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

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

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

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

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

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

#flowers   #tulips   #garden   #spring   #flowerphotography  
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Family Feets       lifestyle photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

A family visit to the lake yielded this foot portrait.

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

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

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

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

#feet   #family   #mono   #monochrome   #monochromephotography   #portraitphotography   #portraiture  
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Harbor Lights       full moon photo by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

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

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

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

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

#lighthouse   #fullmoon   #moon   #lakemichigan   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty   #WI   #reflection  
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Stream of Joy       child portrait by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

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

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

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

#joyful   #joy   #water   #stream   #child   #boy   #portrait   #portraitphotography   #portraiture  
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I think all children like to play in creeks...and puddles... :)  Thanks for the comment, +Eva Jones !
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Be Still My Soul      sunrise lighthouse by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

 I find this to be a very therapeutic scene. It is the Kewaunee, Wisconsin lighthouse with the waves of Lake Michigan rolling and reflecting the sunrise in the foreground. To add and extra measure of calming grace, six Canada geese fly past the lighthouse.  (If you look close, you’ll even see a sea gull above the geese, on the right side.)

This is one of my favorite images.  I captured this at the end of last February – the same morning I captured, Morning Rolls In, posted March 1st. Look back and compare the two.  This one was after the sun was up and into the clouds.  Morning Rolls In was shot earlier, before the sun breached the horizon.

I like both, but I like this one more.  The sun’s reflection among the waves and the near perfect timing of the geese flying by make this an easy favorite.

Do yourself a favor and view this image in it’s largest available format.  It’s easy, just click on the photo.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To get a real sense of the beauty and see the detail, you have to see it in the much larger size – available by clicking on the photo.

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

#landscapephotography   #sanbernardino   #mountains   #valley   #clouds  
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Bird of Paradise     flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

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

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

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

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

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

#flower   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #botanical   #birdofparadise   #macro  
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Spring Beauty      flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

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

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

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

#flowers   #flowerphotography   #spring   #blue   #dof  
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Heading for Open Water          winter landscape by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

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

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

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

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

#winter   #ice   #boat   #lighthouse   #lakemichigan   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty   #sunrise  
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Tiny Dancers        Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

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

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

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

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

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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.

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