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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Avalon Theatre is alive, again, in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood. This historic landmark theater was completely renovated and refitted to offer patrons a unique entertainment experience. The traditional movie theater seating has been replaced by leather chairs with a table between them where movie goers can order and enjoy a meal – with their movie – prepared on site and served by the wait staff.

The Avalon is a distinctive example of the Mediterranean Revival architectural style. The lobby features Moorish arches, twisting Mediterranean columns, figures that resemble gargoyles and a statue of Athena, a Greek goddess — all from the original building. It is the first Wisconsin theater built for movies with sound.

I happened to be there (and created this image) on the night of their Grand Opening celebration in March of 2015. The place was full of young professionals enjoying drinks in the lobby and touring the theater. I was hanging out with a photography friend from the area who took me to a few spots in Milwaukee to shoot some night scenes. He, rightfully, thought this would be a promising location.

The photo, itself, is a long exposure (20 seconds). The white and red lines were created by the lights from the vehicles that passed by while the camera shutter was open. Those spots in the upper left of the photo, I believe, are the result of moisture from a fine mist that must have fallen on my lens. Normally they wouldn’t be so prominent. I think the mercury street lights and the aperture setting of f/22 I used for this shot brought them out. Normally, I would work to remove those from an image…but in this case, I liked the effect and left them in.

You can learn more about the Avalon’s renovation, amenities they offer and its interesting history simply by Googling it.

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

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

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

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

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

#sunrise   #sunrisephotography   #sunset   #sunsetphotography   #lighthouse   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty  
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Short-billed Dowitcher
Bird photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Introduction
I've been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn and a king.

These days I'm a photographer, Premises Technician, gadget hound, committed Christian and loyal husband.

I maintain a photo blog:  www.PopsDigital.com
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Algoma, WI - Merrill, WI - St. Joseph, MO - Independence, IA - Waterloo, IA - Miami, FL