Fall Evening

Long exposures on rivers are tricky because of the trees and bushes along the side… if there’s any wind, you end up with blurry where you don’t want blurry. A good way around this is to to combine multiple exposures (take a couple of photos with different settings and blend them together in Photoshop.) In […]

Fuzzy Shoreline

This was taken on the north shoreline of a long strip of land that juts into Lake Erie from Cullen Park in Toledo. For a good while now, Lake Erie (at least on the Toledo end) has been having issues with algae blooms, to the point of becoming poisonous. One of the times I visited […]

Edge of Fall

I’d passed over editing this one to post it back when I took it a few years ago… but while cleaning out my folders I found that a new noise reduction filter I had really helped with the noise from the higher ISO setting. And I really liked the stillness of the water, which makes […]

Ghost of Summer

I’m not typically a fan of abstract photography, or artsy shots. But every now and then I find exceptions. It’s sometimes difficult during the fall to find interesting photos, because once the initial color changes are over, things are pretty drab in many places. This particular photo I liked because of the contrast between the […]

The Leaves Left

Sometimes with a photo I go back and forth on whether I like it or not. This one is one of those. Ultimately, I’m drawn back by the combination of the sharp lines in the branches and the smoothness of the reflection. I also like the opposing lightness of the branches and the darkness of […]

River Roots

The “smooth” waterfall shots always look better to me when you have something that has a hard edge contrasting within it. In this case, the roots do that a little bit at the top left. There are very few waterfalls near Toledo, so I try to visit frequently to catch different water levels and conditions. […]