Category Archive: Photos

Jan 04

Icy Waterfalls with the Sony a7 II

I had a chance this past Friday to head down to Hocking Hills State Park here in Ohio, and was pleasantly surprised to see that the waterfalls were in full bloom.  I didn’t expect there to be much water flowing, as we haven’t had much rain or snow in the past few weeks, but was …

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Dec 30

My Favorite Photos of 2014

Every year I like to go back and look at the photos I’ve taken and see how my photography has changed.  After a mediocre 2012, I was very pleased with the work I produced in 2013. 2014 continued that trend, and I made some of my all-time favorite images.  Here’s hoping for an even better …

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Oct 21

Fall Reflections

I stopped by one of my new favorite locations, Fallsville Falls, in order to try to capture the beautiful waterfall surrounded by fall colors.  Unfortunately, despite somewhat steady rain off and on the past few weeks, the waterfall was essentially dry.  Only a trickle of water dripped off the edge of the highest ledge, though …

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Oct 08

Planning the Eclipse Shoot

One of the keys of successful outdoor photography is planning.  While many great shots have been made simply by ending up in a good spot by chance, and then having a great composition catch your eye, for many types of shoots, especially with landscapes, prior planning can make the difference between coming back with a …

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Sep 18

Capturing the Postcard Photo

With Cologne’s great cathedral stretching high into the sky, any shot that represents the city typically features this well-known (and quite beautiful) landmark.  There is, however, one spot where the ‘quintessential’ photo of Cologne is typically made: across the river to the left of the bridge at sunset. There have been tens of thousands of …

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Sep 16

Alone in the Great Cathedral

Praying in the Cathedral, Cologne, Germany - Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 @ f/1.4

Just a quick post with one of my favorite personal pictures from yesterday here in Cologne.  On the way back to my hotel, I popped my head in the giant Cologne Cathedral, which I have visited several times in my life, but I’d never been inside at night.  I managed to snag this capture.  I …

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Jul 13

Early Morning Skyline

Traffic in the City - Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 OIS @

Last Thursday, I had an early meeting, and decided to wake up a bit earlier and take some shots of the Columbus skyline in the pre-dawn morning.  I’d been meaning for some time to try some shots from this vantage point, which is up near a bridge over the highway, to get some trails of the …

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Jun 16

Fallsville Falls

Fallsville Falls - Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 @ 30mm, f/16, 40s

Last week, I came upon a waterfall that is remotely located in southwest Ohio. The falls are somewhat pointedly named “Fallsville Falls,” after the now non-existent town of Fallsville, that I’m sure was originally named after the waterfall, so there’s some circular naming going on.  It’s really in the middle of nowhere, and no signs …

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