Sunset and Beyond

As a member of the Cleveland Photographic Society I’ve been privileged to gain access, with other members, to many places that the general public does not have access to.  Cleveland’s Terminal Tower outdoor observation deck is one of those places.  The views from up there are spectacular!

While shooting the sunset from the outdoor deck I noticed the ore carrier Cuyahoga slowly making its way through a branch of the winding Cuyahoga River.

An ore carrier winds its way toward the mouth of the Cuyahoga River at sunset.

The scene itself was nice enough with the blazing sunset and the Avon Lake CEI plant on the horizon, but I decided to keep track of the ore carrier as it made its way outbound into Lake Erie.  Approximately a half hour later the ore carrier had made its way to the lake, the sun had set and the ship was leaving a wake behind it in the twilight.

The ore carrier Cuyahoga leaves the Port of Cleveland at twilight.

I was able to capture the ship just as the independently blinking red and green breakwall lights both lit simultaneously!

It’s that time of day when most people stop shooting but I find it a beautiful time to capture some wonderful shots.  To get them from the top of the Terminal Tower was a bonus!


About Kolman Rosenberg

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.
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