Spring Wildflowers

Spring wildflowers are blooming all around central Ohio, but what you can see varies quite a bit from place to place.  So far I’ve seen Dutchman Breeches (they seem plentiful everywhere), White and Yellow Trout […]

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Bieber Mill Ruin (a.k.a. Carpenter’s Mill)

About a year after Ohio became a state, the first mill in Delaware County was built at Liberty Settlement in 1804 along the banks of the Whetstone River, now called the Olentangy River.  By 1832 […]

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Polarizing Filters

The polarizing filter is probably the single most used filter in a landscape/nature photographer’s bag because of its ability to cut glare and increase color saturation.  I find that I have the filter on my […]

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Sunrise

  The yard was covered with about an inch of snow this morning, and we’ve had snow showers off and on throughout the day.  With winter showing no signs of releasing its grip on central […]

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Happy Birthday Ansel Adams

  Were he still alive, Ansel would have been 111 years young today.  Ansel is America’s, and probably one of the worlds most well known landscape photographer. Without a doubt just about any landscape photographer […]

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Clingmans Dome Sunset

  At an elevation of 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome is the highest point in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the third highest mountain east of the Mississippi River.  Mt. Mitchell (6,684 feet) and Mt. […]

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Less is More

In addition to capturing the grand wide vistas we all love, the intimate details in a scene can provide some exciting photographic possibilities.  Streams and waterfalls are perfect subjects for this. Spruce Flat Falls in […]

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Hayden Falls Frozen

  The amount of water flowing over the Hayden Falls varies greatly throughout the year, it can be a roaring torrent in the spring or after a hard rain, completely dried up in midsummer, or […]

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Some Place WARM!

It’s been a very cold week in central Ohio with temperatures in the teens during the day and single digits at night so I couldn’t help thinking about being some place warm like a nice beach!  As […]

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Spruce Flat Falls

Spruce Flat Falls is a beautiful waterfall tucked away in the quiet Tremont area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Although it’s certainly not an unknown waterfall, Spruce Flat Falls is not one of the […]