Beachcombing at Mentor Headlands State Park

Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Lighthouse and Beachcombers

Last Friday I decided to get some work done early and head out to Mentor Headlands State Park to do a little beachcombing with a couple of camera and lens combinations. With me, trudging through the sand were my Nikon D700 with the Nikkor 70-200 mm 2.8 lens and my older Nikon D200 with the Nikkor 300 mm 2.8 lens on a monopod. Lots of weight to carry through the thick sand on what turned out to be an approximate 2 mile hike!

It was still quite cool out, especially on the shore of Lake Erie whose water temperature is still in the 40s. That didn’t stop the other beachcombers from wandering along the water’s edge looking for interesting looking rocks and beach glass.

Gathering Beach Glass

While walking along the edge of one of the sand dunes, I even came across the super hero, The Flash! I thought I was having trouble walking thru the soft sand! The Flash was up to his ankle in the stuff!

The Flash trudges through the sand at Mentor Headlands

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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2 Responses to Beachcombing at Mentor Headlands State Park

  1. Barb Cerrito says:

    Love this Kolman. What a treasure we have right in our backyard. Don’t let those guys on the Big Bang Theory know that the Flash is out there and out of the box. lol


    • LOL Barb!
      I lived most of my early life on the coast and always felt the need to be near large bodies of water! While not salty, Lake Erie draws me to it with it’s beaches, just as the ocean does! It’s our North Coast!
      Thanks for the comment Barb!


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