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View From Edgwater Park

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At the far west end of Edgewater Park is a bluff overlooking Lake Erie and downtown Cleveland. Although not shown in these images, the bluff features a script “Cleveland” sign that has proven to be quite popular.

With summer finally here, the number of visitors to the site will increase as will those visiting the park’s beach, which can be seen in both images.

Edgewater Park is also a good place to watch boats on adjacent Lake Erie and catch a sunset.

These images were made in late day light in late September on an unusually warm day.


The Look of Winter

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We get a lot of snow in Northeast Ohio and, of course, it also can get quite cold. The snow, ice and freezing temperatures are not among the qualities of this region that many who live here would list as among their favorite things unless you are a photographer.

Shown in this photo essay are the many faces of Conneaut Creek in January. I was in Conneaut on a rare sunny, although quite cold, day. The water was mostly covered in ice although there were a few cracks where the water continued to flow and had not yet frozen. Soon enough, this ice will be gone. It only seems like winter lasts forever.


Want to Park Your Boat Out Front?

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I’ve never owned nor had any desire to have a boat, but I a lot of people do and some of them probably have dreamed about being to park their boat next to their house.

If you live in a certain section of Vermilion, Ohio, you can do that.

This boat friendly housing development was created by digging canals off the Vermilion River near where it the waterway empties into Lake Erie.

Presumably, there are alleys behind the houses to allow access by motor vehicles.

Written by csanders429

February 16, 2018 at 6:51 am

Beauty of Hoar Frost

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I don’t get many opportunity to photograph hoar frost, a deposit of  ice crystals. Not unlike the formation of dew, hoar frost restuls from condensation of water vapor to ice at temperatures below freezing and occurs when air is brought to its frost point through cooling.

Not long ago a friend and I encountered hoar frost along the Grand River in Painesville, Ohio.

It was a sunny day and those ice crystals were melting before out eyes. Still, hoar frost creates a beauty unique to winter

Written by csanders429

February 9, 2018 at 6:37 am

Not Going Far to Find Winter

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It was early January and I was itching to get out and make some winter photographs. Snow covered everything, but I was more or less grounded due to a dead battery in my car.

On the second of January the sun came out and I decided to venture out into my neighborhood to get some winter scenes.

I didn’t have to go far. There was still snow on the bushes of my neighbors. So I made a few grab shots that constituted my initial winter photograph foray.

There have been and will be more. As I write this, we’re having a January thaw, but I’m confident that within a week or two more winter will be on its way.

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January 22, 2018 at 7:09 am

Some Frozen, Some Fluid

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You can tell where the ice field begins in Conneaut Creek in its namesake city in Northeast Ohio. Just south of the Old Main Street bridge the river turns into water, although there is water flowing under the ice in the foreground. Most of the time when I visit here, there are people fishing in the river along its banks. But on this day none were to be found. But a thaw is coming this weekend and the ice field will diminish and people fishing will again line the banks of the river.

Frozen Furnace Run

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It was late in the afternoon when I arrived at the covered bridge spanning Furnace Run in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I hadn’t planned on making  a photograph expedition to the park on this day, but when the clouds finally started to break around 3 p.m. I decided to head down there. I was going to be in Akron that night anyway so I might as well try to make some winter photographs.

Known as the Everett Covered Bridge, it is the last covered bridge left in Summit County, Ohio. At one time there were more than 2,000 covered bridges in Ohio, but most are gone now.

This bridge is no longer open to vehicle traffic, only pedestrian traffic. At times, the bridge deck has been used for contra dancing.