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Bill Pevlor

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Photographer ~ www.PopsDigital.com

Occupation: Photographer, Premises Technician, Broadcaster, Bookkeeper, Non-Profit Exec.

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Margaret Tompkins153,681*Landscape Photography Community:  You Are My Sunshine* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph and it must feature a sun element. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, May 12, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest #14: You Are My Sunshine2014-05-05 22:00:00443  

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2016-11-01 10:26:20 (83 comments; 35 reshares; 447 +1s; )Open 

Ladies Dancing
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

In my mind, the blooms of this fuchsia plant remind me of beautiful ladies dancing – arms raised, skirts twirling and a wry smile on their faces.

I discovered this fuchsia plant (and a few other varieties) at the West of the Lake Gardens in Manitowoc, WI. The fuchsia is a very unique plant species.

According to Wikipedia…

Fuchsia /ˈfjuːʃə/ is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) about 1696–1697 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier during his third expedition to the Greater Antilles. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501–1566).

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Most reshares: 44

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2016-10-17 10:17:52 (70 comments; 44 reshares; 484 +1s; )Open 

Deeply Devoted to Love
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

A closeup view of the delicate, and often emotional, beauty of the red rose.

On occasion, I’ve picked up a few long-stem flowers from a local florist for the main purpose of photographing them. Photographing flowers in the wild is a seasonal sport. Photographing flowers purchased from the florist can be a year-round activity.

If I remember correctly, I set this one in a vase on my kitchen table. I used the normal overhead and ambient light available in our kitchen. The drops you see are not water. (Though I’ll also use water in some shots.) These drops are glycerin – looks like water but holds better to the petals.

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 licensingoptio... more »

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2016-10-17 10:17:52 (70 comments; 44 reshares; 484 +1s; )Open 

Deeply Devoted to Love
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

A closeup view of the delicate, and often emotional, beauty of the red rose.

On occasion, I’ve picked up a few long-stem flowers from a local florist for the main purpose of photographing them. Photographing flowers in the wild is a seasonal sport. Photographing flowers purchased from the florist can be a year-round activity.

If I remember correctly, I set this one in a vase on my kitchen table. I used the normal overhead and ambient light available in our kitchen. The drops you see are not water. (Though I’ll also use water in some shots.) These drops are glycerin – looks like water but holds better to the petals.

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 licensingoptio... more »

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2017-08-18 10:12:52 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Evening In Duluth
Nightscape photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The renowned Aerial Lift Bridge of Duluth, Minnesota is the prominent feature when overlooking the city at night. Well, anytime of day, for that matter.

This is an image I took from Enger Park, high on a hill overlooking the city.  I had scouted out a place to catch some good shots of the Duluth Canal area.  I knew they flood the bridge with lights at night and decided to try and capture the scene. It was a mildly-cool evening on July 16, 2017 and a bit breezy.

Now the rest of the story....  Earlier that day, my wife and I took a ride up the scenic coast to visit and photograph some waterfalls and lighthouses.  While working on shots of the Split Rock Lighthouse, standing on some rocks along the shore, my tripod-secured camera tipped over.  When it hit the rocks the lens broke offand ... more »

Evening In Duluth
Nightscape photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The renowned Aerial Lift Bridge of Duluth, Minnesota is the prominent feature when overlooking the city at night. Well, anytime of day, for that matter.

This is an image I took from Enger Park, high on a hill overlooking the city.  I had scouted out a place to catch some good shots of the Duluth Canal area.  I knew they flood the bridge with lights at night and decided to try and capture the scene. It was a mildly-cool evening on July 16, 2017 and a bit breezy.

Now the rest of the story....  Earlier that day, my wife and I took a ride up the scenic coast to visit and photograph some waterfalls and lighthouses.  While working on shots of the Split Rock Lighthouse, standing on some rocks along the shore, my tripod-secured camera tipped over.  When it hit the rocks the lens broke off and went one direction, the camera went another direction and took a quick dip in the water.

I scrambled to grab it and believe I kept it from being submerged but it did get quite wet. Without the lens attached, the sensor area was open and had received some moisture.  I quickly did my best to dry everything. I don't have cameras to spare...or the money to buy them...so it was a hugely, disheartening event. It put quite a crimp in the fun weekend we were having.

The more I examined the camera insides, the more water I could see.  With a soft dry cloth, I rubbed the mirror element.  I thought it was made of glass, and it may be, but it has some sort of plastic coating on it that I damaged. In the right light I could see a definite "L" like line.  The camera body, itself, was also jacked up.

Surprisingly, with another lens, I was able to get the camera to turn on and used it to take more photos there. It was having hiccups now and then - displays weren't working right, occasional errors writing to memory, etc.  Still, I was happy it still showed life and was hoping it would dry out and function; albeit with some nasty scars.

It wasn't until later, when I downloaded the photos to my computer that I could see the seriousness of the mirror damage I caused.  In a normal DLSR the mirror flips up, when you press the shutter, to expose the sensor to the image.  My Sony, mirrorless model, has a "translucent" mirror that reflects the image up to the viewfinder, but it doesn't flip up to expose the sensor - the light actually passes through the mirror to the sensor. So any damage to the mirror will effect each image taken.

I'm sharing this long, sad, story to point out the flaws in the image I've posted here. You will notice the long light streaks on the right side of the bridge.  Those are a result of the damaged mirror. Also, the mushy bunch of lights just to the left of the bridge are from the damaged mirror.  The lights to the left should look like clear, individual dots similar to the dots inside the bridge frame.

The distortions were not so noticeable on the camera's screen when viewing bright, daylight images. It's painfully obvious with the night scenes. This could have been a very nice image and, I'm sure some will still like it, but I'll always focus on it's flaws. I debated with myself whether to post it and, of course, I decided to. I thought it would be interesting to see if anyone would comment on the flaws...who picked up on them without reading the details of this post. I wonder how many people might think it was some artistic effect.

As far as the camera goes, I had to replace it.  I believe it would have cost more to repair than it was worth.  I purchased the same model camera body (Sony A77) from a seller on eBay for half what a new one would cost. I had hoped to upgrade soon, but this unexpected expense will delay that for awhile. I was also able to order a part to fix the lens that was broken.  It was a lot harder to repair than I thought, but I got it done and it's working perfectly.  It was a favorite lens, so I'm glad I didn't have to replace it.

You can view a larger, more detailed version of this image - flaws and all - by clicking on the photo.

#monochrome #nightscape #citylights #B&W #aerialliftbridge #duluth #MN #minnesota #night ___

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2017-08-16 10:35:19 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 70 +1s; )Open 

Peaceful Opposition
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

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

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

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

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Peaceful Opposition
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

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

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

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

You can view a more detailed, full-screen version of this image by simply clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my sales page for this image: https://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/peaceful-opposition-bill-pevlor.html

#sunflower #sunflowers #flowers #sunset___

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2017-08-15 00:10:18 (20 comments; 7 reshares; 413 +1s; )Open 

Some Bunny Stopped By

This wild rabbit stopped to say, “Hi,” when we were on a recent hike through Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, in Brown County, WI.

This is the typical wild bunny that seems prolific in our area. This guy (or gal) crossed the trail before us and then stopped on the side for a moment…long enough to provide a photo opportunity. We were thankful for the short encounter.

You can get a better, larger 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 sales page for this image: https://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/some-bunny-stopped-by-bill-pevlor.html

#animals #bunny #rabbit #wild #animal #wildlife

Some Bunny Stopped By

This wild rabbit stopped to say, “Hi,” when we were on a recent hike through Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, in Brown County, WI.

This is the typical wild bunny that seems prolific in our area. This guy (or gal) crossed the trail before us and then stopped on the side for a moment…long enough to provide a photo opportunity. We were thankful for the short encounter.

You can get a better, larger 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 sales page for this image: https://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/some-bunny-stopped-by-bill-pevlor.html

#animals #bunny #rabbit #wild #animal #wildlife
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2017-08-06 11:19:24 (23 comments; 8 reshares; 204 +1s; )Open 

WIldflowers of Yellow

A delightful collection of flowers blooming wild and free in Northeast Wisconsin.

These wildflowers were spotted along a trail at the Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, in Brown County. It was a beautiful day for a walk and a terrible day for misquotes. On this particular hike, every time we stopped we paid a price in insect attacks. Of course we survived, but we had to keep up a pretty good pace, continually swatting at the air and our arms. Might have missed a few shots in our hurried state.

You can view a larger, more detailed 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 sales page for this image: https://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/wildflowers-of-yellow-bill-pevlor.html

#wildflowers #yellow #flowers #macro

WIldflowers of Yellow

A delightful collection of flowers blooming wild and free in Northeast Wisconsin.

These wildflowers were spotted along a trail at the Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, in Brown County. It was a beautiful day for a walk and a terrible day for misquotes. On this particular hike, every time we stopped we paid a price in insect attacks. Of course we survived, but we had to keep up a pretty good pace, continually swatting at the air and our arms. Might have missed a few shots in our hurried state.

You can view a larger, more detailed 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 sales page for this image: https://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/wildflowers-of-yellow-bill-pevlor.html

#wildflowers #yellow #flowers #macro___

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2017-07-30 11:40:28 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

Frog Days of Summer
Nature photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

On a pleasant summer day, hiking through the woodlands of Northeast Wisconsin, we found this frog chillin’ in a small creek. The sparse sunlight, filtering through the trees, seemed to highlight the frog and made it an interesting scene. I rather like the blueish reflections on the water.

We were hiking on the trails of Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, in Brown County. I used a 250mm telephoto lens to get close enough to this critter without scaring him away. Even then, I had to crop this image quite a bit to get a good view of the frog.

You can get a better view, as well, by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my sales page for this image: h... more »

Frog Days of Summer
Nature photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

On a pleasant summer day, hiking through the woodlands of Northeast Wisconsin, we found this frog chillin’ in a small creek. The sparse sunlight, filtering through the trees, seemed to highlight the frog and made it an interesting scene. I rather like the blueish reflections on the water.

We were hiking on the trails of Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, in Brown County. I used a 250mm telephoto lens to get close enough to this critter without scaring him away. Even then, I had to crop this image quite a bit to get a good view of the frog.

You can get a better view, as well, by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my sales page for this image: https://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/frog-days-of-summer-bill-pevlor.html

#frog #amphibian #nature #macro #water

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2017-07-12 10:35:29 (19 comments; 5 reshares; 184 +1s; )Open 

Summer Jubilation
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The day lilies are abundant this year in Northeast Wisconsin. These are a couple of specimens found in our front yard.

Every year we have a clump of day lilies that bloom around the utility pole in the front yard of our home. This year, will all the rain we’ve had, they are putting on quite a show.

You can view a larger version of this image – with more detail – by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my sales page for this image: https://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/summer-jubilation-bill-pevlor.html

#daylily #daylilies #flowers #macro #orange

Summer Jubilation
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The day lilies are abundant this year in Northeast Wisconsin. These are a couple of specimens found in our front yard.

Every year we have a clump of day lilies that bloom around the utility pole in the front yard of our home. This year, will all the rain we’ve had, they are putting on quite a show.

You can view a larger version of this image – with more detail – by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my sales page for this image: https://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/summer-jubilation-bill-pevlor.html

#daylily #daylilies #flowers #macro #orange___

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2017-07-05 10:35:23 (7 comments; 3 reshares; 36 +1s; )Open 

Where There's Smoke
Fireworks photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

A lot of smoke from previous bursts added a dramatic effect to the sky for this cluster of fireworks at the annual Independence Day celebration at Kewaunee, WI.

As I mentioned in my previous post, the weather was very pleasant – in fact a perfect night on the lake shore – but there was little air movement. What little air movement there was, moved toward us from the direction we were viewing the fireworks. As a result, the smoke from the fireworks hung in the air and, as you can see here, obstructed our view at times. Still, a great time was had by all.

You can view full-screen 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 sales page for this image: htt... more »

Where There's Smoke
Fireworks photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

A lot of smoke from previous bursts added a dramatic effect to the sky for this cluster of fireworks at the annual Independence Day celebration at Kewaunee, WI.

As I mentioned in my previous post, the weather was very pleasant – in fact a perfect night on the lake shore – but there was little air movement. What little air movement there was, moved toward us from the direction we were viewing the fireworks. As a result, the smoke from the fireworks hung in the air and, as you can see here, obstructed our view at times. Still, a great time was had by all.

You can view full-screen 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 sales page for this image: http://popsdigital.com/fireworks/where-theres-smoke/

#fireworks #july4th #4thofjuly #independenceday #2017 #Kewaunee #WI #kewauneecounty, #night #smoke___

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2017-07-04 12:41:19 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 37 +1s; )Open 

Color and Chaos
Fireworks photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The rockets red glare and the bombs bursting in air gave proof through the night that the spirit of Independence Day was alive and well in Kewaunee, WI. This well attended fireworks show is part of Kewaunee’s annual celebration.

The weather was wonderful for enjoying an evening with friends on the shore of Lake Michigan. For the photographer in me, I could have used a bit more of a breeze at our backs. That would have cleared the smoke away better, giving us an unobstructed view of the color and chaos.

You can view a larger, more detailed version of this photo by clicking on it. If you’ve never zoomed in to a clear, fireworks photo, you should give it a try.

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

Color and Chaos
Fireworks photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The rockets red glare and the bombs bursting in air gave proof through the night that the spirit of Independence Day was alive and well in Kewaunee, WI. This well attended fireworks show is part of Kewaunee’s annual celebration.

The weather was wonderful for enjoying an evening with friends on the shore of Lake Michigan. For the photographer in me, I could have used a bit more of a breeze at our backs. That would have cleared the smoke away better, giving us an unobstructed view of the color and chaos.

You can view a larger, more detailed version of this photo by clicking on it. If you’ve never zoomed in to a clear, fireworks photo, you should give it a try.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my sales page for this image: https://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/color-and-chaos-bill-pevlor.html

#fireworks #4thofjuly #independenceday #nightsky #colorful
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2017-06-07 10:24:25 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 116 +1s; )Open 

Some of Your Beeswax
Macro photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

I was able to capture a close-up of couple of honey bees as they feasted on some old honeycomb.

One of our sons has become a beekeeper. On a recent visit to his homestead in Ohio, I snapped a number of photos of his bees working over some old honeycomb he had set out for them. It was a great opportunity to grab some macro views as they were docile, content and, seemingly, oblivious to my presence. I will post another image or two from this shoot sometime in the future.

You can view a larger, more detailed 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 sales page for this image: https://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/some-of-your-beeswax-bill-pevlor.html

#bee #bees... more »

Some of Your Beeswax
Macro photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

I was able to capture a close-up of couple of honey bees as they feasted on some old honeycomb.

One of our sons has become a beekeeper. On a recent visit to his homestead in Ohio, I snapped a number of photos of his bees working over some old honeycomb he had set out for them. It was a great opportunity to grab some macro views as they were docile, content and, seemingly, oblivious to my presence. I will post another image or two from this shoot sometime in the future.

You can view a larger, more detailed 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 sales page for this image: https://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/some-of-your-beeswax-bill-pevlor.html

#bee #bees #honeybee #honeycomb #apis #macro #nature #honey
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2017-05-30 10:52:11 (46 comments; 4 reshares; 253 +1s; )Open 

Fuzzy Stump
Woodland nature photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This tree stump has hair! What looks like redish hair sprouting from this decaying stump is moss sporangia. The forest is full of these tiny life forms.

I’m always intrigued by these tiny plant structures, often found while walking through the woods. On a recent hike, hunting mushrooms, I spotted this collection growing from the moss on a stump. A small stream of sunlight was filtering through the trees to illuminate the spot. I also like the cocklebur stuck in the moss near the top of the stump.

You can view a larger, more detailed, version of this image by clicking on it.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my sales page for this image: https://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/fuzzy-stump-bill-pevlor.html
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Fuzzy Stump
Woodland nature photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This tree stump has hair! What looks like redish hair sprouting from this decaying stump is moss sporangia. The forest is full of these tiny life forms.

I’m always intrigued by these tiny plant structures, often found while walking through the woods. On a recent hike, hunting mushrooms, I spotted this collection growing from the moss on a stump. A small stream of sunlight was filtering through the trees to illuminate the spot. I also like the cocklebur stuck in the moss near the top of the stump.

You can view a larger, more detailed, version of this image by clicking on it.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my sales page for this image: https://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/fuzzy-stump-bill-pevlor.html

#woodland #forest #woods #moss #sporangia___

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2017-05-28 11:39:36 (24 comments; 3 reshares; 112 +1s; )Open 

Spring Coming On
Landscape photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The trees are starting to sprout leaves and the crops are sporting their spring-time green in this scenic view of rural northeast Wisconsin.

A couple of days ago I was grilling steaks in my driveway. I noticed the cool clouds filling the sky as the sun was slipping toward the horizon. I ran inside to grab my camera, flipped the steaks on the grill and hurried across the road to an adjacent farm field. I positioned myself to capture the sun behind a tree, standing in a field of oats. After snapping a couple of frames, I had to hurry back to those marvelous steaks on the grill.

If you look through my collection, (www.popsdigital.com) you will see several images of this same tree. (The Wild Blue, Serene Sunset, Rural Sunset – to name a few)

You can view a larger version oft... more »

Spring Coming On
Landscape photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The trees are starting to sprout leaves and the crops are sporting their spring-time green in this scenic view of rural northeast Wisconsin.

A couple of days ago I was grilling steaks in my driveway. I noticed the cool clouds filling the sky as the sun was slipping toward the horizon. I ran inside to grab my camera, flipped the steaks on the grill and hurried across the road to an adjacent farm field. I positioned myself to capture the sun behind a tree, standing in a field of oats. After snapping a couple of frames, I had to hurry back to those marvelous steaks on the grill.

If you look through my collection, (www.popsdigital.com) you will see several images of this same tree. (The Wild Blue, Serene Sunset, Rural Sunset – to name a few)

You can view a larger 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 sales page for this image: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/spring-coming-on/

#landscape #tree #sky #clouds #spring #scenic___

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2017-05-26 10:40:04 (16 comments; 3 reshares; 55 +1s; )Open 

Sandhill Crane in Profile
Wildlife photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The stately Sandhill Crane is a common sight in the farm fields of rural northeast Wisconsin during spring.

As I’m typing these notes, I can hear the loud, unmistakable call of the Sandhill Cranes interrupting the early morning silence around our rural homestead. I can’t see any, but they are out there.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my sales page for this image: https://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/sandhill-crane-in-profile-bill-pevlor.html

#bird #sandhillcrane #wildlife #nature

Sandhill Crane in Profile
Wildlife photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The stately Sandhill Crane is a common sight in the farm fields of rural northeast Wisconsin during spring.

As I’m typing these notes, I can hear the loud, unmistakable call of the Sandhill Cranes interrupting the early morning silence around our rural homestead. I can’t see any, but they are out there.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my sales page for this image: https://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/sandhill-crane-in-profile-bill-pevlor.html

#bird #sandhillcrane #wildlife #nature___

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2017-05-22 11:28:33 (22 comments; 1 reshares; 31 +1s; )Open 

Front Porch Portrati
Senior portrait photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Occasionally I have the opportunity to photograph people. This is a favorite capture from a high school senior portrait shoot.

Portrait photography is challenging. Since I don’t do a lot of portrait work, it challenges me to think outside of my normal landscape/nature photography box. Sure, much of the technical and creative aspects are the same, but putting a person in the frame, as the focus of the image, requires a different thought process.

I would focus more on people in my photos if it weren’t for my greatest challenge in portrait work – scheduling. (Remember, photography isn’t my full-time employment.) I can take photos of sunrises or flowers or bugs whenever I have a spare moment. I just grab my camera bag and go find something pretty or interesting. To do aportrai... more »

Front Porch Portrati
Senior portrait photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Occasionally I have the opportunity to photograph people. This is a favorite capture from a high school senior portrait shoot.

Portrait photography is challenging. Since I don’t do a lot of portrait work, it challenges me to think outside of my normal landscape/nature photography box. Sure, much of the technical and creative aspects are the same, but putting a person in the frame, as the focus of the image, requires a different thought process.

I would focus more on people in my photos if it weren’t for my greatest challenge in portrait work – scheduling. (Remember, photography isn’t my full-time employment.) I can take photos of sunrises or flowers or bugs whenever I have a spare moment. I just grab my camera bag and go find something pretty or interesting. To do a portrait shoot, requires planning and cooperation with others – date, time, location, weather, etc..

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All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my sales page for this image: https://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/front-porch-portrait-bill-pevlor.html

#portrait #classof2017 #seniorportrait___

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2017-05-21 11:31:20 (15 comments; 2 reshares; 109 +1s; )Open 

Should Have Been There
Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The blazing orange, pre-sunrise sky provides a brilliant background to the lighthouse and pier at Kewaunee, WI located on Lake Michigan’s western shore.

This is a compilation of three separate images, stitched together to create the full image you see here. The lens I was using was limiting my view, so to expand the viewing area I took several shots with the intention of joining them together later. Normally the process doesn’t work well when there is movement in the frame – as you see with the waves in the foreground. This one blended better than expected.

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Should Have Been There
Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The blazing orange, pre-sunrise sky provides a brilliant background to the lighthouse and pier at Kewaunee, WI located on Lake Michigan’s western shore.

This is a compilation of three separate images, stitched together to create the full image you see here. The lens I was using was limiting my view, so to expand the viewing area I took several shots with the intention of joining them together later. Normally the process doesn’t work well when there is movement in the frame – as you see with the waves in the foreground. This one blended better than expected.

You can take a closer look at the details in 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 sales page for this image: http://popsdigital.com/lighthouse/should-have-been-there/

#kewaunee #kewauneecounty #sunrise #lighthouse #lakemichigan___

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2017-05-16 10:39:23 (28 comments; 9 reshares; 323 +1s; )Open 

Springtime Vibe
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

These sweet, tiny, wildflowers are known by a variety of names such as, Spring Beauty, Virginia Spring Beauty, Eastern Spring Beauty or Fairy Spud. Not all clusters are as vibrant in color as these, most plant blooms are white with very subtle striping.

They bloom in early spring. The life of the individual flowers is short. They bloom lasts only three days, and the five stamens on each flower are only active for a single day. They can be found in many different habitat types, especially in forests. I found these in the woods of northeast Wisconsin.

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Springtime Vibe
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

These sweet, tiny, wildflowers are known by a variety of names such as, Spring Beauty, Virginia Spring Beauty, Eastern Spring Beauty or Fairy Spud. Not all clusters are as vibrant in color as these, most plant blooms are white with very subtle striping.

They bloom in early spring. The life of the individual flowers is short. They bloom lasts only three days, and the five stamens on each flower are only active for a single day. They can be found in many different habitat types, especially in forests. I found these in the woods of northeast Wisconsin.

You can view a full-screen 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 sales page for this image: https://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/spring-vibe-bill-pevlor.html

#wildflowers #macro #spring #springbeauty #flowers___

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2017-05-15 10:52:10 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

King of Thrones
Photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

An artistic display of toilets and tubs at the Kohler Design Center at the world headquarters of Kohler products in Kohler, Wisconsin.

This image was captured on a recent visit to the Kohler Design Center. It made for an enjoyable and interesting afternoon. We began our visit to Kohler with lunch at The Horse and Plow; one of the restaurants nearby – also operated by Kohler. Then we toured the Design Center which is a showcase of bathroom and kitchen products, as well as other products manufactured by the Kohler corporation. We also strolled through their museum in the lower level of the Design Center.

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King of Thrones
Photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

An artistic display of toilets and tubs at the Kohler Design Center at the world headquarters of Kohler products in Kohler, Wisconsin.

This image was captured on a recent visit to the Kohler Design Center. It made for an enjoyable and interesting afternoon. We began our visit to Kohler with lunch at The Horse and Plow; one of the restaurants nearby – also operated by Kohler. Then we toured the Design Center which is a showcase of bathroom and kitchen products, as well as other products manufactured by the Kohler corporation. We also strolled through their museum in the lower level of the Design Center.

You can view a full-screen 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 sales page for this image: https://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/king-of-thrones-bill-pevlor.html

#toilets #mannequin #kohler #tubs #display ___

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2017-05-14 11:16:41 (22 comments; 0 reshares; 62 +1s; )Open 

Crane Down
Bird photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

A sandhill crane seems to have found a green spot to rest. It was struggling to walk, due to some injury to its right leg and dropped to this stance for a short while.

Though sandhill cranes are plentiful in our area, I’ve had a difficult time getting a good photo of any. They are particularly shy and head for the hills whenever I attempt to get close enough for a decent photo. I spotted this one out my back window one morning as I was preparing to go to work. I could only see its head and upper body because it was behind the mound of grass it eventually rested on, as seen here.

When I first saw it, it was bobbing its head and hopping around with a flutter of its wings. It’s early spring so I thought it was some kind of mating dance going on. Of course, I ran for my camera. When Iret... more »

Crane Down
Bird photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

A sandhill crane seems to have found a green spot to rest. It was struggling to walk, due to some injury to its right leg and dropped to this stance for a short while.

Though sandhill cranes are plentiful in our area, I’ve had a difficult time getting a good photo of any. They are particularly shy and head for the hills whenever I attempt to get close enough for a decent photo. I spotted this one out my back window one morning as I was preparing to go to work. I could only see its head and upper body because it was behind the mound of grass it eventually rested on, as seen here.

When I first saw it, it was bobbing its head and hopping around with a flutter of its wings. It’s early spring so I thought it was some kind of mating dance going on. Of course, I ran for my camera. When I returned, it had made its way up the mound and I could see that its bob, hop and flutter was the result of some kind of painful leg injury. It was limping on it’s right leg and the herky-jerky motions, as it hobbled, to take some of the weight of its leg. After limping to this spot, at the top of the mound, its long legs buckled and it plopped into this position where it remained for several minutes. I closely looked at some of the other photos I took, while it was standing, and I didn’t notice any malady with the right leg other than the joint seemed to be larger.

When it eventually got back on its feet, it limped around a little until it reached down and ate a huge night crawler it found in the grass. A few moments later, another sandhill crane flew in and landed nearby and this one took to the air, flying off across the farm field and beyond the woods.

As I mentioned, these birds are shy – at least all the ones I’ve encountered. I was only able to get this image by shooting out the not-so-clean window of my garage. Even then, I was keeping myself hidden as much as I could; shooting at the edge of the window frame. I’m sure, if I would have attempted to get outside for a better vantage point, the bird would have been off at the slightest sound of the door opening.

I also got a few photos of the second sandhill crane that came just before this one flew away. I’ll post it sometime in the near future.

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#sandhillcrane #sandhill #crane #nature #bird #wildlife
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2017-05-10 10:32:28 (10 comments; 3 reshares; 77 +1s; )Open 

Prince of the Pulpit
Nature photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This small tree frog found a cozy spot in the shade between the stem and flower of a Jack-in-the-Pulpit plant.

I spotted this little guy on a recent trip to Missouri. He seemed a bit disinterested in my presence. It would have been nice if he would have turned toward the camera, smiled and offered a friendly wave. He, obviously, wasn’t in a friendly mood.

You can view a larger, more detailed version of this image by clicking on it.

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#treefrog #frog #jack-in-the-pulpit #macro #nature #spring

Prince of the Pulpit
Nature photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This small tree frog found a cozy spot in the shade between the stem and flower of a Jack-in-the-Pulpit plant.

I spotted this little guy on a recent trip to Missouri. He seemed a bit disinterested in my presence. It would have been nice if he would have turned toward the camera, smiled and offered a friendly wave. He, obviously, wasn’t in a friendly mood.

You can view a larger, more detailed version of this image by clicking on it.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my sales page for this image: http://popsdigital.com/animals/prince-of-the-pulpit/

#treefrog #frog #jack-in-the-pulpit #macro #nature #spring___

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2017-04-20 10:31:04 (30 comments; 0 reshares; 63 +1s; )Open 

Rehabilitation Rising
Lighthouse Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The Kewaunee, WI lighthouse has a different look lately. It is undergoing renovation, as evidenced by the scaffolding surrounding the structure.

This was a photo taken just after sunrise from the beach at Selner Park, on the western shore of Lake Michigan. I’d heard they were sprucing up the lighthouse and decided I needed to get a photo while the work was in progress.

If you look closely, you can see a small fishing boat leaving the harbor, just visible off the end of the pier, where the sun is reflecting on the water.

This photo has a lot of detail that can be viewed better by clicking on the photo.

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Rehabilitation Rising
Lighthouse Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The Kewaunee, WI lighthouse has a different look lately. It is undergoing renovation, as evidenced by the scaffolding surrounding the structure.

This was a photo taken just after sunrise from the beach at Selner Park, on the western shore of Lake Michigan. I’d heard they were sprucing up the lighthouse and decided I needed to get a photo while the work was in progress.

If you look closely, you can see a small fishing boat leaving the harbor, just visible off the end of the pier, where the sun is reflecting on the water.

This photo has a lot of detail that can be viewed better by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my sales page for this image: http://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/rehabilitation-rising-bill-pevlor.html

#lighthouse #kewaunee #kewauneecounty #sunrise #lakemichigan___

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2017-04-13 13:22:22 (15 comments; 3 reshares; 148 +1s; )Open 

Pauper's Throne
Butterfly photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This unlikely king takes a rather stately stance on an even more unlikely throne. This brown butterfly was photographed at the edge of our backyard in rural N.E. Wisconsin.

I spent a good deal of time looking for a similar butterfly on Google. I’m sure I looked through thousands of images, but was never able to find another that looked just like it. Consequently, I have no idea what kind of butterfly it was.

You can get a closer look by simply clicking on the image.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my sales page for this image: http://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/paupers-throne-bill-pevlor.html

#butterfly #macro #nature #thistle

Pauper's Throne
Butterfly photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This unlikely king takes a rather stately stance on an even more unlikely throne. This brown butterfly was photographed at the edge of our backyard in rural N.E. Wisconsin.

I spent a good deal of time looking for a similar butterfly on Google. I’m sure I looked through thousands of images, but was never able to find another that looked just like it. Consequently, I have no idea what kind of butterfly it was.

You can get a closer look by simply clicking on the image.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my sales page for this image: http://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/paupers-throne-bill-pevlor.html

#butterfly #macro #nature #thistle___

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2017-04-08 11:53:37 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 81 +1s; )Open 

Brooding Virtue
Monochrome Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This is a white tulip. By converting it to a monochrome image, it becomes a moody collection of light and shadow, texture and form.

I’ve been working on tulip images that I shot a couple years ago. This was a nice macro shot of a white, tulip bloom. It was a nice image, in color, but I thought it became a much more interesting image in monochromatic form.

You can view more of the finer detail by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my sales page for this image: http://popsdigital.com/flowers/brooding-virtue/

#monochrome #B&W #tulip #macro #flower #mono

Brooding Virtue
Monochrome Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This is a white tulip. By converting it to a monochrome image, it becomes a moody collection of light and shadow, texture and form.

I’ve been working on tulip images that I shot a couple years ago. This was a nice macro shot of a white, tulip bloom. It was a nice image, in color, but I thought it became a much more interesting image in monochromatic form.

You can view more of the finer detail by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my sales page for this image: http://popsdigital.com/flowers/brooding-virtue/

#monochrome #B&W #tulip #macro #flower #mono___

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2017-04-06 12:30:37 (26 comments; 14 reshares; 239 +1s; )Open 

Brazenly Delicate.
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This red tulip seemed to be taking a bold stand among another group of purple and white tulips. This is another flower I captured a couple of years ago at the annual Tulip Festival held in Pella, Iowa.

Deep red colors, like this tulip, can be a challenge for photographers because most cameras have a tendency to over-saturate the red and the image will loose all it’s detail; it can turn out looking like one big blob of red, with no texture or definition. Most of my post processing on this image was working to control the red.

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

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Brazenly Delicate.
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This red tulip seemed to be taking a bold stand among another group of purple and white tulips. This is another flower I captured a couple of years ago at the annual Tulip Festival held in Pella, Iowa.

Deep red colors, like this tulip, can be a challenge for photographers because most cameras have a tendency to over-saturate the red and the image will loose all it’s detail; it can turn out looking like one big blob of red, with no texture or definition. Most of my post processing on this image was working to control the red.

You can easily view a larger, more detailed 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 sales page for this image: http://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/brazenly-delicate-bill-pevlor.html

#tulip #spring #flower #flowers #macro___

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2017-04-03 09:55:45 (77 comments; 26 reshares; 311 +1s; )Open 

Splash of April Color
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The tulip’s vivid colors and endless varieties are a most welcome sight of springtime in these parts. This cluster of beauty was photographed a couple of years ago during the Tulip Festival in Pella, IA.

I’ve had a bunch of tulips from the festival on my computer patiently waiting to be processed. With a bit of warmer weather and the prospect of blooming flowers on the horizon, I was reminded of the photo treasures I had yet to process and post. I’ll have to get to more of them in the future.

You can view a full-screen version of this image by clicking on the photo.

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Splash of April Color
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The tulip’s vivid colors and endless varieties are a most welcome sight of springtime in these parts. This cluster of beauty was photographed a couple of years ago during the Tulip Festival in Pella, IA.

I’ve had a bunch of tulips from the festival on my computer patiently waiting to be processed. With a bit of warmer weather and the prospect of blooming flowers on the horizon, I was reminded of the photo treasures I had yet to process and post. I’ll have to get to more of them in the future.

You can view a full-screen 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 sales page for this image: http://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/splash-of-april-color-bill-pevlor.html

#macro #flowers #tulips #spring #garden #colorful___

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2017-04-01 11:57:39 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Still playing around with creating video/slideshow with m images. Let me know your thoughts. It's about 3.5 minutes long.

Still playing around with creating video/slideshow with m images. Let me know your thoughts. It's about 3.5 minutes long.___

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2017-03-18 10:40:35 (8 comments; 6 reshares; 91 +1s; )Open 

Sunrise Solo
Lighthouse Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

A solitary seagull surveys the beauty of a Lake Michigan sunrise as it emerges beyond the Kewaunee, Wisconsin lighthouse and pier.

This is a scene from mid October, 2016. It was a rough morning on the lake. Of course, I was shooting from the shore, staying far enough away from the waves breaking on the beach to keep my equipment dry. The gull was a nice addition. It isn’t the only one in the sky. If you view the larger version of this, you’ll be able to see a few others nearer the lighthouse.

To view a larger, more detailed version, simply click on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my sales page for this image: http://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/sunrise-solo-bill-pevlor.html
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Sunrise Solo
Lighthouse Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

A solitary seagull surveys the beauty of a Lake Michigan sunrise as it emerges beyond the Kewaunee, Wisconsin lighthouse and pier.

This is a scene from mid October, 2016. It was a rough morning on the lake. Of course, I was shooting from the shore, staying far enough away from the waves breaking on the beach to keep my equipment dry. The gull was a nice addition. It isn’t the only one in the sky. If you view the larger version of this, you’ll be able to see a few others nearer the lighthouse.

To view a larger, more detailed version, simply click on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my sales page for this image: http://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/sunrise-solo-bill-pevlor.html

#kewaunee #sunrise #lighthouse #lakemichigan #keauneecounty #beauty___

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2017-03-17 10:05:43 (11 comments; 4 reshares; 60 +1s; )Open 

The Bright Dark of Night
Monochrome Cityscape photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

In the deep dark of night, the city waterway reflects lights of life. This is a view along the Riverwalk in downtown Milwaukee, WI.

This is an image I captured a couple of years ago. A photography friend from the Milwaukee area took me to some great spots for some night photography. I was looking through some of the shots I took that night but never got around to processing. I thought this one was worth a little effort.

I had posted another image from this taken the same night from this same area, in color, awhile back. This one, in monochrome tones, has become my favorite of the two.

To get a better view of the fine detail in this image, click on the photo and a larger version will open.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If... more »

The Bright Dark of Night
Monochrome Cityscape photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

In the deep dark of night, the city waterway reflects lights of life. This is a view along the Riverwalk in downtown Milwaukee, WI.

This is an image I captured a couple of years ago. A photography friend from the Milwaukee area took me to some great spots for some night photography. I was looking through some of the shots I took that night but never got around to processing. I thought this one was worth a little effort.

I had posted another image from this taken the same night from this same area, in color, awhile back. This one, in monochrome tones, has become my favorite of the two.

To get a better view of the fine detail in this image, click on the photo and a larger version will open.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my sales page for this image: http://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/the-bright-dark-of-night-bill-pevlor.html

#mono #b&w #monochrome #cityscape #milwaukee #riverwalk___

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2017-03-14 11:41:00 (5 comments; 4 reshares; 49 +1s; )Open 

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory
Panorama Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Sometimes it is difficult to fit all of the beauty in one frame. This pre-sunrise view from the harbor of Algoma, Wisconsin, took a compilation of five separate images.

The travel site, Expedia, recently named Algoma as “Most Beautiful Town” in Wisconsin. I believe they must have been there on a day like this. In their words…

Of the most beautiful towns in Wisconsin, Algoma, the Park of Flowers, caught our eye. It’s tucked along the shores of Lake Michigan, boasting buildings and homes that are more than 100 years old. Stare out at the shimmery waters at Crescent Beach and catch sight of the red Algoma Pierhead Lighthouse, while meandering along the boardwalk. During your visit, slip into von Stiehl Winery, the state’s oldest licensed winery, which islocated i... more »

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory
Panorama Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Sometimes it is difficult to fit all of the beauty in one frame. This pre-sunrise view from the harbor of Algoma, Wisconsin, took a compilation of five separate images.

The travel site, Expedia, recently named Algoma as “Most Beautiful Town” in Wisconsin. I believe they must have been there on a day like this. In their words…

Of the most beautiful towns in Wisconsin, Algoma, the Park of Flowers, caught our eye. It’s tucked along the shores of Lake Michigan, boasting buildings and homes that are more than 100 years old. Stare out at the shimmery waters at Crescent Beach and catch sight of the red Algoma Pierhead Lighthouse, while meandering along the boardwalk. During your visit, slip into von Stiehl Winery, the state’s oldest licensed winery, which is located in a Civil War-era building, with a terrace overlooking the lake.

This scene was photographed on the same morning I photographed, “Serious Sunrise;” an image I posted earlier. You can view it, for comparison here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/serious-sunrise/

This is one of those images that don’t display well in on a small page format. You should click on the image to view a wider, full-screen, panoramic version.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my sales page for this image: http://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/mine-eyes-have-seen-the-glory-bill-pevlor.html

#pano #panoramic #panorama #sunrise #lakemichigan #kewauneecounty #algoma___

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2017-03-13 21:19:57 (46 comments; 11 reshares; 222 +1s; )Open 

You're So Vain
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

These exquisite orchids were photographed at an indoor, botanical garden. Sorry, I didn’t note the variety.

When it comes to orchids, there is a lot of variety. There are over 28,000 species in the Orchidaceae family. Just do a search for orchid images and you’ll get an idea of the many beautiful, unusual, amazing and sometimes silly varieties.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my sales page for this image: http://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/youre-so-vain-bill-pevlor.html

You can also contact me directly for digital purchase and licensing options. My photography website is www.PopsDigital.com

#flowers #orchid #macro #beauty

You're So Vain
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

These exquisite orchids were photographed at an indoor, botanical garden. Sorry, I didn’t note the variety.

When it comes to orchids, there is a lot of variety. There are over 28,000 species in the Orchidaceae family. Just do a search for orchid images and you’ll get an idea of the many beautiful, unusual, amazing and sometimes silly varieties.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my sales page for this image: http://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/youre-so-vain-bill-pevlor.html

You can also contact me directly for digital purchase and licensing options. My photography website is www.PopsDigital.com

#flowers #orchid #macro #beauty
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2017-02-22 10:48:04 (19 comments; 2 reshares; 101 +1s; )Open 

Winging It
Aviation photography by Bill Pevlor of http://www.PopsDigital.com

Something you don’t see every day…unless you’re talking about an airshow.

This is the high-flying duo of Gene Soucy (pilot) and Teresa Stokes (wing walker) that flew to the delight and amazement of airshow spectators on Saturday, August 3, 2013.

Though there are airshows every year in the area I live in, I’d never been to an one with my camera. I decided this would be the year. Amazing doesn’t begin to describe the experience. I was blessed to be there on a perfect day, weather wise, and was able to snap a number of great photos.

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Winging It
Aviation photography by Bill Pevlor of http://www.PopsDigital.com

Something you don’t see every day…unless you’re talking about an airshow.

This is the high-flying duo of Gene Soucy (pilot) and Teresa Stokes (wing walker) that flew to the delight and amazement of airshow spectators on Saturday, August 3, 2013.

Though there are airshows every year in the area I live in, I’d never been to an one with my camera. I decided this would be the year. Amazing doesn’t begin to describe the experience. I was blessed to be there on a perfect day, weather wise, and was able to snap a number of great photos.

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/blue-velvet/

#biplane #flying #airshow #aviation #sky___

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2017-02-11 11:27:42 (30 comments; 3 reshares; 99 +1s; )Open 

Dawn’s Early Flight
Lighthouse sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

On the morning I took this photo, it was a calm and slowly brightening scene. I was focused on capturing the color in the clouds behind the lighthouse.

A large number of seagulls were resting on the pier running perpendicular to the lighthouse, apparently having spent the night there.

For no particular reason, they began to take off and I simply clicked the shutter several times as they inserted themselves into the scene.

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Dawn’s Early Flight
Lighthouse sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

On the morning I took this photo, it was a calm and slowly brightening scene. I was focused on capturing the color in the clouds behind the lighthouse.

A large number of seagulls were resting on the pier running perpendicular to the lighthouse, apparently having spent the night there.

For no particular reason, they began to take off and I simply clicked the shutter several times as they inserted themselves into the scene.

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

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#sunrise #lighthouse #lakemichigan #algoma #kewauneecounty___

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2017-02-04 11:45:59 (35 comments; 8 reshares; 299 +1s; )Open 

In Praise of Yellow
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

On a recent hike through the woods, I was delighted to find a variety of wildflowers. These are some of my favorites from that day.

The one flower seems to be raising a hand in praise of the creator. (Or, maybe just hoping to get noticed.)

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#flowers #yellow #wildflower

In Praise of Yellow
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

On a recent hike through the woods, I was delighted to find a variety of wildflowers. These are some of my favorites from that day.

The one flower seems to be raising a hand in praise of the creator. (Or, maybe just hoping to get noticed.)

To view a larger version of this image, 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/in-praise-of-yellow/

#flowers #yellow #wildflower ___

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2017-02-03 10:59:30 (17 comments; 4 reshares; 139 +1s; )Open 

Rough Opening
Lighthouse sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Lake Michigan offered a turbulent scene as the waves rolled into the western shore past the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse and pier just after sunrise.

This was taken on an October morning in 2016. Occasionally I try a different perspective, like this view, framed by the trees on the shore.

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#lighthouse   #kewauneecounty   #susnrise   #kewaunee   #lakemichigan   #seascape   #waves  

Rough Opening
Lighthouse sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Lake Michigan offered a turbulent scene as the waves rolled into the western shore past the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse and pier just after sunrise.

This was taken on an October morning in 2016. Occasionally I try a different perspective, like this view, framed by the trees on the shore.

You can view a larger version of this image, with more detail, 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://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/rough-opening-bill-pevlor.html

#lighthouse   #kewauneecounty   #susnrise   #kewaunee   #lakemichigan   #seascape   #waves  ___

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2016-12-12 12:53:02 (15 comments; 2 reshares; 54 +1s; )Open 

This red rose evokes an entirely different feeling when presented in a monochrome tone.

This started as a color image and I spent a lot of time trying to get this just right. I like it better than the image I started with.

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#monochrome   #macro   #sepia   #rose  

This red rose evokes an entirely different feeling when presented in a monochrome tone.

This started as a color image and I spent a lot of time trying to get this just right. I like it better than the image I started with.

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://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/forgotten-embrace-bill-pevlor.html

#monochrome   #macro   #sepia   #rose  ___

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2016-12-01 12:48:43 (29 comments; 5 reshares; 232 +1s; )Open 

Shuttlecock
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The shape of this cosmos, in the processes of opening up, reminded me of a badminton shuttlecock. Of course, it’s the back-lighting that brings a richness to the color and texture of this simple wildflower.

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#flowers   #flowerphotography   #pink   #macro  

Shuttlecock
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The shape of this cosmos, in the processes of opening up, reminded me of a badminton shuttlecock. Of course, it’s the back-lighting that brings a richness to the color and texture of this simple wildflower.

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/shuttlecock/

#flowers   #flowerphotography   #pink   #macro  ___

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2016-11-21 11:25:21 (37 comments; 24 reshares; 352 +1s; )Open 

Woodland Floor Decor
Nature photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This was a delightful find on an autumn walk through the woods in northeast Wisconsin. The tallest of these tiny red mushrooms was about 2 inches.

We stumbled upon these while trekking to some waterfall site in Marinette County, Wisconsin. We found a number of colorful mushrooms on that trip.

You can view a larger version of these little beauties by clicking on the photo.

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#mushrooms   #red   #nature   #macro   #woodland  

Woodland Floor Decor
Nature photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This was a delightful find on an autumn walk through the woods in northeast Wisconsin. The tallest of these tiny red mushrooms was about 2 inches.

We stumbled upon these while trekking to some waterfall site in Marinette County, Wisconsin. We found a number of colorful mushrooms on that trip.

You can view a larger version of these little beauties 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/woodland-floor-decor/

#mushrooms   #red   #nature   #macro   #woodland  ___

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2016-11-13 14:17:04 (43 comments; 6 reshares; 284 +1s; )Open 

The Autumn Heart
Fall foliage photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

An early morning sunrise, shining behind this leaf on one of our lilac bushes, brought out the brilliant fall color and intricate detail.

This is one of those times where something just caught my eye. I was walking by a window, just about sunrise, when I noticed this bright leaf on a bush. I quickly grabbed my camera, hoping to catch the beauty before the shaft of light piercing the bush moved off this leaf. I was there in time.

I love big landscape vistas. I also love the smaller vistas. As I always say – whatever catches my eye.

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The Autumn Heart
Fall foliage photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

An early morning sunrise, shining behind this leaf on one of our lilac bushes, brought out the brilliant fall color and intricate detail.

This is one of those times where something just caught my eye. I was walking by a window, just about sunrise, when I noticed this bright leaf on a bush. I quickly grabbed my camera, hoping to catch the beauty before the shaft of light piercing the bush moved off this leaf. I was there in time.

I love big landscape vistas. I also love the smaller vistas. As I always say – whatever catches my eye.

You can view much more of the tiny details in 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/the-autumn-heart/

#heart   #fall   #fallcolors   #autumn   #autumnleaves   #autumncolors   #red   #macro  ___

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2016-11-06 12:37:23 (12 comments; 5 reshares; 53 +1s; )Open 

Caged Competitor
Sports Portrait photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The season may be over, but this is one baseball player who remains serious about his game.

This is one of my favorites from a recent “senior portrait” shoot. Baseball was an important part of this young man’s high school career so they wanted some photos of him in his uniform.

The basic idea for this shot (ball player looking through the fence) was brought to me by the subject’s parent who saw a similar shot on Pinterest and wanted us to try it. During the shoot, we made a quick trip to a nearby, small town ball field to grab a few shots. I believe the version she showed me was in color but, while I was working on it, I thought a gritty, monochrome style would best suit the players mood.

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Caged Competitor
Sports Portrait photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The season may be over, but this is one baseball player who remains serious about his game.

This is one of my favorites from a recent “senior portrait” shoot. Baseball was an important part of this young man’s high school career so they wanted some photos of him in his uniform.

The basic idea for this shot (ball player looking through the fence) was brought to me by the subject’s parent who saw a similar shot on Pinterest and wanted us to try it. During the shoot, we made a quick trip to a nearby, small town ball field to grab a few shots. I believe the version she showed me was in color but, while I was working on it, I thought a gritty, monochrome style would best suit the players mood.

There are a lot of things that make this a favorite for me. First, the general mood of the shot. You can easily imagine a story behind this image. (In fact, several stories.)

I also like the detail of the ball, glove and uniform. Don’t miss other interesting touches…like the bruises on the player’s elbow (An element that adds to the story), the tufts of grass on the unkempt infield, the way the light poles and the wisps of clouds frame the photo. (I wish I would have thought to throw a bat on the field in the background.)

The one aspect I question… Is the fence too distracting? Of course, it’s important to this scene, but I think it is almost too symmetrical around the facial features. I didn’t try to get it that way, it’s just the stance he took. I think it might seem more natural if the fence didn’t intersect right on the bridge of the nose and chin. If it was just offset a little to one side or another it might seem more natural, less posed. Of course, now I might be just nit-picking. What do you think? (If it didn’t occur to you before I mentioned it, than it is just me the nit-picky perfectionist.)

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#portrait #sportsportrait  #baseball   #sports   #monochrome   #monochromephotography  ___

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2016-11-05 14:58:05 (28 comments; 13 reshares; 142 +1s; )Open 

Serious Sunrise
Lighthouse photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

There was a very serious mood to this morning’s sky as the sun breached the horizon behind the lighthouse and pier at Algoma, Wisconsin. It was a good morning to be on Lake Michigan’s western shore.

I was up early to make my way to Algoma, hoping for a worthwhile sunrise. I was not disappointed. The temperatures were cool but the sky had a warming effect…at least on the psyche. This shot was taken from the harbor embankment at the marina.

I’ve got a few other good shots from this vantage point that I’ll be working on when time allows. Watch for a wide, panorama shot of this morning’s sunrise in the future.

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Serious Sunrise
Lighthouse photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

There was a very serious mood to this morning’s sky as the sun breached the horizon behind the lighthouse and pier at Algoma, Wisconsin. It was a good morning to be on Lake Michigan’s western shore.

I was up early to make my way to Algoma, hoping for a worthwhile sunrise. I was not disappointed. The temperatures were cool but the sky had a warming effect…at least on the psyche. This shot was taken from the harbor embankment at the marina.

I’ve got a few other good shots from this vantage point that I’ll be working on when time allows. Watch for a wide, panorama shot of this morning’s sunrise in the future.

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/serious-sunrise/

#lighthouse   #sunrise   #kewauneecounty   #algoma   #lakemichigan  ___

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2016-11-01 10:26:20 (83 comments; 35 reshares; 447 +1s; )Open 

Ladies Dancing
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

In my mind, the blooms of this fuchsia plant remind me of beautiful ladies dancing – arms raised, skirts twirling and a wry smile on their faces.

I discovered this fuchsia plant (and a few other varieties) at the West of the Lake Gardens in Manitowoc, WI. The fuchsia is a very unique plant species.

According to Wikipedia…

Fuchsia /ˈfjuːʃə/ is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) about 1696–1697 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier during his third expedition to the Greater Antilles. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501–1566).

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Ladies Dancing
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

In my mind, the blooms of this fuchsia plant remind me of beautiful ladies dancing – arms raised, skirts twirling and a wry smile on their faces.

I discovered this fuchsia plant (and a few other varieties) at the West of the Lake Gardens in Manitowoc, WI. The fuchsia is a very unique plant species.

According to Wikipedia…

Fuchsia /ˈfjuːʃə/ is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) about 1696–1697 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier during his third expedition to the Greater Antilles. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501–1566).

There are currently almost 110 recognized species of Fuchsia. The vast majority are native to South America. The fruit of all fuchsia species and cultivars is edible, with the berry of F. splendens reportedly among the best-tasting. Its flavor is reminiscent of citrus and pepper, and it can be made into jam. The fruits of some other fuchsias are flavorless or leave a bad aftertaste.

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#fuchsia #flowers #purple #macro___

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2016-10-20 10:52:47 (43 comments; 12 reshares; 253 +1s; )Open 

Carnival of Autumn Colors
Fall foliage photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The wide variety of hues in this patch of sumac reminded me of the bright colors you might find at an autumn carnival.

I had a few minutes before I had to be an an appointment so I thought I would make a quick stop at a local waterfall to, hopefully, catch a beautiful fall scene. Well, the waterfall didn’t have much water falling; barely a trickle. Even if it were flowing, there wasn’t much color in the foliage surrounding it. However, there was a small patch of sumac in the area that was bursting with color. Normally the sumac turns a bright red. I’ve not encountered sumac in transition with such a wide range of colors before. It made my stop worthwhile.

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Carnival of Autumn Colors
Fall foliage photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The wide variety of hues in this patch of sumac reminded me of the bright colors you might find at an autumn carnival.

I had a few minutes before I had to be an an appointment so I thought I would make a quick stop at a local waterfall to, hopefully, catch a beautiful fall scene. Well, the waterfall didn’t have much water falling; barely a trickle. Even if it were flowing, there wasn’t much color in the foliage surrounding it. However, there was a small patch of sumac in the area that was bursting with color. Normally the sumac turns a bright red. I’ve not encountered sumac in transition with such a wide range of colors before. It made my stop worthwhile.

You can view a larger, more detailed 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/carnival-autumn-color/

#colorful   #fall   #fallfoliage   #autumn   #autumnleaves   #autumncolors   #fallcolors  ___

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2016-10-17 10:17:52 (70 comments; 44 reshares; 484 +1s; )Open 

Deeply Devoted to Love
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

A closeup view of the delicate, and often emotional, beauty of the red rose.

On occasion, I’ve picked up a few long-stem flowers from a local florist for the main purpose of photographing them. Photographing flowers in the wild is a seasonal sport. Photographing flowers purchased from the florist can be a year-round activity.

If I remember correctly, I set this one in a vase on my kitchen table. I used the normal overhead and ambient light available in our kitchen. The drops you see are not water. (Though I’ll also use water in some shots.) These drops are glycerin – looks like water but holds better to the petals.

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Deeply Devoted to Love
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

A closeup view of the delicate, and often emotional, beauty of the red rose.

On occasion, I’ve picked up a few long-stem flowers from a local florist for the main purpose of photographing them. Photographing flowers in the wild is a seasonal sport. Photographing flowers purchased from the florist can be a year-round activity.

If I remember correctly, I set this one in a vase on my kitchen table. I used the normal overhead and ambient light available in our kitchen. The drops you see are not water. (Though I’ll also use water in some shots.) These drops are glycerin – looks like water but holds better to the petals.

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/deeply-devoted-to-love/

#flower   #rose   #red   #macro  ___

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2016-10-15 14:27:02 (21 comments; 11 reshares; 119 +1s; )Open 

October Surprise
Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

I encountered a number of surprises on this early morning visit to the lake shore at Kewaunee, Wisconsin.

The morning light was a very pleasant surprise. The variations of color in the sky, from yellow to blue with a hint of purple on the fringes, was another welcome surprise. The rough water was an exciting surprise – normally the lake is pretty calm in the early morning hours.

The overall result of this image was a very nice surprise. I didn’t think I’d be able to capture as much of the dynamic range as I did. As bright as the sky looked and as dark as the water looked, I thought it would be difficult to see much of the detail in this image.

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October Surprise
Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

I encountered a number of surprises on this early morning visit to the lake shore at Kewaunee, Wisconsin.

The morning light was a very pleasant surprise. The variations of color in the sky, from yellow to blue with a hint of purple on the fringes, was another welcome surprise. The rough water was an exciting surprise – normally the lake is pretty calm in the early morning hours.

The overall result of this image was a very nice surprise. I didn’t think I’d be able to capture as much of the dynamic range as I did. As bright as the sky looked and as dark as the water looked, I thought it would be difficult to see much of the detail in this image.

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

#lighthouse   #sunrise   #waves   #seascape   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty  ___

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2016-10-09 13:51:18 (73 comments; 33 reshares; 417 +1s; )Open 

The Fall Bloom
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

One of the favorite flowers of autumn are now in bloom. Mums are colorful, prolific and as popular as pumpkin spice and apple orchards in the fall. In fact, these mums were photographed on a recent visit to an apple orchard in central Ohio. These were one of many colorful varieties of potted mums they had on sale. I selected these beauties because of their fall-like colors and the various stages of blooms in this bunch; from buds to the full flowers.

You can view a larger, full-screen version of this image by clicking on the photo.

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The Fall Bloom
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

One of the favorite flowers of autumn are now in bloom. Mums are colorful, prolific and as popular as pumpkin spice and apple orchards in the fall. In fact, these mums were photographed on a recent visit to an apple orchard in central Ohio. These were one of many colorful varieties of potted mums they had on sale. I selected these beauties because of their fall-like colors and the various stages of blooms in this bunch; from buds to the full flowers.

You can view a larger, full-screen 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/the-fall-bloom/

#macro   #flowers   #mums   #mum   #fall   #autumn  ___

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2016-09-30 09:45:27 (60 comments; 12 reshares; 144 +1s; )Open 

American Beauty
Bird photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This male American Goldfinch was kind enough to pose for a portrait shot. This is an image I found in my archive; something I took a few years ago. It must of gotten lost in the shuffle.

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/american-beauty/

#bird   #cute   #animals   #yellow  

American Beauty
Bird photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This male American Goldfinch was kind enough to pose for a portrait shot. This is an image I found in my archive; something I took a few years ago. It must of gotten lost in the shuffle.

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/american-beauty/

#bird   #cute   #animals   #yellow  ___

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2016-09-16 10:17:59 (38 comments; 9 reshares; 256 +1s; )Open 

Red Vine
Nature photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

On a hike though Wisconsin woodlands, the deep red color of the leaves on this vine, draped across a moss covered rock, caught my eye.

This was on a trip to photograph waterfalls in Marinette County. On a very difficult, rocky trail to a viewing spot, I noticed the contrasting color. Even though I was there for the waterfall, I couldn’t resist a quick capture.

You can view a larger, more detailled 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/red-vine/

#red   #vine   #macro   #natrure   #leaves  

Red Vine
Nature photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

On a hike though Wisconsin woodlands, the deep red color of the leaves on this vine, draped across a moss covered rock, caught my eye.

This was on a trip to photograph waterfalls in Marinette County. On a very difficult, rocky trail to a viewing spot, I noticed the contrasting color. Even though I was there for the waterfall, I couldn’t resist a quick capture.

You can view a larger, more detailled 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/red-vine/

#red   #vine   #macro   #natrure   #leaves  ___

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2016-09-14 10:17:27 (67 comments; 3 reshares; 114 +1s; )Open 

Larger Light Looming
Full Moon photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

As powerful as the Kewaunee, Wisconsin lighthouse lamp may be, it is no match for the power and majesty of the full moon of March 27, 2013.

I was pleasantly surprised at how well this image turned out; at how clearly the Fresnel lens of the lighthouse can be seen. The surprising part…this photo was taken from the shore. Anyone familiar with the Kewaunee lighthouse knows the lighthouse sits at the end of a very long pier that extends 750 feet from shore.

To get this image I used a 300mm lens with a 2X teleconverter (effectively doubling the reach of the lens). It is simply luck that the focus was as sharp as it is since I had to focus manually. (A number of other shots that night were not so sharp.) Under low light conditions, particularly with the teleconverter, the camera’saut... more »

Larger Light Looming
Full Moon photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

As powerful as the Kewaunee, Wisconsin lighthouse lamp may be, it is no match for the power and majesty of the full moon of March 27, 2013.

I was pleasantly surprised at how well this image turned out; at how clearly the Fresnel lens of the lighthouse can be seen. The surprising part…this photo was taken from the shore. Anyone familiar with the Kewaunee lighthouse knows the lighthouse sits at the end of a very long pier that extends 750 feet from shore.

To get this image I used a 300mm lens with a 2X teleconverter (effectively doubling the reach of the lens). It is simply luck that the focus was as sharp as it is since I had to focus manually. (A number of other shots that night were not so sharp.) Under low light conditions, particularly with the teleconverter, the camera’s auto-focus doesn’t work.

Normally, without the brightness of the full moon behind it, the lighthouse lamp would show up as a big, bright white blob.

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/larger-light-looming/

#fullmoon   #lighthouse   #night   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty  ___

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2016-09-12 10:08:02 (13 comments; 6 reshares; 78 +1s; )Open 

Wilderness Waterway
Waterfall landscape photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This is a panoramic view of Horseshoe Falls in Marinette County, Wisconsin. This was one of my favorite falls out of the many we visited in Marinette County last weekend. I found the setting and the water swirling in and out of view very appealing.

This is a large image that needs to be viewed large to be appreciated. If you click on the photo, it will open a full screen version.

I combined five separate shots, holding my camera in “portrait” orientation to create this wide view. Though you can’t tell it from this image, it was a cloudy, rainy day. (I don’t think it was raining at this moment.)

There are 14 waterfalls in Marinette County. We didn’t have time to visit them all, because I can spend a lot of time at each one, trying to find all theangles, c... more »

Wilderness Waterway
Waterfall landscape photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This is a panoramic view of Horseshoe Falls in Marinette County, Wisconsin. This was one of my favorite falls out of the many we visited in Marinette County last weekend. I found the setting and the water swirling in and out of view very appealing.

This is a large image that needs to be viewed large to be appreciated. If you click on the photo, it will open a full screen version.

I combined five separate shots, holding my camera in “portrait” orientation to create this wide view. Though you can’t tell it from this image, it was a cloudy, rainy day. (I don’t think it was raining at this moment.)

There are 14 waterfalls in Marinette County. We didn’t have time to visit them all, because I can spend a lot of time at each one, trying to find all the angles, changing lenses and experimenting with a variety of camera settings. We visited seven of the 14. Most of them were better than I was hoping for, based on the photos I’d seen on the web or in brochures.

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/wilderness-waterway/

#waterfallphotography   #waterfall   #marinettecounty   #marinette   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #pano   #panorama   #panoramic  ___

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2016-09-09 13:34:27 (9 comments; 1 reshares; 98 +1s; )Open 

Sedum Bumbler
Macro insect photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This time of year, the pollinators are busy in my wife’s flower beds. This is a bumble bee browsing through the sedum flowers.

This is a comparatively small image because I cropped in, to enlarge the bee to a size where you can see some of the detail. I don’t own a true “macro” lens, so I make my 16-55mm lens do the heavy lifting.

The image is larger than you see here, but if you click the photo 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/pops-photos/sedum-bumbler/

#bee   #macro   #macrophotography   #garden   #bumblebee  

Sedum Bumbler
Macro insect photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This time of year, the pollinators are busy in my wife’s flower beds. This is a bumble bee browsing through the sedum flowers.

This is a comparatively small image because I cropped in, to enlarge the bee to a size where you can see some of the detail. I don’t own a true “macro” lens, so I make my 16-55mm lens do the heavy lifting.

The image is larger than you see here, but if you click the photo 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/pops-photos/sedum-bumbler/

#bee   #macro   #macrophotography   #garden   #bumblebee  ___

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2016-09-07 10:51:13 (13 comments; 2 reshares; 58 +1s; )Open 

Early Adoration
Child portrait photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

At this stage, it’s hard to gain and keep their attention. I was able to captivate her…and she captivated me…for this brief moment.

This image of our newest grandchild was snapped on a recent, holiday weekend visit.

At this age, there’s not a lot of going on. She’s just beginning to notice activity around her, just beginning to smile.

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/early-adoration/

#baby   #childportrait   #child   #girl   #infant   #cute   #adorable  

Early Adoration
Child portrait photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

At this stage, it’s hard to gain and keep their attention. I was able to captivate her…and she captivated me…for this brief moment.

This image of our newest grandchild was snapped on a recent, holiday weekend visit.

At this age, there’s not a lot of going on. She’s just beginning to notice activity around her, just beginning to smile.

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/early-adoration/

#baby   #childportrait   #child   #girl   #infant   #cute   #adorable  ___

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