Blog: Words and images

Chipmunk on trunk

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

This is a photo of a chipmunk, but I have an uncooperative deer to thank for the photo.

I was hiking through the forest in Sharon Woods Metro Park north of Columbus, Ohio, on an early May morning when I saw a deer feeding behind some underbrush in the distance. The lighting was nice so I knew I’d have a quality photo if the deer would lift its head above the underbrush.

Carved steps

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

When I get the urge to do landscape photography, one of my favorite places for a photo hike is the Hocking Hills in southeastern Ohio. The region is filled with wooded parks and trails, rocky streams, hills, ravines and cliffs, providing countless opportunities for interesting photographs.

I found these carved steps on the Old Man’s Cave Trail in Hocking Hills State Park near Logan, Ohio. …

Sunrise, sunset

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Anyone who has ever held a camera — anything from a Brownie or Instamatic or Polaroid all the way through the high end film or digital single lens reflex cameras — has likely taken a picture of a sunrise or sunset, the subject of my featured gallery for December.

Check your iPhone or Android phone — that camera/computer/communications device that’s always with you. I bet you have at least one attempted sunrise or sunset photo stored there.