Scrapped

After driving past a fenced in collection of piles like this for over a year, I finally stopped with a camera to grab a few shots. I would really love to see if I can get permission to shoot from inside the fence, though pretty often people are worried about liability with that. So this […]

Dandy Sunset

On the way home from shooting along the Maumee river, I wanted to try to stop and catch the sun setting on the other side of a field of dandelions. It’s amazing how fast the sun moves when you’re trying to catch it. Fortunately, the cop who was parked just down the road didn’t take […]

Winding Water

One of these days I will get some waders. I always find shots like this that would have been so much better if I could have moved about a foot sideways into the flow. Download: Winding_Water-Asgard_Photography-IMG_1839.jpg Camera Settings F-stop: f/22 Exposure: 1/2 seconds ISO: 200 Focal Length: 70mm Location 

Roots & Water

I’ve ended up focusing on this corner a few times, while visiting the remains of the Canal Locks in Maumee’s Side Cut Park. Depending on the previous rainfall, you can get some interesting shots of the man-made waterfalls at several spots, but I really like the combination of the green and roots and water. Download: […]

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 […]