Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

From the Archives of 2007—6

August 10, 2021

The post called From the Archives of 2007—5 featured photographs taken in Ohio. This post brings you more Ohio photos and is the last in the series of photos from the 2007 archives.

1 Taking a walk while my car was being serviced, I found the West Creek Reservation.

2 A walk near Columbus took me past this tire swing.

3 The filename of this photograph says I took it in Columbus the day before I photographed the tire swing.

4 This turtle is a resident of Darby Creek, but whether this is Big Darby Creek or Little Darby Creek I don’t remember. They’re both outside Columbus.

5 Sometimes a Leptothrix discophora film doesn’t quite dry out after being lowered down by receding water. This leaf was along the Vermilion River on the Mill Hollow side of the Vermilion River Reservation.

6 At Mill Hollow I took 10 or 15 photos of leaves floating by in a shallow part of the river.

7 During the ferry-boat ride to Port Clinton from South Bass Island the setting sun lit the waves.

8 Same ferry-boat ride; different lighting on Lake Erie

20 responses

  1. All pics great, especially 3 and 5 🙂

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    August 15, 2021 at 5:39 AM

    • Thank you, Gerhard. My photographs of insects leave much room for improvement, so you—an excellent photographer of insects—honor me by your choice of #3. I have an easier time with photographs of Leptothrix discophora films, which have been an obsession of mine since the 1990s.

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      August 15, 2021 at 2:39 PM

  2. Good pics, especially 2, 5 and 6. 🙂

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    August 15, 2021 at 5:41 AM

    • Thanks, Adrian. The second photo is a little different for me, though it fits with some other photographs I’ve taken that conjure a nostalgic mood for me. I shot a lot of unusable photos of leaves floating down the river; glad this one gets to you.

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      August 15, 2021 at 2:42 PM

  3. What a pretty photograph to lead with. Might you be longing for fall already? The leaf in #5 looks like it’s been silver-plated. #6 justifies taking as many pictures as you did of leaves floating past. It’s easy for a photographer to get enchanted by ripples, as in that picture and the two that follow.

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    August 15, 2021 at 7:31 AM

    • I don’t think I’m longing for fall, but I am glad that our heat wave has abated, at least for a while. Ninety degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) is too hot—even though I know some parts of the world have been even hotter lately. Ripples catch light in such an interesting way; it’s easy to be enchanted by them.


      August 15, 2021 at 7:51 PM

  4. Joe

    Sometimes the archives reveal more of ourselves than current work. I’ll dive in occasionally and find things that I wouldn’t have considered before.

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    August 15, 2021 at 9:03 AM

    • Yes, and because Photoshop and Lightroom can do more now than they could only a few years ago, some photos can be realized in ways they couldn’t before. Thanks for writing, Joe.


      August 15, 2021 at 9:04 PM

  5. A very nice group.

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    August 15, 2021 at 9:58 AM

    • Thank you, Lynda. It’s fun to look back at your old photos, isn’t it.


      August 15, 2021 at 9:21 PM

  6. #6 is wonderful, Linda. Time well spent and vision well captured.


    August 16, 2021 at 5:10 AM

    • Thank you, Steve. I wonder if there is a shutter speed that would hold the ripples and allow nice motion blur on the leaf. Probably not. What do you say?


      August 16, 2021 at 12:24 PM

      • The best I could suggest would be exposure experimentation or double exposure, two blended in Photoshop.

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        August 17, 2021 at 4:20 AM

        • Thanks, Steve. I will experiment more, and blending two exposures in Photoshop sounds like fun.

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          August 17, 2021 at 9:36 PM

  7. A lovely tribute to your local places…the shadows and light in the first photo have a peaceful, classically autumnal vibe. The tire swing, insects and turtle all speak to a gentle appreciation of the world around us. That metallic sheen from the Leptothrix is riveting. It looks to me like it should be in a museum, in one of those display vitrines that would hold precious jewelry and ancient artifacts. The floating leaf is perfection – you should print that one. Your question to Steve about shutter speeds makes me think you should video the next leaf you find floating in a creek like that. The progression from that floating leaf to the sunset-flecked water to the smooth final image is very nice. You do such beautiful long, narrow rectangular compositions. Seeing those three water photos together is a calming treat, it really is. Thank you!

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    August 16, 2021 at 2:13 PM

    • Thank you, Lynn, for such a nice collection of comments. Several years ago quite a few copies of the floating leaf were printed as the cover photo on a book called Living in the Vermilion River Watershed. See A good photographer’s eye will notice that I turned the leaf around so that the photo could be used as a vertical image. The editors—both professors at Oberlin College—received funding to produce the book, which they distributed free to residents of the watershed. Glad the long narrow format works for you. It seems to come about à la Michaelangelo: just crop out everything that isn’t part of the composition. I need to figure out how to take videos with this new camera; your idea is inspiring.

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      August 16, 2021 at 8:36 PM

      • Linda, what an excellent book! Why hadn’t you told me about it before? Just too modest! 😉 Your chapter is perfectly done – I like the way certain aspects of the film, like the difference between it and an oil slick, are pulled out and presented so a less-thorough reader will see them. Your presentation of the material is admirably clear. And the cover is beautiful. 🙂

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        August 25, 2021 at 12:13 PM

        • Um, I don’t know, Lynn, but I think it has more to do with not thinking about it than modesty. There’s much of interest in the book besides my chapter. Glad you enjoyed it!

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          August 25, 2021 at 3:22 PM

  8. Glorious photographs. I love them.


    August 17, 2021 at 4:15 AM

    • Thank you, Jessica. If I went out with the camera more frequently, as you do, I might not have to rely on archival images. But it is fun to see the old ones and maybe improve the processing on them—and to find photos taken during the same shoot that were overlooked.

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      August 17, 2021 at 9:39 PM

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