Wednesday, May 7, 2008

JW's Top Photos 2001-2008

Unanimously voted my #1 shot for 2008,
this was taken over beautiful Lake Wissota in late July.
"Calm at Eventide"
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"Ripening Harvest"
This is a photo of just-ripening grapes.
Taken with the blue sky and sunshine,
this one makes the list as the #2 shot for 2008.
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"Bumblebee on Aster, 2008"
This is my #3 shot for 2008
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"Columbine" 2007 #3
You will probably not agree with my selection here as
only a #3 shot, but let me tell you, it was hard to decide!
This picture is so reminding of Spring!
There's nothing like a fresh-looking
springtime photo to make you feel warm.
Taken 051207
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"Blushing Hearts" 2007 #2
I was trying to capture a unique photo of bleeding hearts
last year. I took many pictures of them, but this one stands out
as my most interesting.
Taken 062407
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"Just Gathering Pollen" 2007 #1
This was a one-time shot. I only took one picture, and
it came out surprisingly well. I had been photographing
Monarchs on this aster, and the bees kept harrassing them.
Finally, I focused on one of the bees and snapped a shot!
(The monarch shots didn't turn out half bad either.)
Taken 092807
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"Floating Sunbeam" 2006 #3
This is one of my best waterlily shots. Something about the soft
blended colors of green and orange make for a unique shot.
Taken 072106
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"Springtime Singer" 2006 #2
This was the best of a set of pictures I took one night by shining
singing treefrogs with a flashlight. They seemed to think it
was the moon, and so didn't stop singing--even when I flashed them!
Taken 052606
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"Cedar Waxwing Waits" 2006 #1
This is a picture of a baby cedar waxwing that was perched in
a honeysuckle bush. Since it was a baby, and not
too sure of itself in the air yet, it posed here for me!
This picture was taken from a distance of probably about 5 ft.
Taken 083006
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"Budding Love" 2005 #3
Nothing like a red rose bud to signify love!
Taken 061305
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"Peaceful" 2005 #2
This is to date one of my most favorite waterlily shots.
There's something serene about seeing a water lily
flower resting on the surface of the water.
Taken 061305
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"Cobban Bridge Reflection", #1 2005
This is one of my most-commented-on photos.
This picture of the Cobban Bridge near Cornell, WI,
was taken on a cloudy May day with no wind.
The most common comment I have had about this shot is,
"I've never seen the Chippewa River so calm!"
Taken 052205
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I selected this picture as my 2004 #2 shot.
This is a CAT385BL excavator photographed on the
US 53 Bypass project near Eau Claire, WI, in August of '04.
To the best of my knowledge, this is the largest model in
Caterpillar's 300 series of Excavators.
The top of the track is around 6'.

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JW#1, 2004
Take white Aisiatic Lilies, place them in the sun, and focus
your camera on them with a rainbow filter installed,
and here is the unique result!
This photo I have titled "Rainbow Lilies".
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This photo was taken sometime in the summer of 2003.
When searching back through my 2003 photos, I had a
hard time finding much that was show-worthy. That
seems to have been a year that I didn't take many pictures at all.
However, I have selected this one as my best one for 2003.
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This picture, which I appropriately named "Silent Eruption",
was taken in August of 2002. This is one of my best shots ever
of a developing thunderstorm, and I recently selected it
as my #1 picture for 2002.
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This picture, I took in the fall of 2001 of the neighbor's maple forest.
I think this is the best fall picture I have of an entire forest.
Of course when the new Hwy 29 was constructed the following
Spring, much of what you see here, was destroyed.
This is my #1 shot for 2001.
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1 comment:

aptwalker said...

Fabulous photos, Joel. I absolutely love frogs & toads, so your bullfrog photo won me over right away. Your photography is a true art, and I applaud you for staying with film.