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Speeding Amish Buggy

Amish horse and buggy speeding by.
An Amish Buggy Speeding By

It was strange that I wasn’t even thinking about seeing Amish before I took this photo. I was riding the backroads on my motorcycle thinking about the good and bad of modern culture. I was thinking about how much better real life is than the virtual realities that we are presented with today.

I had stopped to photograph a covered bridge on Frampton Road off of State Route 586 near Martinsburg, Ohio. The light for that was horrible. As I was giving up and loading my camera into the motorcycle, I heard the hooves coming and turned just in time to catch this shot.

Chasing Sunsets Leads To A Moonrise

It’s a frequent event for my wife and I to head on out on our motorcycles in the evening. This frequently leads to seeing a sunset. Sunsets are nice, but photographically speaking, they’re boring without a subject. The night I took this photo, my subject, a farm, happened to be where the moon was rising instead.

Moonrise over an Ohio farm.
Moon rising over a Licking County, Ohio Farm

The trick with a moon in a composition is to get into a position with a zoom lens where a good amount of zoom is required. This enlarges the moon in the photo. I’m actually quite a distance from this farm.

I hope I captured the quiet tranquility of the scene as it was. I used a Canon 55-250mm STM lens that has proven to be a great lens to carry on the motorcycle. It’s a little large, but small enough to mount on a Canon T5i Rebel and have great zoom capabilities in a camera small enough for motorcycle.

 

Spring Calves Grazing

Calves grazing in the Spring
Calves grazing in the Spring.

It was getting read to rain on a late Spring evening. I came across these calves grazing as I was riding down an old gravel road. This was in the northwest part of Licking County, Ohio.

They get so curious. I suppose any approaching human at all means a high possibility of food to them, so it doesn’t take much to spark interest.

Early Morning Fog

Fog lifts from a Licking County, Ohio road in the morning.
Rural Licking County, Ohio road with fog lifting in the morning.

Early morning is not a usual time for me to take the camera out, but I’m going to try to do it more often. The warm light from the sunrise and frequent fog makes for interesting photos.

This one is from Peat Moss Road, not far from St. Louisville, Ohio.

Spring On An Ohio Farm

Ohio farm on a rainy Spring evening
Spring evening with rain on Ohio farm.

One of my favorite pastimes is riding in the car or on the bike on the backroads of Ohio. I’m always on the lookout for different rural scenes.

This one is a farm just south of Utica, Ohio after an evening rainstorm. That field will be loaded with corn in a few months. There are some dairy and hog operations in this section of the county.