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 Road

When I popped onto Facebook last night, I saw someone had posted a photo in a photography group I’m in that they’d taken at Side Cut Metropark. It showed high water levels, much higher than I’ve seen in the years I’ve been here. I decided today to try to squeeze in some time (though only […]

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. […]

Into Darkness

As awesome as trails through woods are, there’s just something about trails through darkened woods after sunset that make you think twice before going in. Most often when I’ve visited Wildwood Park it’s been overflowing with people (it’s a popular “nature” spot for Toledo and the surrounding area) but it helps if you go during […]

Home of the Humming Fish

The closest open shoreline I’ve found on a Great Lake near Toledo has been out at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area. (There’s also some birding trails there, and a LOT of tiny shells that seem to take the place of sand when I’ve been there in the summer.) This photo was taken at the corner when […]

Corn Clouds

I saw some great looking moody clouds out my window and wanted to catch the sun setting through them at a nearby river, but realized once I got on the road I wouldn’t beat the sun to where I wanted to be. So I ended up taking these on the side of a busy road […]

Taking It In

Did you know that flowers get the brightness of their color by inhaling the blue sky? This shot was taken on one of my walks through Swan Creek Metropark in Toledo. They were actually pretty tall, but I spent a while trying to get just the right angle to match the trees and sky behind […]

Light in the Woods 2

There’s a previously posted version of this (more closely focused on the downed tree) but this one also has the sun itself and more of the surrounding trees. I’ve included an alternate of this alternate shot too, as I couldn’t decided which I liked better. You can  download either below, or click the thumbnail to […]

Light In The Woods

On one of my efforts to drag my youngest son into the outdoors, we wandered some trails at Side Cut Park along the Maumee River. I found the setting sun poking through a spot in the woods near a fallen tree that caught my attention. I really liked the light, though this was right after […]