Sunday, November 2, 2008

Lake Powell Crosley - Autumn Colors

I went back to Rowe Woods today to get a few leaf pictures. I saw the portrait photographer lady there again with some clients. It is a great place to take some relaxed natural looking portraits. The clouds were thick and there seemed to be some sort of light smoke in the air. Like maybe first west of us, I have to check the news. This is where I often take pictures of leaves, off this small dock area.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Favorite Times

Went to Powell Crosley Lake today in Rowe Woods, it is my favorite time of the year to visit and walk through the woodlands. I started taking pictures of floating leaves there in 2006. I went to take pictures of wood ducks and ended up taking pictures of surface tension of falling leaves on the lake water. It has become a yearly tradition. The lake had a lot of moss on it this evening, we have been in a drought so the lake is low. Plan on talking a couple walks tomorrow, this time with both cameras and a tripod.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


This is a version of a picture I put in a gallery Hocking Hills Spring 2006 which is a group of pictures taken that year. Mark Zurek, Jim Hartley Smith, b. schlake and myself all met early one morning for a photo shoot. Mark and I got there early and lost but soon found old man's cave and walked around it for about a hour. You can learn a lot about a man by looking him in the eye when talking with them. Was a great trip, this capture was later in the morning just walking along one of the many trails in Hocking Hills Ohio.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Last Season Concert

The Band had it's last performance last night in the gym. This is Ty's last year in the band since he will be graduating and heading off the college next year. Max started in the Clermont Northeastern Marching band, The Rockets this season. This picture was during the game as we waited for the halftime show. Ivan on trumpet.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

1892 - 2008

They tore the old church down on River Road, Cincinnati, Ohio. It had no longer been used for about 20 years. A once vibrant place to worship, get married, baptisms, and family functions that use to go on in this once grand old church. Was sad to see it go, I think they saved the bells and of course the stained glass. Time marches on.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Spotted on Anderson Ferry

Early one morning this past week or so, early morning fog. We waited while a few cars loaded and the barge to pass by in the dense early fog. Marvin was talking to the Pilot and he noticed I was taking a picture, Marvin stops in where I work and is a nice fellow. So is the pilot, he is kind of new, always fun to ride the ferry, except in the rain.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Strickland Asks Court To Restore Ohio Grocery Tax

Our benevolent Governor now wants us to pay tax on the food we buy at the grocery store. He is not happy enough with the fact we are one of the highest taxed states in the Union. Now he feels the need to raise our taxes further. People can not afford to go out to eat, where we are taxed, now he wants to do it to us at our own dinner table. He and the others just do not get it, when you raise taxes it gives you only a short income infusion till people start to move to other places where it is job friendly and cheaper to live.

He is showing he is no better than the last slug we had as Governor. He and the rest who got voted in do to the incompetence of the State of Ohio government are showing change is not always a good thing. Our Secretary of State does not seem to care about 200,000 registered voters who's names do not match SS numbers or drivers license information, hell just let anyone vote. Vote twice, three times might as well who cares. We would not want to be sure who you are and keep the state from having a honest election. We would not want to disfranchise anyone, we even let the dead folks vote.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Stairway to Heaven v2

I got up and off to work early to see if I could get a better shot of the full moon and the grain silos on the Ohio River. The area right below where b. schlake and myself work.

I was fighting early morning twilight with a low lying fog that was slowly lifting. The moon was soon swallowed by the fog. Shot was taken hand held with 18-200vr lens. I wish I had taken my tripod since it was darker light than it was last year. But I got lucky and got a guy walking up the stairs. Got a few pictures of him before he walked on.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Time of Year

It is getting to be that time of year for laying on the dock and waiting for the leaves to fall onto Powell Crosley Lake, and I can get my leaf fix. I have enjoyed doing it the last few years, fun and relaxing. I often get odd looks from some people but then I am use to that, worth it for the sake of art.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

CNE Home Coming 2008

Max went to his first Home Coming dance at Clermont Northeastern High School last night. He seemed to have a good time and his mother was happy to see him go to a dance.
Ty drove him to the dance after Sam and Max all had dinner at Chipotle. After the dance he came home and enjoyed the evening with his friends and brother. He and Ty seem to be growing up so quickly, makes me reflect more everyday.