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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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2016-05-31 10:55:32 (78 comments; 25 reshares; 494 +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 »

Most reshares: 36

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2016-04-11 12:42:42 (77 comments; 36 reshares; 477 +1s; )Open 

Tiny Dancers        Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This spray of Forget Me Nots remind me of giddy, forest sprites dancing among the greenery.

With the dreary, winter weather we’ve been experiencing lately, I thought a spring-like image would be welcome. (No need to thank me.)

Forget Me Nots are some of my favorite flowers. However, they are so small, I have rarely captured an image of them that I really like. I really like this one.

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/tiny-dancers/

#macro #flowers #green #forgetmenots #tiny

Most plusones: 494

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2016-05-31 10:55:32 (78 comments; 25 reshares; 494 +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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2016-07-18 10:21:45 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 66 +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 (27 comments; 4 reshares; 230 +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 (17 comments; 4 reshares; 101 +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; 78 +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.

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:htt... more »

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; 1 reshares; 60 +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.

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

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 (8 comments; 3 reshares; 55 +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.

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

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 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 62 +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.

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 andlicen... more »

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; 90 +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; 9 reshares; 226 +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.

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:... more »

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 (77 comments; 20 reshares; 349 +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 (26 comments; 9 reshares; 121 +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.

To enjoy the details availablei... more »

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; 4 reshares; 84 +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; 4 reshares; 104 +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 (11 comments; 0 reshares; 92 +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 (11 comments; 5 reshares; 234 +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; 102 +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; 126 +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 (46 comments; 15 reshares; 353 +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.

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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; 104 +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; 19 reshares; 395 +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 (27 comments; 3 reshares; 114 +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 (12 comments; 11 reshares; 192 +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; 80 +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 (15 comments; 2 reshares; 90 +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; 23 reshares; 399 +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 (78 comments; 25 reshares; 494 +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; 16 reshares; 144 +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 (67 comments; 32 reshares; 486 +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; 101 +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 (33 comments; 27 reshares; 456 +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/

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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; 272 +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/

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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; 18 reshares; 420 +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/

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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 (16 comments; 10 reshares; 115 +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; 8 reshares; 343 +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; 8 reshares; 325 +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 (53 comments; 24 reshares; 450 +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/

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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; 1 reshares; 79 +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; 18 reshares; 415 +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/

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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 (23 comments; 5 reshares; 112 +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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2016-04-28 11:01:23 (32 comments; 19 reshares; 424 +1s; )Open 

Invitation To Spring
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

One of the most inviting indications of spring’s arrival are the cheerful daffodils. They are early bloomers and a sure sign of more spring beauty to come.

Normally I’m eagerly waiting for an opportunity to capture a few of these lovely flowers in our area of northeast Wisconsin.  These, however, were captured a couple of weeks before the bloom in our neighborhood.

On a recent trip to southern California we visited the higher elevations around San Bernardino where they still had small patches of snow and were experiencing their own spring arrival.  I snapped this pair blooming near Big Bear 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 mywebsite post ... more »

Invitation To Spring
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

One of the most inviting indications of spring’s arrival are the cheerful daffodils. They are early bloomers and a sure sign of more spring beauty to come.

Normally I’m eagerly waiting for an opportunity to capture a few of these lovely flowers in our area of northeast Wisconsin.  These, however, were captured a couple of weeks before the bloom in our neighborhood.

On a recent trip to southern California we visited the higher elevations around San Bernardino where they still had small patches of snow and were experiencing their own spring arrival.  I snapped this pair blooming near Big Bear 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/flowers/invitation-to-spring/

#flowerphotography   #macro   #spring   #daffodils   #flowers  ___

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2016-04-25 12:48:26 (20 comments; 8 reshares; 185 +1s; )Open 

Guarding the Beauty
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This is kind of a beauty-and-the-beast image. The Dianthus flowers in our yard caught my eye. As I moved in to take the shot, the little crab spider made himself known. I didn’t see him until I was right on top of him. I backed off…then moved in…then backed off…then moved in. When I moved in, he would take an aggressive stance. When I backed off, he would relax. Whatever his strategy was, it must have worked well since, judging by the girth of his tiny frame, I’d say he hadn’t missed any meals.

This photo was taken many years ago with my old Kodak camera. A little “vintage” Pops Digital for you.

#spider   #flowers   #macro   #flowerphotography   #purple  

Guarding the Beauty
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This is kind of a beauty-and-the-beast image. The Dianthus flowers in our yard caught my eye. As I moved in to take the shot, the little crab spider made himself known. I didn’t see him until I was right on top of him. I backed off…then moved in…then backed off…then moved in. When I moved in, he would take an aggressive stance. When I backed off, he would relax. Whatever his strategy was, it must have worked well since, judging by the girth of his tiny frame, I’d say he hadn’t missed any meals.

This photo was taken many years ago with my old Kodak camera. A little “vintage” Pops Digital for you.

#spider   #flowers   #macro   #flowerphotography   #purple  ___

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2016-04-25 12:43:39 (61 comments; 35 reshares; 461 +1s; )Open 

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

This beautiful flow of colorful tulips was photographed at the West of the Lake Gardens in Manitowoc, WI. It's a beautiful spot to visit anytime during the growing season - and there's no admission charge.

#flowers   #tulips   #garden   #spring   #flowerphotography  

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

This beautiful flow of colorful tulips was photographed at the West of the Lake Gardens in Manitowoc, WI. It's a beautiful spot to visit anytime during the growing season - and there's no admission charge.

#flowers   #tulips   #garden   #spring   #flowerphotography  ___

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2016-04-23 11:15:16 (17 comments; 22 reshares; 160 +1s; )Open 

Valley of Promise      landscape photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

A panoramic view of a peaceful valley nestled among the rugged San Bernardino Mountains; part of the San Bernardino National Forest in Southern California.

We were visiting family in San Bernardino. It was my first trip to the West Coast. We took a drive up to Big Bear Lake and stopped at various spots along the way to enjoy the view and snap a few frames.

Thankfully, as you can see, we had a cloud-filled sky so the sunlight wasn’t too harsh for this mid-day image. I like the clouds touching the top of the mountain. From this vantage point, I think you can see a little sliver of the ocean  in the distance.

To capture this wide angle vista, I took 11 separate photos (in portrait orientation) and then merged them into one very large image (11,843 x 4916 pixels,76.7 MB... more »

Valley of Promise      landscape photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

A panoramic view of a peaceful valley nestled among the rugged San Bernardino Mountains; part of the San Bernardino National Forest in Southern California.

We were visiting family in San Bernardino. It was my first trip to the West Coast. We took a drive up to Big Bear Lake and stopped at various spots along the way to enjoy the view and snap a few frames.

Thankfully, as you can see, we had a cloud-filled sky so the sunlight wasn’t too harsh for this mid-day image. I like the clouds touching the top of the mountain. From this vantage point, I think you can see a little sliver of the ocean  in the distance.

To capture this wide angle vista, I took 11 separate photos (in portrait orientation) and then merged them into one very large image (11,843 x 4916 pixels, 76.7 MB).

To get a real sense of the beauty and see the detail, you have to see it in the much larger size – available 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/valley-of-promise/

#landscapephotography   #sanbernardino   #mountains   #valley   #clouds  ___

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2016-04-21 10:52:59 (20 comments; 5 reshares; 148 +1s; )Open 

Family Feets       lifestyle photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

A family visit to the lake yielded this foot portrait.

I love this image because it sparks the imagination – wondering about the family and the story behind this scene.

As you study the image, it also provides plenty of interest points – the dimples, the wet hair, the toes, the positions, the water drops, the diaper.

Feet are very unique and always interesting, although, sometimes, in an unappealing way. I thought this was a very appealing bunch.

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/family-feets/

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Family Feets       lifestyle photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

A family visit to the lake yielded this foot portrait.

I love this image because it sparks the imagination – wondering about the family and the story behind this scene.

As you study the image, it also provides plenty of interest points – the dimples, the wet hair, the toes, the positions, the water drops, the diaper.

Feet are very unique and always interesting, although, sometimes, in an unappealing way. I thought this was a very appealing bunch.

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/family-feets/

#feet   #family   #mono   #monochrome   #monochromephotography   #portraitphotography   #portraiture  ___

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2016-04-17 12:20:06 (30 comments; 21 reshares; 409 +1s; )Open 

Bird of Paradise     flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Flowers are one of my favorite photography subjects. They provide an infinite variety of appealing color and form.  

This exotic beauty was photographed at a botanical garden.  This is the bloom of the Bird-of-Paradise plant; also known as the crane flower.

Bird-of-paradise (Strelitzia reginae) is a native of South Africa and is closely related to the banana plant. 

The name is derived from the unique flower it bears.  Some say it resembles a brightly colored bird in flight.  I think it more resembles the bird’s head with a colorful plumage crest. Either way, it is a striking and unusual flower.

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 po... more »

Bird of Paradise     flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Flowers are one of my favorite photography subjects. They provide an infinite variety of appealing color and form.  

This exotic beauty was photographed at a botanical garden.  This is the bloom of the Bird-of-Paradise plant; also known as the crane flower.

Bird-of-paradise (Strelitzia reginae) is a native of South Africa and is closely related to the banana plant. 

The name is derived from the unique flower it bears.  Some say it resembles a brightly colored bird in flight.  I think it more resembles the bird’s head with a colorful plumage crest. Either way, it is a striking and unusual flower.

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/bird-of-paradise/

#flower   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #botanical   #birdofparadise   #macro  ___

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2016-04-16 12:08:51 (18 comments; 10 reshares; 125 +1s; )Open 

Harbor Lights       full moon photo by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The full moon staged a dramatic entrance near the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse on Friday, July 15, 2011.

It was the first night of Kewaunee’s annual Trout Festival. I had scouted out the area and selected a spot to take photos of the upcoming fireworks show. While waiting, the moon slowly emerged from the horizon – starting out to the left of the lighthouse and moving directly behind the lighthouse and beyond, as you can see.

I was excited to be able to be in the perfect spot to catch the two together. There was one spoiler, though. The pier to the lighthouse happens to be the site of the fireworks launch. The technicians putting on the fireworks show were on the pier, as were their vehicles and equipment. Photoshop to the rescue!

The moon and lighthouse together would still make acool i... more »

Harbor Lights       full moon photo by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The full moon staged a dramatic entrance near the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse on Friday, July 15, 2011.

It was the first night of Kewaunee’s annual Trout Festival. I had scouted out the area and selected a spot to take photos of the upcoming fireworks show. While waiting, the moon slowly emerged from the horizon – starting out to the left of the lighthouse and moving directly behind the lighthouse and beyond, as you can see.

I was excited to be able to be in the perfect spot to catch the two together. There was one spoiler, though. The pier to the lighthouse happens to be the site of the fireworks launch. The technicians putting on the fireworks show were on the pier, as were their vehicles and equipment. Photoshop to the rescue!

The moon and lighthouse together would still make a cool image, but I thought they would be better without the distracting clutter. It took a little time to digitally clear the pier, but I think the final product was worth it.

#lighthouse   #fullmoon   #moon   #lakemichigan   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty   #WI   #reflection  ___

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2016-04-16 12:03:09 (34 comments; 14 reshares; 450 +1s; )Open 

Spring Beauty      flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

These delicate flowers are known as “Spring Beauty” and “Siberian Squill.” Their formal name is Scilla Siberic.

They are very short (the tallest of the bunch might be 6 inches) and very early, spring bloomers. Scilla Siberic is native to southwestern Russia, the Caucasus, and Turkey. Despite its name, it is not native to Siberia. This small bunch pops up every spring in the lawn of our Wisconsin home.

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-beauty-scilla-siberic/

#flowers   #flowerphotography   #spring   #blue   #dof  

Spring Beauty      flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

These delicate flowers are known as “Spring Beauty” and “Siberian Squill.” Their formal name is Scilla Siberic.

They are very short (the tallest of the bunch might be 6 inches) and very early, spring bloomers. Scilla Siberic is native to southwestern Russia, the Caucasus, and Turkey. Despite its name, it is not native to Siberia. This small bunch pops up every spring in the lawn of our Wisconsin home.

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-beauty-scilla-siberic/

#flowers   #flowerphotography   #spring   #blue   #dof  ___

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2016-04-15 11:35:03 (11 comments; 4 reshares; 161 +1s; )Open 

Heading for Open Water          winter landscape by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

A commercial fishing boat (the Oliver H. Smith) breaks its way through the ice of the Kewaunee, Wisconsin harbor on their way to the open waters of Lake Michigan.

The ice in the harbor was thick enough to make getting out a challenge and it took quite a while for the boat to break through. It would push and crunch its way into the ice, traveling 20 or 30 feet at a time before it would be halted. Then it would back up and take another run at it…for the next 20 or 30 feet…back up and repeat until it finally got to open water. This shot shows it clear of the solid ice, heading out of the harbor. I’ve included a short video of the struggle on my website: http://popsdigital.com/lighthouse/heading-open-water/

The Oliver H. Smith, is a commercial fishing boat built in 1944 atKewaunee S... more »

Heading for Open Water          winter landscape by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

A commercial fishing boat (the Oliver H. Smith) breaks its way through the ice of the Kewaunee, Wisconsin harbor on their way to the open waters of Lake Michigan.

The ice in the harbor was thick enough to make getting out a challenge and it took quite a while for the boat to break through. It would push and crunch its way into the ice, traveling 20 or 30 feet at a time before it would be halted. Then it would back up and take another run at it…for the next 20 or 30 feet…back up and repeat until it finally got to open water. This shot shows it clear of the solid ice, heading out of the harbor. I’ve included a short video of the struggle on my website: http://popsdigital.com/lighthouse/heading-open-water/

The Oliver H. Smith, is a commercial fishing boat built in 1944 at Kewaunee Shipbuilding and Engineering Co. during World War II. It was purchased in 1999 and is operated by Lafond’s Fish Market in Kewaunee.

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/heading-open-water/

#winter   #ice   #boat   #lighthouse   #lakemichigan   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty   #sunrise  ___

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2016-04-13 11:10:53 (31 comments; 7 reshares; 168 +1s; )Open 

Stream of Joy       child portrait by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

You would be hard pressed to find a little boy that doesn’t love to play in the creek. As you can see, this little guy was having a ball!

This photo was taken on a small stream in southern Missouri.

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/stream-joy/

#joyful   #joy   #water   #stream   #child   #boy   #portrait   #portraitphotography   #portraiture  

Stream of Joy       child portrait by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

You would be hard pressed to find a little boy that doesn’t love to play in the creek. As you can see, this little guy was having a ball!

This photo was taken on a small stream in southern Missouri.

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/stream-joy/

#joyful   #joy   #water   #stream   #child   #boy   #portrait   #portraitphotography   #portraiture  ___

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2016-04-11 12:42:42 (77 comments; 36 reshares; 477 +1s; )Open 

Tiny Dancers        Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This spray of Forget Me Nots remind me of giddy, forest sprites dancing among the greenery.

With the dreary, winter weather we’ve been experiencing lately, I thought a spring-like image would be welcome. (No need to thank me.)

Forget Me Nots are some of my favorite flowers. However, they are so small, I have rarely captured an image of them that I really like. I really like this one.

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/tiny-dancers/

#macro #flowers #green #forgetmenots #tiny

Tiny Dancers        Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This spray of Forget Me Nots remind me of giddy, forest sprites dancing among the greenery.

With the dreary, winter weather we’ve been experiencing lately, I thought a spring-like image would be welcome. (No need to thank me.)

Forget Me Nots are some of my favorite flowers. However, they are so small, I have rarely captured an image of them that I really like. I really like this one.

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/tiny-dancers/

#macro #flowers #green #forgetmenots #tiny___

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