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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.


North Pole

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It is not literally the North Pole, just a recreation of it for the benefit of passengers riding the Polar Express trains of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. This North Pole is in Peninsula, Ohio, between Cleveland and Akron.

Written by csanders429

December 18, 2017 at 8:09 am

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.

Standing Really Tall

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There is about a half hour of daylight left. It’s time for me to start heading home. But first I have another mile on the Portage Hike and Bike trail to get to my car.

Being early December the sunlight is low in the sky as we move toward the winter solstice. It makes for some really warm light and interesting effects.

One of the latter is casting a shadow that makes me look about 15 feet tall.

I found it amusing and, of course, I had to make a photograph of it.

Written by csanders429

December 5, 2017 at 9:26 am

Red Barn at Sunset

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I was about to wrap up a walk on the Portage Hike and Bike trail near Kent, Ohio, when I noticed the late day sunlight nicely illuminating a red barn and old farm house at the Beckwith Orchard.

I had to walk out into the orchard for a slight distance to get a clear sight line on the barn and hope that the sun didn’t dip below the tree line before I could get there.

But I made it and got the image of the barn. The orchard is still open, but won’t be for much longer as the fall apple season draws to a close.


Other Colors of Fall

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We all know about fall foliage when tree leaves turn to hues of red, gold and orange as the seasons turn. Autumn is not usually known as a season for the colors of flowers, but there all of the images shown here I captured in September in Vermilion, Ohio. In so many ways autumn is nature’s most colorful season.

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November 16, 2017 at 7:08 am

Street Art

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I happened upon this work of art on the sidewalk in downtown Vermilion, Ohio, as I was walking along Main Street.

I am not sure why it is there. It is sitting next to the entrance of a shop that sells this type of thing, but why place this work of art on the street where someone might walk off with it?

Perhaps the owners of the shop are trusting folks and they are using this as a form of advertising. They might even be hoping that someone makes off with this painting.

Whatever the case, it is a form of public art, sidewalk art, street art of whatever you want to call it.