Posts Tagged ‘Ohio’

I was driving through one of the coolest neighborhoods in Columbus the other morning. It’s called Short North. It’s full of art galleries, bars/restaurants, stores and some of the more eclectic folks seen around town, especially in the evenings. But I was driving through around 9:00AM when the streets are remarkably calmer. There’s such a nice quiet that takes over the area in the mornings. You’ll mostly see shop owners sweeping off their steps, some of the more active people running down the sidewalks and friends sitting at a cafe table catching up on their week. This day, the sun was out, the trees were at the start of their spring bloom and peace took over the air. I do love the Short North.

These arches are the architectural signature of the Short North.

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Sitting on the dock of the lake

Sitting on the dock of the, uh...lake.

This photo was taken at about 6:00 in the morning on Indian Lake. I got up to let my dog out to go to the bathroom. Our friend’s lake house has a wall with huge windows that look out over the lake. As I was going back up stairs, I glanced out the windows at the view. I got all the way upstairs and climbed back in bed. I was laying there thinking of how pretty it looked before the folks on the island got out to play. It was calm and peaceful. As comfortable as I was in bed, I decided to get up, dig out my camera and go take a few shots before I missed the opportunity. I’m glad I did now. It was well worth it.

For part of Memorial Day weekend, Patrick and I went up to Indian Lake to hang out with some friends who have a place on the lake. It’s such a cool area that doesn’t even feel like you are in Ohio. It’s hard to explain how that is exactly. Just seems to be a true getaway where people relax and simply enjoy. We were out on the pontoon boat and pulled up to this little lakeside restaurant. Actually, I don’t think it was so much of a restaurant as it was a little better than a shack with a few tables outside. Apparently they have the best ribs but unfortunately, we weren’t staying up there that long to find out. I just thought it was funny that the place was located at the crossroads of Chicken Avenue and Bar-B-Que Drive and that sign led you directly back out into the lake.

on the corner of Chicken Ave & Bar-B-Q Dr

on the corner of Chicken Ave & Bar-B-Q Dr

Ohio Bicentennial Barn postcard

Ohio Bicentennial Barn postcard

I took this photo of one of the Ohio Bicentennial Barns in 2007. I then brought it into Photoshop, put a lomography effect on it and then added a texture over the whole thing. I believe the texture was just parchment paper or something. Nothing specific. Just enough to make it look aged.

If anyone is interested in how to do the lomography effect, let me know. I’ll write it out for you. It’s super easy.