I’ll Follow the Sun

heronshoreChasing sunlight. That’s what I do.

In the mornings mostly. Given the number of rainy days we’ve had this summer in North Central Ohio, that can be quite a challenge. Although there is something to be said for shooting in fog and low-light conditions.

Yesterday was typical for summer mornings these days. I headed out in the fog, with the promise of sunbeams breaking through the clouds. But, as the morning progressed, the promise faded.

I made the rounds of three villages. There were things to shoot — but not in flat light.

Made one last stop at Pleasant Hill Lake, before heading home to make breakfast.

I captured a hint of a sunbeam on the horizon with my cellphone camera. Then I got out my Canon SX50 HS. I looked to my left and, not 50 feet away, was a great blue heron watching me from the water’s edge.

Not entirely happy with the heron shots I took, but I’ll post one nonetheless.

Meanwhile, I’ll follow the sun.

A silvery sunrise on Pleasant Hill Lake

In the beginning …

I got into photography about 10 years ago, after the newspaper I worked for cut a photographer position. I started taking a Canon G-10 on my rounds, taking mostly crash photos. Those can be challenging — especially at night or in other low-light conditions.

Every once in awhile, I’d experiment. Here’s an example of that — the front of a Tex-Mex restaurant across the street from the Sheriff’s Office in Ashland. I took it during my morning rounds. The soft light on the brightly painted building caught my eye.


A few more for the window series

I found a few more interesting windows on my Sunday morning trip to Fredericktown.

Saw this one from an alley — framed at the top by a catalpa tree. The crucifix in the window made me wonder about its significance to the person or persons inside.
This is ugly and I can’t imagine anyone wanting a print. However, this window in Butler is shrouded in weathered siding. Combined with the fake brick siding above, I thought it was an interesting combination of visual textures. Seen while gassing up en route to Fredericktown.


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