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Clouds Were My Friend Tonight

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It was cloudy in Cleveland, but the satellite image showed some mostly clear skies west along the Lake Erie shore.

So I made a trip out to Sherod Park in Vermilion, Ohio, in pursuit of some sunset over the lake images.

The clouds stayed to the east and south although there was one bank of clouds out over the water, which turned out to be a nice thing when the sun dipped behind them.


City of Bridges (And Boats)

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Pittsburgh is known for its rives, given that it is where the Allegheny and the Monongahela come together to form the Ohio River

With so many waterways the city also has a lot of bridges.

Show above is the cruise boat Dutchess plying the waters of the Allegheny as it takes patrons on a sightseeing tour beneath the bridges.

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June 21, 2018 at 6:04 am

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.

When You Need a Lift in Baltimore

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If you need to get from one end of the Inner Harbor in Baltimore to another you can always hop aboard the water taxi. Shown is one of the boats used in that service on a summer morning.

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May 30, 2018 at 9:18 am

Quiet Reflections

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Reflection is one of many words in the English language capable of different meanings, thus you need to consider the context in which it is used to know what the speaker or writer probably means.

Reflection can mean a reproduction of sometime in a mirror or shadow or it can mean to think about something tangible or intangible.

The two meanings usually have different contexts, but not always.

Shown is a reflection of clouds and trees in the placid water of Indigo Lake in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio.

This is a good place to visit if you want to reflect on something. Hence, you can reflect while gazing at reflections.

Huron River Portage

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The Huron River in quite wide in Ann Arbor, Michigan, near the Barton dam. The portage area is for canoes to portage around the dam. I did not see any canoes in the river on this November day.

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February 28, 2018 at 5:39 am

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.