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Climbing on Cleveland

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In advance of the 2016 Republican National Convention held in Cleveland the civic group Destination Cleveland had three script Cleveland signs made and placed at high-traffic locations in town.

They were originally created to provide photo backdrops for visitors that would, presumably, be spread far and wide on social media.

The signs have also proven to be wildly popular with Cleveland region residents who have used them for photographs for all manner of occasions, including weddings and individual and group portraits.

The number of script Cleveland signs has grown to five with one of them being positioned in the baggage claim area of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Other signs are located at the North Coast Harbor adjacent to the East 9th St. Pier and behind the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1001 E. 9th St.); the Tremont Abbey Avenue Overlook (1430 Abbey Ave.); at Edgewater Park; and at Euclid Beach Park.

In the image above, a small boy climbs on the sign in Edgewater Park with the city’s downtown skyline towering in the background along with Lake Erie.


Edgewater Park Sunset

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A sun-splashed day in late September is not unusual but having 90 degree temperatures on that day is out of the ordinary. Cleveland residents and visitors turned out in droves in Edgewater Park to enjoy the summer-like weather that felt more like July than early autumn. They were still out in large numbers at the park trying to enjoy every minute of an unusual day as the sun sank over Lake Erie, .

Winter Clouds Over the Perry Power Plant

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We were driving eastbound on Interstate 90 when I noticed an unusual cloud in the otherwise clear skies.

The water vapor emanating from the Perry nuclear power plant near the shore of Lake Erie was going straight up for a short distance and then hooking to the south, creating a cloud that appeared to have a 90-degree angle.

It was an interesting sight, but I didn’t think at the time to attempt to photograph it. We had other things in mind to capture with our cameras.

But later in the day we found ourselves at a beach along the lake in the town of Fairport Harbor. By now the winds had shifted from northerly to southwesterly.

The nature of the cloud over the power plant was changing to create stems in two directions. This time I did make an image of the power plant and its clouds across the frozen waters of Lake Erie.


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January 23, 2018 at 8:19 am

Looks Like the Arctic Circle

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I went to Headlands Beach State Park on a recent Sunday to seek out and photograph ice on Lake Erie. We had had a spell of very cold temperatures following by a few days of above freezing weather.

On Friday Northeast Ohio awakened to temperatures in the upper 50s. But a storm moved in from the northwest and the temperatures plummeted. The storm also brought snow and freezing rain.

Two days later we were treated to a sunny day, albeit with temperatures in the teens.

I was not disappointed in my quest for ice. In the foreground sheets of shelf ice have piled up after hitting an accumulation of ice that began forming in December.

Beyond the shelf ice is deep blue water, but beyond that the lake remains mostly ice-covered.


Marooned in the Ice

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There must be a story behind how this sailboat came to be marooned in an ice field near the mouth of the Grand River in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, where it meets Lake Erie.

I doubt that the boat’s owner made the decision to store his boat in the middle of the river for the winter. Maybe it broke loose from a dock and drifted as far as the ice would allow. Maybe someone was trying to steal it. Maybe it was abandoned. I’ll likely never know.

In the background is the town of Fairport Harbor and the Grand River Light, which also features a museum that is open during the summer.


Racing the Sunset

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The sun is setting over Lake Erie and perhaps this boater is headed back to the dock or trying to get in one last run before it turns dark. The image was made at Edgewater Park in Cleveland last September on an unusually warm day.


It’s a Dog’s Life

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There are times when I envy the lives that our pets lead. I particularly think that when I see our cat lying in the sun during the afternoon without a care in the world.

But we’re humans and not animals and our friends from the animal world provide us with hours of pleasure, including sometimes being envious of the lives they lead.

Shown is a dog belonging to a couple who were on the Main Street beach in Vermilion, Ohio, last September. They had their dog out with them and the guy was playing the “fetch the ball” game.

Of course the dog had to take a dip in Lake Erie.


Written by csanders429

December 4, 2017 at 7:50 am