I’m trying to find the limits of my equipment at night without a tripod. I love night photography, hate to carry tripods. It can be done without a tripod, but you have to just instinctively know the settings and how to maximize the light available.
I didn’t get this one sharp enough, but it’s worthy of posting for the project.
It was freezing today. The bitter cold stopped me from venturing to far for a photo, so this is what we get for today. It’s cranes up in the back alleys of Newark, Ohio.
These cranes irritate me and they shouldn’t. They should be a sign that downtown business are investing and that they’re optimistic of the future. I researched the projects and that’s not the whole story. I’m afraid to even write what the real story is for fear of being sued.
It’s a powerful and secretive club putting all of this together. I’ll leave it at that. If you’re interested, do the research yourself. It takes some digging to see how the money works for these projects.
Instead of writing about it and doing all of the work to talk about it, I’m going to take a back seat and watch it unfold. I’m getting older. It will be interesting to watch the younger generation cope with the outcomes of this. Will they learn a lesson about government’s role, businesses role, the press’s role, and a citizen’s duty?
Today was a windy and cold day which really isn’t all that bad if you’re going on a short hike at Dawes Arboretum. The place is usually crowded, but in the winter, it gets far fewer visitors. All that you hear on a winter day is the wind and the hawk’s screeching.
Dawes is an interesting place that is maintained by a trust from the Dawes Family. It’s a mix of nature and man’s interference. There are both areas of native plants in their natural setting and plants that are completely out of place, like a cypress swamp in Ohio.
A friend told me a weight loss tip a while back, “At least once a week go somewhere for a long hike.”. It’s been paying off and more than in weight loss. It improves your mental well-being to get out in the fresh air. You see things that may not be important, but that are interesting. It’s a great relief from the usual. It wasn’t like he was telling me something I didn’t know, but the advice made me think to actually plan and do it.
I’m trying to get better at photography and in doing that, I’ve found myself on lunch breaks out taking photos while I get a walk in. I don’t want to start finding excuses for not doing it or like other things we find excuses for, you slowly lose interest.
Newark, Ohio is more interesting when you really start taking a close look at it everyday. I didn’t say it looks better, just different.
Today I tried, but at -2 a person’s mind starts concentrating on one thing and that’s the temperature. By the time I finally found something to take a photo of, I was froze to the bone.
There is another cold day coming tomorrow. I look forward to the challenge.
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