Walnut

Walnut

The more photos you take, the more you’ll start to see the world as if you’re looking through a viewfinder.  Good photos aren’t always the obvious ones.  While hiking last weekend, this shadow jumped out at me — the crisp shadows created a great contrast on the ground.  As you can see, the sunlight was […]

Firelight

Firelight

Here’s an unusual shot from a campout a couple weeks ago.  We had a pretty nice fire going, and I got some shots of the fire, but I also got a few shots looking straight up at the trees overhead to show them lit by the campfire.  This 20-second exposure emphasizes the fire-lit effect.  Very […]

Fast, or half-fast?

Fast, or half-fast?

I’ve recently had the chance to play with the high-speed continuous shooting capabilities of my Canon 40D, and I’ve learned about a few things that affect its speed — some of which were pretty surprising to me. My experiments started a couple weeks ago when I shot some pictures of a trebuchet my son built […]

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

My son’s Scout Troop has been helping out at running races for several years now.  Usually, we’ll work a water station, handing out water and/or sports drinks to the runners.  Today, we worked a large-ish half-marathon, with over 1,000 runners participating, which made it one of our larger efforts. We had close to 40 volunteers […]

Blackhand Gorge

Blackhand Gorge

I went for a hike today at the Blackhand Gorge nature preserve just east of Newark (OH).  I’ve got quite a few photos I’m working through yet – I’ll get them posted to the gallery as soon as I can.  In the meantime, here’s a photo of a quarry just off the route of the […]

Dogwood

Dogwood

I’ve completed a pass through the photos from my Blackhand Gorge hike this weekend – they’re in the gallery if you want to take a look.  This is a dogwood, which along with Eastern Redbud, is the main flowering tree you can see growing natively in central Ohio.  I think several of the shots from […]

Ohio Central

Ohio Central

Here’s another shot from Blackhand Gorge.  This is an Ohio Central trestle over the Licking River.  I liked the contrast of the red maple buds and the blue-ish bridge in the background.  From the looks of the rails on that line, it still sees traffic, but not a ton of it.  Be sure to check […]

Soon

Soon

It’s springtime in Ohio, and I had a chance to stop by the Franklin Park Conservatory last week to shoot some of the spring blooms.  I got some nice shots of flowers in full bloom, but I thought this one was sort of interesting because this one lone bud was obviously late to the party. […]