Saturday, November 25, 2017

Black Friday

Our family took our Black Friday trip to Cleveland again this year - but instead of spending money at corporate chains - we do it at local breweries. We started the day with a walk along the Towpath Trail through the Flats. This section of the trail offers amazing views of Downtown Cleveland and the Cuyahoga River. It will be excellent when this section is able to be officially connected.  

Monday, November 20, 2017

Woodyard Wedding

As I mentioned in the last post - my friends, Woody & Amanda, got married in the Smoky Mountains. There was an official wedding photographer and our friend Ben was shooting the reception - so I took some behind the scenes, hanging out, video and drone photos. It was an awesome cabin and an awesome weekend.
Here are a few of my favorite photos.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Side Trip

The Smokys
My friends, Woody and Amanda, invited me their wedding in the Smoky Mountains last weekend. They had a big cabin rented for friends and family and since I had no shoots over the weekend I decided I could pull it off. On Thursday morning I photographed the Leiberth Award Breakfast, came home and edited the photos, packed up my things and decided to skip town early. I rented an Air BnB in Lexington on Thursday night, explored Knoxville on Friday, and hiked in the Smokys on Saturday afternoon before joining the crew at the cabin on Saturday evening. These are some of the photos from my side trips on the way down.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Fall in the Gorge

Look On Down from the Bridge
I had been hoping to fly my DJI Mavic Pro over The Gorge while the leaves were at peak color - and late yesterday afternoon I had my chance. It was pretty windy and my drone kept sending me warning but I didn't have any trouble. I really like that the Mavic lets me shoot in RAW mode - it makes editing the photos and bringing out the best possible. One thing I love about DJI is they seem to allow the hardware to work to its full potential with firmware updates coming through fairly often(unlike Canon who use software to cripple their cameras to keep the camera lines delineated).
Anyways, Fall in Northeast Ohio never ceases to amaze me. It is so beautiful and it was fun to explore from a new angle.  

Monday, November 6, 2017

Full Weekend

Bent Ladder
Erin and I didn't have a bunch of plans heading into the weekend but we ended up really getting around and doing a lot. On Friday I went out for a bike ride and met Erin at the Civic Theater for Pechakucha Akron. Saturday morning I rode with Ben and Andy to Erin's Winter Farmers Market at Old Trail School and from there we rode to check out the new Brew Kettle in Hudson(Erin met us after work.) In the evening Erin and I drove out to Rittman Orchard's Bent Ladder Cider tasting room and stopped on the way home at Wadsworth Brewing. After a lazy Sunday morning we drove to Cleveland for a snack at Croquette Patisserie, camera bag shopping at Dodd Photo, and then checked out the Jazz Age exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Lastly, we had dinner at my parents house on the way home. All in all a pretty awesome weekend!