Peninsula Photowalk

Screen Shot 2013-04-15 at 6.46.45 PMOver the weekend the Northeast Ohio Photographers Google Plus Community held the first Photowalk.  We went to to Peninsula (Ohio).  I organized the event and it turned out great.  We had approx. 15 people show up and we all had a great time.

Peninsula is located in the heart of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and offers many recreational activities including hiking, biking, walking, running, etc.  My favorite activity is taking photos!

We started the walk at the Trail Mix Store and then proceeded north along the Railroad Tracks.  After that most of us wandered around the downtown area and took photos.  We all met back at the Train Station for the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and took photos of the train as it made it’s scheduled stop.

If you are photographer (Amateur, Pro, does not matter) you can join us online and share.  You do not need to have a DSLR, we had some people at the Photowalk using their iPhones and Point & Shoot Cameras.  Just remember, it is not the camera, it is the Photographer that gets the great shots!

Below you can see a collection of photos I took at the event.  If you would like to see more of what was shot you can visit the Google+ Event Page.

Enjoy!

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk — Downtown Cleveland

Over the weekend I was the Leader of the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk.  At the last minute the leader of the walk could not make it to the event so I was asked to take care of it, so I did.  This was the Downtown Cleveland Walk.  This was my third year doing this, you can see other blog entries about this event at http://tjpowell.net/tag/scott-kelby-worldwide-photowalk/

After we left the Terminal Tower we checked out the Downtown Area and ended up with lunch at the Harry Buffalo.

You can see the rest of my photos below or check out hi-res versions on my Worldwide Photowalk (2012-10-13) Photo Gallery.

Fountain of Eternal Life


Photo is of the Fountain of Eternal Life.  This is located in Downtown Cleveland (Ohio) at the location on the map below.

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The photo was taken on Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk in 2010.  I have participated in this 2 times and you can see other photos on the blog at http://tjpowell.net/tag/scott-kelby-worldwide-photowalk/ and in my photo albums at Worldwide Photowalk (2009-07-18) and Worldwide Photowalk (2010-07-24).

From Wikipedia

“The Fountain of Eternal Life, also known as the War Memorial
Fountain and Peace Arising from the Flames of War, is a statue
and fountain in Cleveland, Ohio designed by Cleveland Institute
of Art graduate Marshall Fredericks and dedicated on May 30,
1964. The sculpture, which serves as the city’s major memorial
to its citizens that served in World War II, is situated on
Memorial Plaza, which is part of the Cleveland Mall.

The fountain was initiated and promoted by the Cleveland Press,
which raised $250,000 in donations from private citizens and
various organizations for the project. The centerpiece is a
35-foot (10.7 m) bronze figure representing man escaping from
the flames of war and reaching skyward for eternal peace. The
bronze sphere from which the figure rises represents the earth.
Four granite carvings, representing the geographic civilizations
of the world, are placed around the sphere. On the surface of
the polished granite rim surrounding the fountain are bronze
plates bearing the names of 4,177 Greater Clevelanders who
perished in WWII and in the Korean War. Following a complete
restoration during the construction of an underlying parking
garage in connection with the neighboring Key Tower, the
memorial was rededicated on Veterans Day in 1991″.