Here are a few photos from the last days of canoe trips, ones in which the clouds parted at the last moment after much rain. The first, complete with rainbow) was taken about five years ago at Algonquin Provincial Park in Canada. The second was about six years ago on the Muskingum River in Ohio, downstream of the Rokeby Lock.
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Last month my Ron Simon bench photo made page one of the Mansfield News Journal. This month, the Energy Cooperative published four of my opsrey nest photos in its July & August Times magazine. Didn’t get the cover, but hey …
The story behind this ran in the Ashland Times-Gazette outdoors page. Click on the link below a PDF of that page:
Thanks again to the Energy Cooperative for going through all that trouble to accommodate the osprey.
Last I checked, the pair were still on the nest. Still no sight of chicks. Disappointing if they don’t produce young this year. But, given a solid platform to build on, there’s a good chance they — or another pair — will be back next year.
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.
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.