Last week Linda Grashoff of Romancing Reality, our spouses, and I met at the Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve for another morning of photography together. Sheldon Marsh preserve is 472 acres of woodland, marsh, and barrier beach along the shore of Lake Erie. The day we went was sunny with pleasantly moderated temperatures and humidity. We all had another enjoyable morning of exploring, photography, and conversation.
I have included a selection of my photographs below. Linda has posted her’s in Part 1 and Part 2.
Somewhere along the path at this point I began to hear the sound of waves breaking on the barrier beach at the north end of the marsh. I found Linda and told her the lake was calling me there. I went ahead, regrettably in retrospect, bypassing most of the marsh.
7 thoughts on “Morning Walk at Sheldon Marsh”
Nice set, Mic. A day in nature is always a good day!
Thanks, Eliza. I agree, made even better with friends who share a curiosity about it.
These are beautiful, Mic. If my photographs were an illustration of the ones that got away, yours are an illustration of how to not let them get away. Your third photo, especially, shows what’s really interesting about that log and does so with a composition that truly works. It’s funny: I never saw the water on the beach, as you did so expertly in your number 8. How could I never see the water on the beach? Guess I was looking at other things. Glad you were there to fill me in. Glad you are here to show me the ropes.
Thanks, Linda. What I have appreciated from our photo-walks is that we see subjects in our own way if we even both see them, compose and process them to our own mind’s eye, and finally choose which images to post. They are our own. That’s the beauty of photography and I have enjoyed seeing that play out in our posts both times.
These photographs exemplify why you prefer to work in black and white – they carry your vision forward. I’m not sorry you went to the lake and I’d like to see more of the “hunderd photographs of the interplay of light and shadow…” I really like the two you have here. I know those subtle wave lines and I’ve photographed them quite a few times, not usually successfully. I also love the shadows on the beach – but in the woods, the path is lovely, the fallen leaves are evocative, and the sun-dappled leaves are beautiful. Very satisfying.
Thanks, Lynn. Ah, yes…the hundred photographs. Let me just say that I went to the Lake with lots of enthusiasm and no experience. So maybe a couple more will wash up on the Sketchbook.