This tree is on a golf course near West Liberty, OH. The photo was taken on a blustery day with clouds alternately obscuring and releasing sunlight. While I didn’t capture the feel of the weather, I still liked the shot.
Photographs taken in the Clear Fork of the Mohican River in central Ohio.
Staring at the sun can harm the human retina, but it also can make the sun seem like a retina.
Sedona, AZ exerts a gravitational pull on people from around the world. Most of the year the famous red rock formations are accentuated by clear blue skies. Follow Oak Creek upstream from downtown and one discovers Sedona is at the base of a Ponderosa pine forest.
A Red-tailed Hawk awaits movement on a snow strewn field.
I took a break driving along Lake Erie in mid October. I usually just use the iPhone camera when I’m taking 10 minutes to stretch my legs. But I had a real-life digital camera with me, so why not carry it? And if I’m going to carry it, might as well use it.
Ever experience temptation in the midst of your best intentions?
I am purposeful in my approach to the outdoors. If I’m in a wilderness area to shoot photographs, I capture images. If that means I only hike a half mile, so be it.
Earlier this month I went for a work out at John Bryan State Park in western Ohio. Unfortunately, I track workouts with a smart phone. This means I carry a digital camera.
A clear view of the Little Miami River slashing through the gorge was too much for me. For a period if time I abandoned the exercize for the sake of a few photos.
Since I’ve already confessed my faility, I might as well share the images. How do you deal with such internal conflicts?
In early October I visited Mohican State Park in Ohio to search for fall photos. The idea was the capture leaves changing color along the banks of the Clear Fork River. I was too early for the foliage. But the lighting on the hiking trail had an unusual quality to it. I have made no adjustments to lighting on these photographs. Only the above photo was cropped.
I honor of Halloween, I present the pasture behind our house.
A few weeks ago the morning sun was casting glorious rays of light through the apple tree in our back yard. I grabbed a camera and soaked my shoes in the cool dew trying to capture photographs of the light.
There were no bleating lambs or jumping calves this spring or summer, so the pasture seems empty and overgrown. For all but 20 minutes in the early morning, it looks just like the above picture.
Fortunately, I walked behind the apple tree to the edge of pasture during that twenty minute window. The sight \struck me much like scientists who first observed the effect of x-ray. See the images below.
The spiders are hid in plain sight, taking full advantage of the tall weeds for their webs. Below is a Black and Yellow Garden Spiders. I welcome correction on my identifications.