Last week I visited Brandywine Falls for the first time. This was
almost my first time trying to photograph waterfalls. I was there
for about an hour and came away with a few images I really liked.
I used my 24-105 lens for all of the shooting. I also brought my
Neutral Density filters, but it turned out I didn't need them. The
early morning found the sun behind the clouds, so my exposures
were manageable. I was using anywhere between 1 to 8 seconds
for my shutter speeds.
This week it'll probably seem like I'll be in my SUV more than
On Friday (8/1) I'll be traveling across the county to the Carisle
Reservation Nature Center to take my framed images down. This
drive takes me about an hour to get there.
After that, I have to drive all the way back to Euclid and hang those
same images back up at the Euclid Public Library, which is where
they'll stay for the whole month of August.
The Euclid showing is a little extra special this time cause its the
first time I've back since the library gave me my first opportunity
to show my work back in 2007. So its kind of like a homecoming
Returning to Euclid also made me realize how far I've come as a
bird photographer. What I had hung back in 2007 probably would've
ended up in the trash in 2014.
Then Saturday morning I have to get up at the crack of down and
photograph my company friends as they compete in the Pedal to
the Point. I'll be at the side of the road for a couple of hours in Oberlin
and then head to Sandusky to photograph them even more as they
cross the finish line. I might even be there on Sunday at the finish
line. Of course all of this depends on the weather.
I'm also planning my return to the Ashtabula Covered Bridge Festival
after a 3 year absence.
This return will also be big for me. I was always in the Grange Building.
The Grange Building had its own stalls and shelving. So setup was easy.
The building was also crowded, but some times to crowded in a way
that people couldn't admire my work. Normally only about 3 people could
get into my stall at a time, which meant a lot of people passing by.
This year I'm in the Commercial Building and will have my own 10x10
space. Right now I'm planning on how to best set up for that with a
combination of tables and art panels.
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