Took a bike ride into the Cleveland Metroparks this morning. What I enjoy about cycling is its meditative aspects… It’s a very relaxing way to start the day. And in Northeast Ohio, the Cleveland Metroparks offer fantastic paths, scenery, etc.
Riding uphill back into Lakewood kinda beat up my legs, but my head was all the clearer for it.
Photo of the day: I’m really liking the atmosphere in this photo by Ryan James MacFarland. It’s kinda brooding, with enticing juxtaposition between the verdant tree limbs and the dark wooded area sprouting from the right side of the shot.
Photo of the day: I figure I’ll alternate the “photo of the day” concept between reblogged photography from others around Tumblr and works dug out from my own archives. In my time as a beat reporter for a chain of community newspapers, I’ve taken thousands of photos. Each one tells a story and each one holds a unique memory, for better or worse. This shot is from a dance showcase held in Broadview Heights, Ohio, in May 2011.
Colorado Springs Fire Chief Rich Brown described the blaze as “a fire of epic proportions,” as tens of thousands of Colorado residents and tourists have been evacuated ahead of the growing, potentially disastrous Waldo Canyon fire. This fire joins several others across the state, including the High Park fire, which has consumed nearly 90,000 acres since June 9. While no reports of deaths or injuries have surfaced, hundreds of homes have been destroyed, with many more threatened. Fire crews are doing their best to contain the fires and save what homes they can, as authorities urged residents to flee affected areas.
Photo of the day: I’m a big fan of The New York Times’ Lively Morgue Tumblr. And while there’s nothing particularly awe-inspiring about this photo, I think it’s worth mentioning that candid shots like this one often work very well in a journalistic context. Don’t misunderstand: They’re difficult photos to get for camera rookies (like myself). I always enjoy the sense of simple action in shots like this.