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Bill Pevlor

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Photographer ~ www.PopsDigital.com

Occupation: Photographer, Premises Technician, Broadcaster, Bookkeeper, Non-Profit Exec. (Pops Digital Photography)

Location: Kewaunee, WI

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2016-06-28 10:58:32 (83 comments; 25 reshares; 405 +1s; )Open 

Glorious Spring

That God once loved a garden we learn in Holy writ.
And seeing gardens in the Spring I well can credit it.
~Winifred Mary Letts

I would love to be able to boast that I took this photo from a flowerbed in our yard. This stunning display is another scene from West of the Lake Gardens in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

After the long, hard winter, these kind of displays of spring beauty provides healing therapy for the soul.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/glorious-spring/

#fowers   #spring    #colorful  

Most reshares: 35

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2016-05-27 10:17:59 (73 comments; 35 reshares; 519 +1s; )Open 

Segregated Spring
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The tulips were brilliant at the Scholte House gardens. We visited there during the 2015 Tulip Festival in Pella, IA.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/segregated-spring/

#tulips   #flowers   #spring   #pella   #ia  

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2016-05-31 10:55:32 (79 comments; 28 reshares; 529 +1s; )Open 

Wild Geranium Family Portrait
Wildflower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

On a recent woodland hike I found this nice grouping of Wild Geraniums. It reminded me of a family portrait…parents and children…including little buds.

In the interest of full disclosure, I altered the background. There were some small, yellow wildflowers (weeds) growing a few feet away. I snapped off a stem of them and placed it behind my subjects to add a little more color and variety to the image.

As I often remind people, I operate as an artist not a photo journalist. Most images I post are true to the original scene. However, on occasion, I may add or subtract elements to suit my artistic vision. Most times, it’s done digitally. In this case, a little impromptu, on-site, floral arrangement.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. Ifyou&#... more »

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2016-08-26 11:28:42 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 73 +1s; )Open 

Happy Dance
Nature photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking” ― Agnes De Mille

It seems there’s one in every bunch. While it’s siblings seem intent on foraging for food, the guy in the middle is bustin’ a move.

This Canada Goose and her goslings were found at Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, located along the west shore of the Bay of Green Bay.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/happy-dance/

#nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #cute   #cuteanimals  

Happy Dance
Nature photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking” ― Agnes De Mille

It seems there’s one in every bunch. While it’s siblings seem intent on foraging for food, the guy in the middle is bustin’ a move.

This Canada Goose and her goslings were found at Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, located along the west shore of the Bay of Green Bay.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/happy-dance/

#nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #cute   #cuteanimals  ___

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2016-08-21 12:26:36 (14 comments; 1 reshares; 44 +1s; )Open 

*Girl In the Light"
Child portrait photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Every now and then, the light works with you. This young girls was holding the rail, advancing up some steps in a dimly lit area. At this particular spot a gentle light fell across her face.

This is one of our grandchildren on a trip to the Children’s Museum. For the most part, light was a problem. Museums are usually a challenge because they tend to have low lighting. It’s more of a challenge when you have a moving target. In this particular shot, if you look close you’ll notice a “grainy” quality to the image…due to the low light conditions.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here:http://pops... more »

*Girl In the Light"
Child portrait photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Every now and then, the light works with you. This young girls was holding the rail, advancing up some steps in a dimly lit area. At this particular spot a gentle light fell across her face.

This is one of our grandchildren on a trip to the Children’s Museum. For the most part, light was a problem. Museums are usually a challenge because they tend to have low lighting. It’s more of a challenge when you have a moving target. In this particular shot, if you look close you’ll notice a “grainy” quality to the image…due to the low light conditions.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/girl-in-the-light/

#child   #portrait   #portraitphotography   #portraiture   #girl  ___

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2016-08-14 11:17:31 (29 comments; 14 reshares; 272 +1s; )Open 

Garden Torches
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

In a sea of red and yellow tulips, these orange toned specimens stood out. The color reminded me of flames – like garden torches.

These beauties were found in Manitowoc’s West of the Lake Gardens. The garden delayed their season opening by a couple of weeks due to the weather.

To view a larger version of this colorful display, click on the image.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/garden-torches/

#tulips   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #colorful   #macro  

Garden Torches
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

In a sea of red and yellow tulips, these orange toned specimens stood out. The color reminded me of flames – like garden torches.

These beauties were found in Manitowoc’s West of the Lake Gardens. The garden delayed their season opening by a couple of weeks due to the weather.

To view a larger version of this colorful display, click on the image.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/garden-torches/

#tulips   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #colorful   #macro  ___

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2016-08-13 10:30:41 (18 comments; 11 reshares; 107 +1s; )Open 

Morning Dance On the Beach
Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The waves seemed to be dancing with delight on the western shore of Lake Michigan as the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse and pier greet the new day.

As you can see, I had excellent conditions to try this type of image. Normally, at sunrise, the overwhelming brightness of the sun has a tendency to turn everything in the foreground into a silhouette. On this morning, there was some serious haze in the sky and clouds that blocked the harsh light and gave me enough to work with. The lake was a little rougher than it usually is at sunrise giving me the challenge of capturing a wave splashing on the shore.

There is plenty to like in this scene. The calming color of the sky, the landmark lighthouse with some fishermen on the pier, the texture of choppy water, the refreshing wave splash and... more »

Morning Dance On the Beach
Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The waves seemed to be dancing with delight on the western shore of Lake Michigan as the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse and pier greet the new day.

As you can see, I had excellent conditions to try this type of image. Normally, at sunrise, the overwhelming brightness of the sun has a tendency to turn everything in the foreground into a silhouette. On this morning, there was some serious haze in the sky and clouds that blocked the harsh light and gave me enough to work with. The lake was a little rougher than it usually is at sunrise giving me the challenge of capturing a wave splashing on the shore.

There is plenty to like in this scene. The calming color of the sky, the landmark lighthouse with some fishermen on the pier, the texture of choppy water, the refreshing wave splash and reflection of light on the beach. This will be one of my favorites for the year.

If you have a larger monitor, you can view a more detailed version of this image by clicking on it.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/morning-dance-beach/

#lighthouse   #sunrise   #lakemichigan   #kewaunee   #waves   #kewauneecounty  ___

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2016-08-11 10:40:34 (22 comments; 5 reshares; 165 +1s; )Open 

Bride and Bridesmaids
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Sometimes, it’s the simple beauty that most easily captures me. Pleasing colors. Interesting shapes. A bit of texture. Uncommon perspective.

I found this collection of flowers while on another photographic mission. I was out early one morning to snap some photos of a couple of tall ships that were docked in the Kewaunee harbor. I parked my car in a lot near by and started working. At some point, I looked back and noticed a beautiful flower garden surrounding a nearby home. These flowers – the white one, in particular – immediately caught my eye.

I took quite a few photos of the ships, but this one may be my favorite of the morning.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchaseand l... more »

Bride and Bridesmaids
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Sometimes, it’s the simple beauty that most easily captures me. Pleasing colors. Interesting shapes. A bit of texture. Uncommon perspective.

I found this collection of flowers while on another photographic mission. I was out early one morning to snap some photos of a couple of tall ships that were docked in the Kewaunee harbor. I parked my car in a lot near by and started working. At some point, I looked back and noticed a beautiful flower garden surrounding a nearby home. These flowers – the white one, in particular – immediately caught my eye.

I took quite a few photos of the ships, but this one may be my favorite of the morning.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/bride-and-bridesmaids/

#macro   #flowers   #flower  ___

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2016-08-10 11:19:59 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 38 +1s; )Open 

Abundance of Atmosphere
Panoramic landscape photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

There was plenty of atmosphere to spare, just after sunrise, above Lake Michigan and the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse. Nothing but miles and miles of beautifully, dramatic atmosphere.

The sky was so interesting, I was compelled to capture the entire horizon. I took six individual shots and “stitched” them together to get this panoramic view. There are a lot of pixels in the compilation file. (22,526 x 3,681, a 58.6 MB file)

It’s a shame, of course, that you can’t see the full majesty of the morning with this small image due to the unfortunate width limitations of this page. However, you can get a better view with the larger version available just by clicking on the photo. That will take you to a larger image where you can enjoy much more of the drama and detail.The wid... more »

Abundance of Atmosphere
Panoramic landscape photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

There was plenty of atmosphere to spare, just after sunrise, above Lake Michigan and the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse. Nothing but miles and miles of beautifully, dramatic atmosphere.

The sky was so interesting, I was compelled to capture the entire horizon. I took six individual shots and “stitched” them together to get this panoramic view. There are a lot of pixels in the compilation file. (22,526 x 3,681, a 58.6 MB file)

It’s a shame, of course, that you can’t see the full majesty of the morning with this small image due to the unfortunate width limitations of this page. However, you can get a better view with the larger version available just by clicking on the photo. That will take you to a larger image where you can enjoy much more of the drama and detail. The wider your screen, the better. If you look close, you can see fishermen on the pier and near the lighthouse.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/abundance-of-atmosphere/

#pano   #panorama   #panoramic   #kewaunee   #lakemichigan   #kewauneecounty   #sunrise  ___

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2016-08-08 10:33:28 (44 comments; 9 reshares; 236 +1s; )Open 

Mesmerizing
Macro Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

In think, one of the coolest thing about sunflowers, is the intricate pattern of the seeds as they develop. If you stare at the center of the flower for awhile, it can be mesmerizing. (Well, at least for me.)

This particular bloom was photographed at a farm field a short distance from our home in rural Kewaunee County, Wisconsin. I’ll have to post more images from this shoot in the near future.

Get a closer look by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/flowers/mesmerizing/

#sunflower   #sunflowers   #seeds   #flower   #flowers   #macro  

Mesmerizing
Macro Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

In think, one of the coolest thing about sunflowers, is the intricate pattern of the seeds as they develop. If you stare at the center of the flower for awhile, it can be mesmerizing. (Well, at least for me.)

This particular bloom was photographed at a farm field a short distance from our home in rural Kewaunee County, Wisconsin. I’ll have to post more images from this shoot in the near future.

Get a closer look by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/flowers/mesmerizing/

#sunflower   #sunflowers   #seeds   #flower   #flowers   #macro  ___

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2016-08-04 09:45:38 (33 comments; 15 reshares; 303 +1s; )Open 

Spring Glow
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The beauty of spring is exemplified in the daffodil. This two-toned variety is one of my favorites. I found these blooming at a small, local park.

The setting was mostly shaded, but in the early morning, some sunlight sneaks through. The sun, coming from behind the flower gives this daffodil a glowing quality.

To view some of the fine detail in this image, get a closer look by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/spring-glow/

#flowers   #macro   #daffodil  

Spring Glow
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The beauty of spring is exemplified in the daffodil. This two-toned variety is one of my favorites. I found these blooming at a small, local park.

The setting was mostly shaded, but in the early morning, some sunlight sneaks through. The sun, coming from behind the flower gives this daffodil a glowing quality.

To view some of the fine detail in this image, get a closer look by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/spring-glow/

#flowers   #macro   #daffodil  ___

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2016-08-01 09:56:49 (23 comments; 5 reshares; 107 +1s; )Open 

Splash of Light
Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The waves seemed to dance on Lake Michigan’s western shore as the sun emerged from behind the lighthouse at Kewaunee, WI.

I snapped this yesterday. It was the kind of morning perfect for an early stroll along the beach. The temperatures were comfortable with a slight breeze, the sun provided comforting color and the fishermen – on the pier and in boats further out – provided points of interest in the distance.

Photographing waves, and capturing the light in them, is a challenge that I still want to improve on. Of course, as you can tell by the relatively calm lake, these were very small waves and tiny splashes. Some good rolling waves might provide a bit more action and, consequently, opportunity.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like tobuy o... more »

Splash of Light
Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The waves seemed to dance on Lake Michigan’s western shore as the sun emerged from behind the lighthouse at Kewaunee, WI.

I snapped this yesterday. It was the kind of morning perfect for an early stroll along the beach. The temperatures were comfortable with a slight breeze, the sun provided comforting color and the fishermen – on the pier and in boats further out – provided points of interest in the distance.

Photographing waves, and capturing the light in them, is a challenge that I still want to improve on. Of course, as you can tell by the relatively calm lake, these were very small waves and tiny splashes. Some good rolling waves might provide a bit more action and, consequently, opportunity.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/splash-of-light/

#sunrise   #waves   #lighthouse   #lakemichigan   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty  ___

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2016-07-29 10:16:52 (10 comments; 2 reshares; 73 +1s; )Open 

Mini Metallic Magnificence

Macro photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

As tiny as it was, this beetle’s iridescent, metallic green color helped me spot it among the plant life in a farm field.

Funny how things often take a different path than you planned. I was standing in a field not far from our home, taking photos of bright, beautiful sunflowers a neighbor has planted. While looking around for another vantage point a glint of green caught my eye. I was able to snap of a couple of quick shots before this tiny beetle flew away in the breeze.

The breeze created a bit of a challenge, too. It was moving the beetle’s perch back and forth, making it difficult to catch it in focus. Out of the three shots I took, only this one is sharp enough to keep. The little guy was so small, I had to crop the image to get him large enough to reallynot... more »

Mini Metallic Magnificence

Macro photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

As tiny as it was, this beetle’s iridescent, metallic green color helped me spot it among the plant life in a farm field.

Funny how things often take a different path than you planned. I was standing in a field not far from our home, taking photos of bright, beautiful sunflowers a neighbor has planted. While looking around for another vantage point a glint of green caught my eye. I was able to snap of a couple of quick shots before this tiny beetle flew away in the breeze.

The breeze created a bit of a challenge, too. It was moving the beetle’s perch back and forth, making it difficult to catch it in focus. Out of the three shots I took, only this one is sharp enough to keep. The little guy was so small, I had to crop the image to get him large enough to really notice.

You can get a better, larger view of the beetle by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/bugs/mini-metallic-magnificence/

#beetle   #bug   #insect   #green   #macro   #macrophotography  ___

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2016-07-23 18:35:27 (39 comments; 22 reshares; 322 +1s; )Open 

Collection In the Clearing
Wildflower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Hiking through the woods of northwest Missouri, I came across a clearing with a delightful arrangement of wildflowers.

When I’m photographing flowers I normally move in closer and focus on a particular bloom or two. I snapped some of those images too, of course. However, for this collection, I thought a more distant perspective was worthwhile; where you can see them in their natural state, growing wild and free among the other native grasses and plants .

You can view them in much greater detail by clicking on the photograph.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here:h... more »

Collection In the Clearing
Wildflower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Hiking through the woods of northwest Missouri, I came across a clearing with a delightful arrangement of wildflowers.

When I’m photographing flowers I normally move in closer and focus on a particular bloom or two. I snapped some of those images too, of course. However, for this collection, I thought a more distant perspective was worthwhile; where you can see them in their natural state, growing wild and free among the other native grasses and plants .

You can view them in much greater detail by clicking on the photograph.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/flowers/collection-in-the-clearing/

#wildflowers   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #yellow  ___

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2016-07-18 10:21:45 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 88 +1s; )Open 

Burst of Elegance
Fireworks photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The patterns and colors of fireworks bursts can create their own fine art that is beautiful, interesting and elegant.

I know I enjoy fireworks more than most – or at least, photos of fireworks. It’s the rich colors and unpredictable burst patterns, contrasting with the dark background, that I find very appealing. This is a good example of a fireworks image that captivates my attention. Am I the only one?

You can view a larger, more captivating version of this image by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/burst-of-elegance/

#4t... more »

Burst of Elegance
Fireworks photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The patterns and colors of fireworks bursts can create their own fine art that is beautiful, interesting and elegant.

I know I enjoy fireworks more than most – or at least, photos of fireworks. It’s the rich colors and unpredictable burst patterns, contrasting with the dark background, that I find very appealing. This is a good example of a fireworks image that captivates my attention. Am I the only one?

You can view a larger, more captivating version of this image by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/burst-of-elegance/

#4thofjuly   #july4th   #fireworks   #night   #nightphotography  ___

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2016-07-15 10:09:43 (37 comments; 5 reshares; 277 +1s; )Open 

Sunny Side Up
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

I put the macro mojo to work on this flower photo. It’s a Gerbera Daisy I picked up from a local florist…just to photograph it.

Gerbera daisies are big, bold and beautiful. They are nearly perfect, so much so, they’ll make you wonder if they’re artificial. Geberas bloom in nearly every color (except true blues and purples) on long, thick, sturdy stems. You can expect them to last a week or more in the vase, making them a favorite of flower arrangers and home decorators.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/flowers/sunny-side/

#flower   #macro   #orange   #closeup  #daisy  ... more »

Sunny Side Up
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

I put the macro mojo to work on this flower photo. It’s a Gerbera Daisy I picked up from a local florist…just to photograph it.

Gerbera daisies are big, bold and beautiful. They are nearly perfect, so much so, they’ll make you wonder if they’re artificial. Geberas bloom in nearly every color (except true blues and purples) on long, thick, sturdy stems. You can expect them to last a week or more in the vase, making them a favorite of flower arrangers and home decorators.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/flowers/sunny-side/

#flower   #macro   #orange   #closeup   #daisy  ___

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2016-07-13 09:34:51 (18 comments; 6 reshares; 117 +1s; )Open 

Tree Hugger
Butterfly photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

I love macro photography because it brings things that are small, and often missed, closeup and in sharp focus. It reveals the detail that we rarely have the opportunity to observe and enjoy.

This small butterfly was one of several I found mingling around the base of a tree in the woods of Missouri. It seemed like a gathering of old friends. Unfortunately, I was’t able to get a good shot of the group’s activity because, at the base of the tree, there was a good deal of tall grass that shielded my view. This momentary loner was kind enough to sit still long enough for me to snap its image.

By the way, the image you see here was flipped 180-degrees. When I snapped it, the butterfly was facing downward. I thought it seemed more natural and a little easier on the eyes to have it positionedupw... more »

Tree Hugger
Butterfly photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

I love macro photography because it brings things that are small, and often missed, closeup and in sharp focus. It reveals the detail that we rarely have the opportunity to observe and enjoy.

This small butterfly was one of several I found mingling around the base of a tree in the woods of Missouri. It seemed like a gathering of old friends. Unfortunately, I was’t able to get a good shot of the group’s activity because, at the base of the tree, there was a good deal of tall grass that shielded my view. This momentary loner was kind enough to sit still long enough for me to snap its image.

By the way, the image you see here was flipped 180-degrees. When I snapped it, the butterfly was facing downward. I thought it seemed more natural and a little easier on the eyes to have it positioned upward.

There is much more detail to be seen in the larger version. To see it, simply click on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/tree-hugger/

#nature   #butterfly   #tree   #moss   #macro   #closeup  ___

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2016-07-12 11:46:24 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 91 +1s; )Open 

Pure Algoma
Lighthouse photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The Algoma lighthouse and pier present a welcome sight to shore-side visitors and, more important, the watercraft entering and departing the small Lake Michigan harbor.

This image doesn’t contain the dramatic sunrise elements usually seen in my photos of the Algoma lighthouse. I was there at the break of dawn, hoping for a dramatic sunrise, but it never materialized. Still I like this photo for the clear, clean feel of the blue water and sky…with a hint of sunrise pink on the horizon.

You can get a larger view of this image by clicking on the photo.

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Pure Algoma
Lighthouse photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The Algoma lighthouse and pier present a welcome sight to shore-side visitors and, more important, the watercraft entering and departing the small Lake Michigan harbor.

This image doesn’t contain the dramatic sunrise elements usually seen in my photos of the Algoma lighthouse. I was there at the break of dawn, hoping for a dramatic sunrise, but it never materialized. Still I like this photo for the clear, clean feel of the blue water and sky…with a hint of sunrise pink on the horizon.

You can get a larger view of this image by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/lighthouse/pure-algoma/

#lighthouse   #lakemichigan   #algoma   #kewauneecounty   #blue  ___

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2016-07-11 10:11:06 (6 comments; 2 reshares; 72 +1s; )Open 

Colorful Kewaunee Fourth
Fireworks photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

A crowd of wide-eyed spectators watch the Fourth of July fireworks show from Selner Beach in Kewaunee, Wisconsin. Along with the booming colors the crowd was serenaded by the gentle, rhythmic sound of Lake Michigan waves on the shore.

I enjoy photographing fireworks. I particularly enjoy capturing the fine detail. Unfortunately, you have to really zoom in to see the kind of detail I’m talking about. Fortunately, with the large megapixels of today’s cameras, you can see some amazing detail when you enlarge the image. You won’t be able to see that kind of detail in this image, but you can view a larger version to get a better, overall view by clicking on the photo.

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Colorful Kewaunee Fourth
Fireworks photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

A crowd of wide-eyed spectators watch the Fourth of July fireworks show from Selner Beach in Kewaunee, Wisconsin. Along with the booming colors the crowd was serenaded by the gentle, rhythmic sound of Lake Michigan waves on the shore.

I enjoy photographing fireworks. I particularly enjoy capturing the fine detail. Unfortunately, you have to really zoom in to see the kind of detail I’m talking about. Fortunately, with the large megapixels of today’s cameras, you can see some amazing detail when you enlarge the image. You won’t be able to see that kind of detail in this image, but you can view a larger version to get a better, overall view by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/fireworks/colorful-kewaunee-fourth/

#fireworks   #4thofjuly   #4thofjuly2016   #july4th   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty   #beach   #nightphotography  ___

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2016-07-08 11:58:16 (10 comments; 3 reshares; 68 +1s; )Open 

Beachside Spectacular
Fireworks photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

One of the best vantage points for the 4th of July fireworks display in Kewaunee, Wisconsin is a blanket or comfortable chair on the beach. Kewaunee is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan.

I’ve photographed the fireworks in Kewaunee many times, but I usually do so from a spot on the harbor. I like capturing the reflection of the firework’s colors on the water’s surface. (Check some of the previous Kewaunee fireworks posts on this site here: http://popsdigital.com/?s=kewaunee%2C+Fireworks) This year, I decided to try a different location, joining the spectators on the beach.

The fireworks are discharged from the pier that stretches out into the lake.

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Beachside Spectacular
Fireworks photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

One of the best vantage points for the 4th of July fireworks display in Kewaunee, Wisconsin is a blanket or comfortable chair on the beach. Kewaunee is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan.

I’ve photographed the fireworks in Kewaunee many times, but I usually do so from a spot on the harbor. I like capturing the reflection of the firework’s colors on the water’s surface. (Check some of the previous Kewaunee fireworks posts on this site here: http://popsdigital.com/?s=kewaunee%2C+Fireworks) This year, I decided to try a different location, joining the spectators on the beach.

The fireworks are discharged from the pier that stretches out into the lake.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/beachside-spectacular/

#fireworks   #july4th   #july4   #julyfourth   #july4th2016   #4thofjuly   #4thofjuly2016   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty  ___

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2016-07-06 12:44:51 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 70 +1s; )Open 

Blooming in Black & White
Monochrome fireworks photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

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.

If you have a large monitor you may be able to view a larger version of this image by clicking on it.

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Blooming in Black & White
Monochrome fireworks photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

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.

If you have a large monitor you may be able to view a larger version of this image by clicking on it.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/blooming-in-black-white/

#monochrome   #monochromephotography   #fireworks  ___

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2016-07-05 11:31:45 (11 comments; 7 reshares; 107 +1s; )Open 

Grass Hopper
Wildlife photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This little rascal was very alert, keeping an eye on me while I kept my camera focused on him.

I photographed this wild bunny on a recent trip to Missouri. I was strolling around in the early morning and found out I wasn’t the only one up early. He looks steady here, but he only stood still for a moment before scurrying off to the woods.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/animals/grass-hopper/

#rabbit   #bunny   #nature   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #cute   #cuteanimals  

Grass Hopper
Wildlife photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This little rascal was very alert, keeping an eye on me while I kept my camera focused on him.

I photographed this wild bunny on a recent trip to Missouri. I was strolling around in the early morning and found out I wasn’t the only one up early. He looks steady here, but he only stood still for a moment before scurrying off to the woods.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/animals/grass-hopper/

#rabbit   #bunny   #nature   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #cute   #cuteanimals  ___

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2016-06-30 11:05:31 (33 comments; 10 reshares; 252 +1s; )Open 

Hello Wild Yellow
Wildflower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This yellow wildflower found a place in a woodland clearing to enjoy the warm, afternoon sun.

I usually try to offer some info on the flowers I post – at least the name of the flower. In this case, I don’t know what this one is called. I spent a good deal of time searching the web and a wildflower field guide but couldn’t come up with a good match. If you know, definitively, what this flower is, let me know. I photographed this bloom on a trail in northeast Wisconsin.

You can get a larger, more detailed view of this flower by clicking on the photo.

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Hello Wild Yellow
Wildflower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This yellow wildflower found a place in a woodland clearing to enjoy the warm, afternoon sun.

I usually try to offer some info on the flowers I post – at least the name of the flower. In this case, I don’t know what this one is called. I spent a good deal of time searching the web and a wildflower field guide but couldn’t come up with a good match. If you know, definitively, what this flower is, let me know. I photographed this bloom on a trail in northeast Wisconsin.

You can get a larger, more detailed view of this flower by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/flowers/hello-wild-yellow/

#wildflower   #yellow   #macro   #macrophotography___

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2016-06-28 10:58:32 (83 comments; 25 reshares; 405 +1s; )Open 

Glorious Spring

That God once loved a garden we learn in Holy writ.
And seeing gardens in the Spring I well can credit it.
~Winifred Mary Letts

I would love to be able to boast that I took this photo from a flowerbed in our yard. This stunning display is another scene from West of the Lake Gardens in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

After the long, hard winter, these kind of displays of spring beauty provides healing therapy for the soul.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/glorious-spring/

#fowers   #spring    #colorful  

Glorious Spring

That God once loved a garden we learn in Holy writ.
And seeing gardens in the Spring I well can credit it.
~Winifred Mary Letts

I would love to be able to boast that I took this photo from a flowerbed in our yard. This stunning display is another scene from West of the Lake Gardens in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

After the long, hard winter, these kind of displays of spring beauty provides healing therapy for the soul.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/glorious-spring/

#fowers   #spring    #colorful  ___

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2016-06-26 12:42:01 (27 comments; 9 reshares; 128 +1s; )Open 

Dark Damsel
Macro nature photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The dainty damselfly is a predator by nature. Damselflies catch and eat flies, mosquitoes, and other small insects. Often they hover among grasses and low vegetation, picking prey off stems and leaves with their spiny legs.

I think the best part of this image is the detailed pattern and color in the wings. I also like the tiny spines on the legs.

This dark damsel paused just long enough for me to catch a good photo. They tend to zip to and fro and make focusing a challenge. I saw this one on a walk through some woods in Missouri. I had to shoot through the leaves to grab this image. I would have preferred the leaf in the foreground wasn’t there so you could see the structure of all the legs, but sometimes you have to take what you can get.

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Dark Damsel
Macro nature photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The dainty damselfly is a predator by nature. Damselflies catch and eat flies, mosquitoes, and other small insects. Often they hover among grasses and low vegetation, picking prey off stems and leaves with their spiny legs.

I think the best part of this image is the detailed pattern and color in the wings. I also like the tiny spines on the legs.

This dark damsel paused just long enough for me to catch a good photo. They tend to zip to and fro and make focusing a challenge. I saw this one on a walk through some woods in Missouri. I had to shoot through the leaves to grab this image. I would have preferred the leaf in the foreground wasn’t there so you could see the structure of all the legs, but sometimes you have to take what you can get.

To enjoy the details available in this image, click on the photo to view the larger version.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/bugs/dark-damsel/

#macro   #macrophotography   #nature   #insect   #wings  ___

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2016-06-24 09:59:25 (17 comments; 5 reshares; 93 +1s; )Open 

Slipping Toward Twilight
Night photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

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.

#night   #nightphotography   #cityscape   #milwaukee  

Slipping Toward Twilight
Night photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

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.

#night   #nightphotography   #cityscape   #milwaukee  ___

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2016-06-23 10:58:25 (8 comments; 5 reshares; 112 +1s; )Open 

Sunrise and Splendor
Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

A magnificent, pre-sunrise, panoramic display by the morning sky and clouds seems to envelop the Kewaunee lighthouse and pier. The warm reflection off Lake Michigan’s calm waters only accentuates the exhibition.

I’ve always believed, the best part of a sunrise is not the sun, but the clouds. The sun creates the light and color, but the clouds provide the character. Not heavy cloud cover, but the light, wispy kind that provide natural texture and interest to a scene. To me, a cloudless sunrise is pretty bland.

It seems I’ve been writing a lot about how I don’t often post panoramic images because their wide-view perspective doesn’t fit well within the typical web site parameters. Well, I must be on a bit of a panoramic kick these days, because I’ve posted more panoramas inthe last fe... more »

Sunrise and Splendor
Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

A magnificent, pre-sunrise, panoramic display by the morning sky and clouds seems to envelop the Kewaunee lighthouse and pier. The warm reflection off Lake Michigan’s calm waters only accentuates the exhibition.

I’ve always believed, the best part of a sunrise is not the sun, but the clouds. The sun creates the light and color, but the clouds provide the character. Not heavy cloud cover, but the light, wispy kind that provide natural texture and interest to a scene. To me, a cloudless sunrise is pretty bland.

It seems I’ve been writing a lot about how I don’t often post panoramic images because their wide-view perspective doesn’t fit well within the typical web site parameters. Well, I must be on a bit of a panoramic kick these days, because I’ve posted more panoramas in the last few weeks than I have in as many years. I guess, when the mood and the beauty hits me, I can’t pass it up. It’s a little more work in processing, but I believe the results are well worth it.

Of course, when I post a panoramic image I must urge you to click on the photo so you can view a much larger version. There are a lot of birds in this photo, but you’ll miss most of them if you don’t view the larger version.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/lighthouse/sunrise-and-splendor/

#sunrise   #sunrisephotography   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty   #lakemichigan   #lighthouse   #pano   #panorama  ___

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2016-06-22 11:20:31 (13 comments; 1 reshares; 99 +1s; )Open 

Star Power – B&W
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This exceptionally colorful flower takes on a whole different persona in black and white. Take a look at the full color version to compare the two here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/star-power/

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/star-power-bw/

#flower   #monochrome   #monochromephotography   #macro   #flowers   #flowerphotography  

Star Power – B&W
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This exceptionally colorful flower takes on a whole different persona in black and white. Take a look at the full color version to compare the two here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/star-power/

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/star-power-bw/

#flower   #monochrome   #monochromephotography   #macro   #flowers   #flowerphotography  ___

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2016-06-19 12:22:00 (12 comments; 6 reshares; 261 +1s; )Open 

Gold In the Marsh
Wildflower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

These yellow wildflowers are known locally as Marsh Marigolds. They can be found in ditches, wet woodlands and marshes. We found these…and a whole bunch more…in some soggy areas in the woodlands of northeast Wisconsin.

As I mentioned, we call them marsh marigolds in this area. Their botanical name is caltha palustris but they are known by a unbelievable variety of other names around the world. According to Wikipedia, the second most common name is kingcup. After that, they are also called brave bassinets, crazy Beth, horse blob, May blob, mare blob, boots, water boots, meadow-bright, bullflower, meadow buttercup, water buttercup, soldier’s buttons, meadow cowslip, water cowslip, publican’s cloak, crowfoot, water dragon, drunkards, water goggles, meadow gowan, water gowan, yellow gowan,goldes,... more »

Gold In the Marsh
Wildflower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

These yellow wildflowers are known locally as Marsh Marigolds. They can be found in ditches, wet woodlands and marshes. We found these…and a whole bunch more…in some soggy areas in the woodlands of northeast Wisconsin.

As I mentioned, we call them marsh marigolds in this area. Their botanical name is caltha palustris but they are known by a unbelievable variety of other names around the world. According to Wikipedia, the second most common name is kingcup. After that, they are also called brave bassinets, crazy Beth, horse blob, May blob, mare blob, boots, water boots, meadow-bright, bullflower, meadow buttercup, water buttercup, soldier’s buttons, meadow cowslip, water cowslip, publican’s cloak, crowfoot, water dragon, drunkards, water goggles, meadow gowan, water gowan, yellow gowan, goldes, golds, goldings, gools, cow lily, marybuds, and publicans-and-sinners. The common name “marigold” refers to its use in medieval churches at Easter as a tribute to the Virgin Mary, as in “Mary gold”.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/gold-in-the-marsh/

#wildflowers   #macrophotography   #yellow   #woodland   #kingcup  ___

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2016-06-18 11:32:13 (15 comments; 9 reshares; 108 +1s; )Open 

Out of the Blue
Lighthouse photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The deep red color of the Algoma lighthouse stands in sharp contrast to the deep blue of Lake Michigan and the early morning sky above.

I have taken a lot of photos of this lighthouse. On this trip, I was hoping for another nice sunrise. Unfortunately, the rising sun was concealed by a band of clouds on the horizon so a true sunrise photo wasn’t in the cards. I decided to catch a low angle view of the lighthouse across the Algoma harbor. To get this shot, I crawled down on the rocks near the mouth of the Ahnapee River, just off the marina parking lot, and held my camera just above the water.

I like this image for 1) the different perspective, 2) the reflection of the lighthouse, 3) the ripples in the water giving it depth and interest, and 4) the predominant blue color withc... more »

Out of the Blue
Lighthouse photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The deep red color of the Algoma lighthouse stands in sharp contrast to the deep blue of Lake Michigan and the early morning sky above.

I have taken a lot of photos of this lighthouse. On this trip, I was hoping for another nice sunrise. Unfortunately, the rising sun was concealed by a band of clouds on the horizon so a true sunrise photo wasn’t in the cards. I decided to catch a low angle view of the lighthouse across the Algoma harbor. To get this shot, I crawled down on the rocks near the mouth of the Ahnapee River, just off the marina parking lot, and held my camera just above the water.

I like this image for 1) the different perspective, 2) the reflection of the lighthouse, 3) the ripples in the water giving it depth and interest, and 4) the predominant blue color with contrasting red.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/out-of-the-blue/ ‎

#Algoma   #Kewauneecounty   #lighthouse   #blue   #landscape   #lakemichigan  ___

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2016-06-17 10:35:23 (14 comments; 8 reshares; 129 +1s; )Open 

Red Velvet Morning
Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Like red velvet rippling in the sky, the clouds above Lake Michigan contributed to a dramatic sunrise behind the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/lighthouse/red-velvet-morning/

#sunrise   #lighthouse   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty   #lakemichigan  

Red Velvet Morning
Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Like red velvet rippling in the sky, the clouds above Lake Michigan contributed to a dramatic sunrise behind the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/lighthouse/red-velvet-morning/

#sunrise   #lighthouse   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty   #lakemichigan  ___

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2016-06-15 10:09:50 (56 comments; 17 reshares; 395 +1s; )Open 

Interloper
Wildflower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

in·ter·lop·er
/ˈin(t)ərˌlōpər,ˌin(t)ərˈlōpər/
noun – – a person who becomes involved in a place or situation where they are not wanted or are considered not to belong.

The dandelion is clearly the interloper here, inserting itself among the trilliums. These wildflowers were photographed on a recent hike in the woodlands of northeast Wisconsin.

I tried to capture the purity and details in the petals of the trillium blooms. The dandelion seemed to be photobombing. If you look closely, I think you can see a sly smirk on the dandelion’s face.

In any case, you can see all of the detail better by viewing the larger version. To do that, simply click on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one,visit my website o... more »

Interloper
Wildflower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

in·ter·lop·er
/ˈin(t)ərˌlōpər,ˌin(t)ərˈlōpər/
noun – – a person who becomes involved in a place or situation where they are not wanted or are considered not to belong.

The dandelion is clearly the interloper here, inserting itself among the trilliums. These wildflowers were photographed on a recent hike in the woodlands of northeast Wisconsin.

I tried to capture the purity and details in the petals of the trillium blooms. The dandelion seemed to be photobombing. If you look closely, I think you can see a sly smirk on the dandelion’s face.

In any case, you can see all of the detail better by viewing the larger version. To do that, simply click on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/flowers/interloper/

#wildflowers   #trillium   #woodland   #flowers   #flowerphotography  ___

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2016-06-13 10:19:53 (16 comments; 8 reshares; 113 +1s; )Open 

Tall Drink of Comfort
Sunrise panorama photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The sky above, the water below and the sun rising over its shoulder all combine to make a warm, comforting atmosphere around the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse. This image was captured on the western shore of Lake Michigan, just south of the pier in Kewaunee.

This is a panoramic image. Usually we think of panoramas as being wide, horizontal images. In this case, I wanted more of the sky and water in the shot than a single frame would allow, so I combined three frames (high, middle and low) to create a tall image. The changing hue in the upper sky adds to the interest of this image, as does the sun’s reflection dancing along the ripples of the lake.

As I’ve said before, I don’t normally post many panoramas because they don’t display well within the size constraints of mostwebpage... more »

Tall Drink of Comfort
Sunrise panorama photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The sky above, the water below and the sun rising over its shoulder all combine to make a warm, comforting atmosphere around the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse. This image was captured on the western shore of Lake Michigan, just south of the pier in Kewaunee.

This is a panoramic image. Usually we think of panoramas as being wide, horizontal images. In this case, I wanted more of the sky and water in the shot than a single frame would allow, so I combined three frames (high, middle and low) to create a tall image. The changing hue in the upper sky adds to the interest of this image, as does the sun’s reflection dancing along the ripples of the lake.

As I’ve said before, I don’t normally post many panoramas because they don’t display well within the size constraints of most webpages. This one would be truly awesome if you could view it very large. It is a large file and could be printed as tall as eight feet. Wouldn’t that would be cool!

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/lighthouse/tall-drink-comfort/

#panorama   #lighthouse   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty   #sunrise  ___

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2016-06-12 11:39:17 (47 comments; 21 reshares; 431 +1s; )Open 

The Daffodil Patch
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Daffodils are always a cheerful delight. Though short-lived, they are bright and vigorous springtime bloomers.

This particular patch is one of my favorite. Each spring, those driving north through Algoma,WI on highway 42 will find this plentiful display of yellow daffodils on the right side of the road, just before you descend the hill on the south side of town. My thanks and compliments to the homeowner who provide these well-cared-for beauties.

The daffodil is of the Narcissus genus – predominantly spring perennial plants in the Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis) family. Those in the Narcissus classification are easy to identify by their flowers with six petal-like tepals surmounted by a cup- or trumpet-shaped corona. According to Wikipedia, historical accounts suggest narcissi have beenc... more »

The Daffodil Patch
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Daffodils are always a cheerful delight. Though short-lived, they are bright and vigorous springtime bloomers.

This particular patch is one of my favorite. Each spring, those driving north through Algoma,WI on highway 42 will find this plentiful display of yellow daffodils on the right side of the road, just before you descend the hill on the south side of town. My thanks and compliments to the homeowner who provide these well-cared-for beauties.

The daffodil is of the Narcissus genus – predominantly spring perennial plants in the Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis) family. Those in the Narcissus classification are easy to identify by their flowers with six petal-like tepals surmounted by a cup- or trumpet-shaped corona. According to Wikipedia, historical accounts suggest narcissi have been cultivated from the earliest times, but became increasingly popular in Europe after the 16th century and by the late 19th century were an important commercial crop centered primarily on the Netherlands. Today narcissi are popular as cut flowers and as ornamental plants in private and public gardens.

Like other members of their family, narcissi produce a number of different alkaloids, which provide some protection for the plant, but may be poisonous if accidentally ingested. This property has been exploited for medicinal use in traditional healing and has resulted in the production of galantamine for the treatment of Alzheimer’s dementia. Long celebrated in art and literature, narcissi are associated with a number of themes in different cultures, ranging from death to good fortune, and as symbols of spring. The daffodil is the national flower of Wales and the symbol of cancer charities in many countries.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/flowers/the-daffodil-patch/

#Narcissus   #daffodil   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #macro   #yellow  ___

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2016-06-11 12:16:30 (30 comments; 5 reshares; 121 +1s; )Open 

Fully Charged
Lightning Landscape photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Lightning lit up the sky as a post script to the powerful storm that just rolled through our rural area of Kewaunee County in northeast Wisconsin.

A severe storm had just pushed through. On the horizon, the sky turned a wild, orangeish-red and the lightning continued to flash for awhile. I’m afraid I was a little late to the party. I should have gotten my camera out sooner. I was able to capture three shots with lightning – this, being the best one.

In the foreground you see the farm field, planted with corn in its early stages, soaked with water that reflects the brightness of the lightning. This shot was taken from a third-floor vantage point in the attic or our home. Very cool to watch.

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Fully Charged
Lightning Landscape photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Lightning lit up the sky as a post script to the powerful storm that just rolled through our rural area of Kewaunee County in northeast Wisconsin.

A severe storm had just pushed through. On the horizon, the sky turned a wild, orangeish-red and the lightning continued to flash for awhile. I’m afraid I was a little late to the party. I should have gotten my camera out sooner. I was able to capture three shots with lightning – this, being the best one.

In the foreground you see the farm field, planted with corn in its early stages, soaked with water that reflects the brightness of the lightning. This shot was taken from a third-floor vantage point in the attic or our home. Very cool to watch.

This is one you’ll want to view in the larger version to see the fine detail in the lightning. You can do so by clicking on the image.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/uncategorized/fully-charged/

#lightning   #electric   #storm   #electricity   #landscape  ___

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2016-06-08 10:28:19 (14 comments; 11 reshares; 198 +1s; )Open 

Aerial Ballet
Bird photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Two female Ruby-throated hummingbirds perform a delicate dance by my window.

Well, actually…in the interest of full disclosure, they were both flying by my window – just as you see them here – but not at exactly the same time. I combined two different photos to make the scene more interesting. They only missed each other by a minute or two.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/aerial-ballet/

#birds #hummingbird   #flying   #naturelovers  

Aerial Ballet
Bird photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Two female Ruby-throated hummingbirds perform a delicate dance by my window.

Well, actually…in the interest of full disclosure, they were both flying by my window – just as you see them here – but not at exactly the same time. I combined two different photos to make the scene more interesting. They only missed each other by a minute or two.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/aerial-ballet/

#birds #hummingbird   #flying   #naturelovers  ___

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2016-06-05 12:09:30 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 83 +1s; )Open 

Beyond the Harbor
Landscape Panorama photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This is a panoramic view at the mouth of the harbor at Algoma, WI; on the western shore of Lake Michigan.

A couple of weeks ago I set out to capture a sunrise, but as you can see, the sun was blocked by the thick clouds on the horizon. The best feature of the morning were the lighter clouds, highlighted by the hidden sun, that filled the sky above.

To capture this wide-angle view, I took four separate photos and combined them for the final image you see here.

I don’t often post panoramic images because of the width limitations of most websites, including my own. To get the best view of this one, you should click on the photo. When you do, a larger version will open.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one,v... more »

Beyond the Harbor
Landscape Panorama photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This is a panoramic view at the mouth of the harbor at Algoma, WI; on the western shore of Lake Michigan.

A couple of weeks ago I set out to capture a sunrise, but as you can see, the sun was blocked by the thick clouds on the horizon. The best feature of the morning were the lighter clouds, highlighted by the hidden sun, that filled the sky above.

To capture this wide-angle view, I took four separate photos and combined them for the final image you see here.

I don’t often post panoramic images because of the width limitations of most websites, including my own. To get the best view of this one, you should click on the photo. When you do, a larger version will open.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/lighthouse/beyond-the-harbor/

#lighthouse   #lakemichigan   #sunrise   #Algoma   #kewauneecounty   #panorama   #pano  ___

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2016-06-03 11:14:19 (19 comments; 4 reshares; 99 +1s; )Open 

Fishing Light
Night photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The full moon and lighthouse presented a dramatic backdrop for a couple preparing to fish off the pier at Kewaunee, Wisconsin. When ready, they would cast a seine net over the side and illuminate the surface of the water with their lantern, hoping to attract small Lake Michigan fish – smelt.

The evening was much darker than it appears in this image and I was a lot farther away than one would think at first glance. I was on shore which put the lighthouse about 750 feet away. The moon had to be at least three or four times that far.

#moon   #moonlight   #fullmoon   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty   #lighthouse   #lakemichigan  

Fishing Light
Night photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The full moon and lighthouse presented a dramatic backdrop for a couple preparing to fish off the pier at Kewaunee, Wisconsin. When ready, they would cast a seine net over the side and illuminate the surface of the water with their lantern, hoping to attract small Lake Michigan fish – smelt.

The evening was much darker than it appears in this image and I was a lot farther away than one would think at first glance. I was on shore which put the lighthouse about 750 feet away. The moon had to be at least three or four times that far.

#moon   #moonlight   #fullmoon   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty   #lighthouse   #lakemichigan  ___

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2016-06-02 10:39:29 (45 comments; 26 reshares; 428 +1s; )Open 

Heart On A String
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

One of the most unique of flowers, this is the bleeding heart. It’s sparkling with moisture from a springtime rain.

The bleeding heart plant (lamprocapnos spectabilis) is native to China, Korea, Japan and Siberia. I was surprised to find out it is in the poppy family. It was brought to the west in the 1840's by the famed Scottish plant hunter, botanist Robert Fortune. It is prized by gardeners for its heart-shaped pink and white flowers that bloom in spring and early summer.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/flowers/heart-on-a-string/

#flower   #flowers   #macro  #mac... more »

Heart On A String
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

One of the most unique of flowers, this is the bleeding heart. It’s sparkling with moisture from a springtime rain.

The bleeding heart plant (lamprocapnos spectabilis) is native to China, Korea, Japan and Siberia. I was surprised to find out it is in the poppy family. It was brought to the west in the 1840's by the famed Scottish plant hunter, botanist Robert Fortune. It is prized by gardeners for its heart-shaped pink and white flowers that bloom in spring and early summer.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/flowers/heart-on-a-string/

#flower   #flowers   #macro   #macrophotography   #flowerphotography  ___

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2016-05-31 10:55:32 (79 comments; 28 reshares; 529 +1s; )Open 

Wild Geranium Family Portrait
Wildflower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

On a recent woodland hike I found this nice grouping of Wild Geraniums. It reminded me of a family portrait…parents and children…including little buds.

In the interest of full disclosure, I altered the background. There were some small, yellow wildflowers (weeds) growing a few feet away. I snapped off a stem of them and placed it behind my subjects to add a little more color and variety to the image.

As I often remind people, I operate as an artist not a photo journalist. Most images I post are true to the original scene. However, on occasion, I may add or subtract elements to suit my artistic vision. Most times, it’s done digitally. In this case, a little impromptu, on-site, floral arrangement.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. Ifyou&#... more »

Wild Geranium Family Portrait
Wildflower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

On a recent woodland hike I found this nice grouping of Wild Geraniums. It reminded me of a family portrait…parents and children…including little buds.

In the interest of full disclosure, I altered the background. There were some small, yellow wildflowers (weeds) growing a few feet away. I snapped off a stem of them and placed it behind my subjects to add a little more color and variety to the image.

As I often remind people, I operate as an artist not a photo journalist. Most images I post are true to the original scene. However, on occasion, I may add or subtract elements to suit my artistic vision. Most times, it’s done digitally. In this case, a little impromptu, on-site, floral arrangement.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/flowers/wild-geranium-family-portrait/

#flowers   #wildflowers   #macro   #purple  ___

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2016-05-30 12:25:37 (26 comments; 17 reshares; 150 +1s; )Open 

In the Spotlight
Lighthouse sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The calm of morning is accentuated by the warming hues of a the sunrise, poised for effect, over the lighthouse at Kewaunee, WI.

It is difficult to grab the sun in just the right position because it’s always moving…and faster than you think. By the time I get into position and get the camera set, I have to adjust a few more inches to the left…and a few more inches down…and a few more inches…. Well, you get the idea. Try it sometime. It seems to be moving very slowly until you are trying to get a precise placement. Same problem with the moon on similar shots.

The other difficult aspect of this shot is trying to get some detail in the subject in front of the sun. With the overwhelming brightness of the sun, everything else can become a black, silhouette. Themorning h... more »

In the Spotlight
Lighthouse sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The calm of morning is accentuated by the warming hues of a the sunrise, poised for effect, over the lighthouse at Kewaunee, WI.

It is difficult to grab the sun in just the right position because it’s always moving…and faster than you think. By the time I get into position and get the camera set, I have to adjust a few more inches to the left…and a few more inches down…and a few more inches…. Well, you get the idea. Try it sometime. It seems to be moving very slowly until you are trying to get a precise placement. Same problem with the moon on similar shots.

The other difficult aspect of this shot is trying to get some detail in the subject in front of the sun. With the overwhelming brightness of the sun, everything else can become a black, silhouette. The morning haze helped mute the brightness a bit. However, to get the level of definition you see in the lighthouse and navigation marker, I blended several shots of varying exposures.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/lighthouse/in-the-spotlight/

#lighthouse   #sunrise   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty   #sunrisephotography  ___

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2016-05-27 10:17:59 (73 comments; 35 reshares; 519 +1s; )Open 

Segregated Spring
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The tulips were brilliant at the Scholte House gardens. We visited there during the 2015 Tulip Festival in Pella, IA.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/segregated-spring/

#tulips   #flowers   #spring   #pella   #ia  

Segregated Spring
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The tulips were brilliant at the Scholte House gardens. We visited there during the 2015 Tulip Festival in Pella, IA.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/segregated-spring/

#tulips   #flowers   #spring   #pella   #ia  ___

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2016-05-23 10:21:18 (17 comments; 6 reshares; 108 +1s; )Open 

Short-billed Dowitcher
Bird photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The short-billed dowitcher is a medium-sized, stocky, shorebird in the sandpiper family (Scolopacidae). These birds are found in North America, Central America, and northern South America. This one was photographed along the western shore of Lake Michigan.

I captured this handsome character a couple of weeks ago, on an early morning excursion to Algoma, WI. I was there hoping to capture a nice sunrise alongside the lighthouse. The sunrise didn’t turn out to be the beauty I had hoped for. Thankfully, this little guy (or girl) showed up before I headed home and showed a willingness to be photographed. It’s been awhile since I last posted a bird photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchaseand... more »

Short-billed Dowitcher
Bird photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The short-billed dowitcher is a medium-sized, stocky, shorebird in the sandpiper family (Scolopacidae). These birds are found in North America, Central America, and northern South America. This one was photographed along the western shore of Lake Michigan.

I captured this handsome character a couple of weeks ago, on an early morning excursion to Algoma, WI. I was there hoping to capture a nice sunrise alongside the lighthouse. The sunrise didn’t turn out to be the beauty I had hoped for. Thankfully, this little guy (or girl) showed up before I headed home and showed a willingness to be photographed. It’s been awhile since I last posted a bird photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/birds/short-billed-dowitcher/

#bird   #birds   #birdphotography   #blue   #Water  ___

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2016-05-17 11:00:50 (35 comments; 28 reshares; 482 +1s; )Open 

A Wet Spring
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

These little beauties seem drunk on spring; a bit disheveled as they lounge, casually soaking up the moisture of an early morning rain.

These very tiny, delicate flowers are known as “Spring Beauty” and “Siberian Squill.” Their formal name is Scilla Siberic. They are the very first of the flowers in our yard to appear in the spring.

Scilla Siberic is native to southwestern Russia, the Caucasus, and Turkey. Despite its name, it is not native to Siberia.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/flowers/a-wet-spring/

#flower   #flowers   #spring   #wet   #blue   #macro ... more »

A Wet Spring
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

These little beauties seem drunk on spring; a bit disheveled as they lounge, casually soaking up the moisture of an early morning rain.

These very tiny, delicate flowers are known as “Spring Beauty” and “Siberian Squill.” Their formal name is Scilla Siberic. They are the very first of the flowers in our yard to appear in the spring.

Scilla Siberic is native to southwestern Russia, the Caucasus, and Turkey. Despite its name, it is not native to Siberia.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/flowers/a-wet-spring/

#flower   #flowers   #spring   #wet   #blue   #macro  ___

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2016-05-14 09:58:57 (16 comments; 6 reshares; 287 +1s; )Open 

Branching Out
Nature photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

One of my favorite spring images are the new, delicate leaves that sprout from trees emerging from their winter dormancy.

As I walk through the woods I’m always scanning my surroundings for something that catches my eye. This sprig was captured by the late afternoon sunlight and highlighted by a back-light of filtering through the trees, making the very common uncommonly interesting. (At least to me.) It was just another twig among millions that caught my eye.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/branching-out/

#spring   #leaves   #bokeh   #macro   #green  

Branching Out
Nature photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

One of my favorite spring images are the new, delicate leaves that sprout from trees emerging from their winter dormancy.

As I walk through the woods I’m always scanning my surroundings for something that catches my eye. This sprig was captured by the late afternoon sunlight and highlighted by a back-light of filtering through the trees, making the very common uncommonly interesting. (At least to me.) It was just another twig among millions that caught my eye.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/branching-out/

#spring   #leaves   #bokeh   #macro   #green  ___

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2016-05-13 09:54:54 (37 comments; 20 reshares; 435 +1s; )Open 

Woodland Whites
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The trees are coming to life after a long winter’s nap. They seem to do so with great deal of grace and exuberance!

These are the blooms from a flowering tree we spotted on a springtime walk through the woods. The delicate flowers were fresh and plentiful but, I’m sure, will be short lived.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/flowers/woodland-whites/

#flower   #flowers    #Spring   #macro   #macrophotography  

Woodland Whites
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The trees are coming to life after a long winter’s nap. They seem to do so with great deal of grace and exuberance!

These are the blooms from a flowering tree we spotted on a springtime walk through the woods. The delicate flowers were fresh and plentiful but, I’m sure, will be short lived.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/flowers/woodland-whites/

#flower   #flowers    #Spring   #macro   #macrophotography  ___

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2016-05-12 11:46:16 (18 comments; 10 reshares; 121 +1s; )Open 

Wisps of Light
Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

I’ve taken a lot of photos of the Kewaunee lighthouse, but none like this. This was a pre-sunrise shot focusing on the light of the lighthouse. The morning sky provided a dramatic background.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/lighthouse/wisps-of-light/

#lighthouse   #sunrise   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty   #lakemichigan   #sunset  

Wisps of Light
Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

I’ve taken a lot of photos of the Kewaunee lighthouse, but none like this. This was a pre-sunrise shot focusing on the light of the lighthouse. The morning sky provided a dramatic background.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/lighthouse/wisps-of-light/

#lighthouse   #sunrise   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty   #lakemichigan   #sunset  ___

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2016-05-10 10:26:57 (27 comments; 7 reshares; 359 +1s; )Open 

"Spring Bloomers"
Wildflower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

These are one of my wife’s favorite wildflowers. She can’t help but comment on how adorable they are. They are Dutchman’s Breeches. (Dicentra Cucullaria)

These unique wildflowers get their name from the shape of the flowers. They resemble pantaloons hanging upside down and slightly inflated. The yellow adornment at the bottom of the flower resembles a belt on the pantaloons. (I think they look more like old-fashioned bloomers. That’s why I titled this image, Spring Bloomers. That, and because they bloom very early in the spring.)

In our area they begin to show up in early May. The flowers are approximately 3/4 inch in length and white to pinkish in color. The blooms dangle down from thin stalks rising from the lush green plant. According to Wikipedia, Native Americansand ear... more »

"Spring Bloomers"
Wildflower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

These are one of my wife’s favorite wildflowers. She can’t help but comment on how adorable they are. They are Dutchman’s Breeches. (Dicentra Cucullaria)

These unique wildflowers get their name from the shape of the flowers. They resemble pantaloons hanging upside down and slightly inflated. The yellow adornment at the bottom of the flower resembles a belt on the pantaloons. (I think they look more like old-fashioned bloomers. That’s why I titled this image, Spring Bloomers. That, and because they bloom very early in the spring.)

In our area they begin to show up in early May. The flowers are approximately 3/4 inch in length and white to pinkish in color. The blooms dangle down from thin stalks rising from the lush green plant. According to Wikipedia, Native Americans and early white practitioners considered this plant useful for syphilis, skin conditions and as a blood purifier.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/flowers/spring-bloomers/

#wildflowers   #macro   #spring   #woodlands  ___

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2016-05-08 12:29:17 (34 comments; 11 reshares; 343 +1s; )Open 

The Early Stretch
Nature photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

One of the glories of spring is “new growth” – as flowers bud and leaves sprout in the woodlands. This is a twig bursting forth with new life; awakening from its deep, winter slumber.

A lot of my images are captured on hikes through the woods with my wife. When we hike, you can bet my camera is with me. I often stop in mid-stop and begin focusing on something that would seem painfully plain and ordinary to most people. In these moments, something has caught my eye and sparked my imagination. I see some shape or texture or exquisite light that I want to save – if possible. (It’s not always possible.)

Often the greatest challenge in photography is being able to capture, with a camera, what my eye sees. Sure, you can snap a photo of a scene or object, but the camera has a difficulttime of c... more »

The Early Stretch
Nature photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

One of the glories of spring is “new growth” – as flowers bud and leaves sprout in the woodlands. This is a twig bursting forth with new life; awakening from its deep, winter slumber.

A lot of my images are captured on hikes through the woods with my wife. When we hike, you can bet my camera is with me. I often stop in mid-stop and begin focusing on something that would seem painfully plain and ordinary to most people. In these moments, something has caught my eye and sparked my imagination. I see some shape or texture or exquisite light that I want to save – if possible. (It’s not always possible.)

Often the greatest challenge in photography is being able to capture, with a camera, what my eye sees. Sure, you can snap a photo of a scene or object, but the camera has a difficult time of capturing the essence and full spectrum of beauty our eyes can perceive. (With, no doubt, some artistic enhancement provided by the filter of our own soul.)

Let’s be honest. This is an image of a simple, ordinary twig. But there is something about the warm glow of late afternoon light that is revealing the texture of the leaves…something about the early stage and directional flow of the leaves. To me, this simple twig has a seductive quality to it. I’m glad I stopped to capture it.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/the-early-stretch/

#leaves   #spring   #macro   #green   #minimalist  ___

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2016-05-06 10:08:10 (56 comments; 24 reshares; 476 +1s; )Open 

Passionate Purples
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The variety of tulips and colors is astounding at the annual Pella, Iowa Tulip Festival. These unique, eye-catching beauties are a perfect example.

To view more of the delicate detail in this image, click on the photo to view a larger version.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/passionate-purples/

#flowers   #flowerphotography   #tulips   #purple   #macro   #spring   #pella  

Passionate Purples
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The variety of tulips and colors is astounding at the annual Pella, Iowa Tulip Festival. These unique, eye-catching beauties are a perfect example.

To view more of the delicate detail in this image, click on the photo to view a larger version.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/passionate-purples/

#flowers   #flowerphotography   #tulips   #purple   #macro   #spring   #pella  ___

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2016-05-03 10:20:34 (14 comments; 2 reshares; 83 +1s; )Open 

Streaking Past the Avalon
Night photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

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) onthe nig... more »

Streaking Past the Avalon
Night photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

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 moisture from a fine mist that must have fallen 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.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/streaking-past-the-avalon/

#night   #nightphotography   #nightlife   #milwaukee   #architecture  ___

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2016-04-30 12:29:51 (25 comments; 19 reshares; 430 +1s; )Open 

Poppy’s Purple Passion
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This time of year you’ll see me post a lot of flowers. After the long winter, they are hard to resist.

This is a close -up of the very first Poppy to pop in my wife's flower bed a few years ago. (Too early for them to be blooming yet, this season.) Two days after I snapped this image it was gone – the victim of a strong breeze. However, there will be more coming to take it’s place.

Poppies are some of our favorites. I suspect I’ll post more before the blooming is done.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/poppys-purple-passion/

#flower   #macro  #poppy  ... more »

Poppy’s Purple Passion
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This time of year you’ll see me post a lot of flowers. After the long winter, they are hard to resist.

This is a close -up of the very first Poppy to pop in my wife's flower bed a few years ago. (Too early for them to be blooming yet, this season.) Two days after I snapped this image it was gone – the victim of a strong breeze. However, there will be more coming to take it’s place.

Poppies are some of our favorites. I suspect I’ll post more before the blooming is done.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/poppys-purple-passion/

#flower   #macro   #poppy   #red   #flowers  ___

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2016-04-30 12:15:01 (25 comments; 7 reshares; 119 +1s; )Open 

Solar Alignment
Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This is a case of being in the right place at the right time. The right place was the beach in Kewaunee, WI. The right time was just after sunrise on Saturday morning. I was able to capture the sun directly behind the light of the lighthouse.

The dominant cross pattern was created by a star filter I attached to my camera’s lens.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/lighthouse/solar-alignment/

#sunrise   #sunrisephotography   #sunset   #sunsetphotography   #lighthouse   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty  

Solar Alignment
Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This is a case of being in the right place at the right time. The right place was the beach in Kewaunee, WI. The right time was just after sunrise on Saturday morning. I was able to capture the sun directly behind the light of the lighthouse.

The dominant cross pattern was created by a star filter I attached to my camera’s lens.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/lighthouse/solar-alignment/

#sunrise   #sunrisephotography   #sunset   #sunsetphotography   #lighthouse   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty  ___

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