Spring Keeps Coming

Spring in the park for a young boy.

As our early spring in Northeast Ohio continues, despite a little cold weather this morning, I’ve gone out a few times recently to capture some photos that convey the joy we find in the end of winter!

This first photo gave me a chuckle because I often mention that whenever you see a young boy in a park, he’ll always be carrying a stick!  This young guy was not only carrying a stick but had mud on his leg as well.  He was hanging around a park pond searching for frogs, turtles, or anything else he could find on this beautiful spring evening!

The James A. Garfield Memorial on a spring morning.

This second photo was taken yesterday at Cleveland’s Lakeview Cemetary.  Not too many cemetaries are known as tourist attractions, but this one, known for it’s historic gravesites of Cleveland’s who’s who, and it’s spring flowers, is a site to be seen in the spring particularly.  Here, the Garfield Memorial is surrounded by the blooming spring foliage.  Shooting up a hill makes the building appear to be leaning backwards, a perspective problem for photographers!

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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5 Responses to Spring Keeps Coming

  1. Jerie Green says:

    I like the mud on the little boy’s leg. You’re right, boys carry sticks!
    That was the fun of camping when my family was young – you never had to find ways to entertain them.


  2. Thanks for the comment Jerie, yes, that’s been a longtime observation of mine. Girls carry some kind of bag, full of stuff, too!


  3. Barb Cerrito says:

    I love the picture of the boy and how true, full of mudd and carrying a stick. The bigger the stick the better. And what a beautiful picture of the Garfield Memorial. And your right what a beautiful cemetary you could spend hours looking around.


  4. beautiful DOF on your first photo! lovely colors!


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