Blog: Words and images

Colorful video

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It’s Sunday, so it’s time for another photo of the week and the story behind the image.

It feels rather odd to be posting a photo of someone else capturing images of autumn leaves as my photo of the week, but I like the photo and the story that goes with it.

I was hiking through Sharon Woods Metro Park north of Columbus, Ohio, on a nice October morning in 2009, hoping to get some photos of birds migrating south for the winter. I wasn’t seeing much — just some sparrows, late-season goldfinches and a few other birds that are common in this area. 

Landscapes

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I’m not a very good landscape photographer. I admit it. I accept it. And I’m trying to improve.

I’ve often said that I don’t “see” landscapes, the subject of my featured gallery for November, like other photographers do. Where they see lines and angles and colors and symmetry, I see a bunch of trees or a field or a stream. It’s odd that when I’m in a large city I see the lines and angles and color and symmetry in the architecture. I think that’s because I’m actively looking for those elements when I’m walking a city with my camera. …