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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.

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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.

Written by csanders429

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.

 

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.

Golden Reflection

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A building going on overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor had gold siding that casts a golden glow in the waters by the Baltimore World Trade Center. The latter is partly visible at right. I don’t know what the building is that is under construction but I would guess that it will be a hotel, condominiums or apartments.

Although the skies were most sunny when we arrived in Baltimore, a massive bank of clouds would roll in before we left. The area in the foreground is cordoned off to encourage the development of aquatic life.

Peninsula Canyon

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The Cuyahoga River winds its way through Peninsula, a small town surrounded by the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Right after the river passes beneath the Towpath Trail, it enters a canyon-like setting.

Maybe canyon isn’t the right word to use here because there is a steep cliff on just one side of the passage.  There are more impressive cliffs to be found, but this is Northeast Ohio where the geographic features are modest, yet still noticeable.

I made these images on a winter afternoon when I was looking to get out with my camera for a while and capture some of winter’s beauty.

Making Ripples

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The wind is making ripples in the Huron River in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as a bare tree branch provides contrast. The late day light turned the water into a deep shade of blue. The image was made at the Barton Nature Area on a late November Sunday afternoon.