day in the cemetery at Beaver Dam, WI.  The gentle snowfall made this more beautiful and serene than the photo conveys.  I’m going to have to practice more on photographing falling snow.

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Snow Covered Cemetery

The serenity of this cemetery scene was enhanced by the gently falling snow.  All the white dots you see are snowflakes.  The camera didn’t capture them well.

These photos were taken Saturday, February 26, 2011.  While driving through snow, returning from a trip to visit our son in Madison, WI, we made a pit stop in Beaver Dam.  There was cemetery just off the interstate. With the gently falling snow, it seemed like an opportune time and place for some interesting images.

I tweaked the tones and contrast a bit, but nothing I could do brought out the true beauty of the above scene. Guess you had to be there.

While driving along the winding snow covered paths of the cemetery, Sara noticed the “Snow” stone.  It seemed so fitting, I had to take a photo.  I figure, if we could find another one that says “cold,” we might be able to put winter behind us.

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Fading Fast


Out of the four worthwhile images I captured in this series, this is the one with the warmest tones.  Even the snow-covered field looks a little warmer.

This is the last of the series. Even though all of these images were captured within a half hour on the evening of February 13th, they show a surprising amount of variety.  If I weren’t the one who took them, I’d think they were from different sunsets.

Page through the previous posts to see them all.  Feel free to pick a favorite.

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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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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.