I sort of abandoned my blog for a bit. It was unintentional. I've just been busy and distracted. I have a dozen or so posts full of photos, all I have to do is finish typing them up. Client work always comes first though and when you spend hours and hours in front of the computer every day it's difficult to spend any additional time staring at a computer screen. I guess what it comes down to is that I would much rather be out taking photos than sitting inside writing about photos. That being said, I'm going to try to devote a little bit of time this week to getting some blog posts finished.
Lately I have been trying to get out to shoot as much as possible. It's tough when I have so much work to do but that work can also be a driving force to get away from my desk and get outside. A couple weeks ago Kaylah and I met up with Jason, Jake, and Anji at the Fifth Street Arcade to hear a lecture on Cleveland history and eat really good food. The lecture was fascinating, and afterwards we headed out to poke around some lesser known areas.
The line between functioning and abandoned.
I have no idea how old this sign is but I'm guessing it's pretty old, and also no longer true.
Trying to kill some time, me, Kaylah, and Jason stopped by this old favorite. Unfortunately it burned down only a couple days later.
While spending some time in Cuyahoga Falls working on an ongoing project for the city, I couldn't help snagging this self-portrait in front of the old Ohio Edison Dam.
Brandon and I spent a night trying, and failing, to get some new spots.
The night took a dramatic turn shortly before taking this photo when we heard ten gun shots from just down the street.
Chaos ensued and police and EMS were immediately all over the place. One person died, two others were injured. Later that night several houses were shot up on the east side, resulting in yet another death. It's sad and disgusting when someone can value human life so little that they can fire shots into a crowd without feeling any remorse.
Brandon got a new camera and a couple new lenses so obviously we needed to get out and put it to the test.
The interior of the wheelhouse.
Too many stairs.