A Three Hour Tour, A Three Hour Tour

Recently I had the opportunity with fellow Cleveland Photographic Society members to take a three hour tour on the charter boat “Holiday“.  Fortunately, unlike Gilligan, we did not get stranded on a desert isle!  What we did get though was a tremendous chance to get some beautiful photos of the downtown Cleveland skyline, lighthouse, sunset, and bridges!

Cleveland skyline

It was a beautiful evening, though a bit hot.  The partly overcast sky made for a nice background to the skyline as it darkened.  Later in the cruise the moon rose and highlighted a construction crane on top of the new building being built just west of downtown.

Construction crane lit by the moon

The Navy was in town with several ships docked at the Port of Cleveland.  One lesson I learned years ago is to look for my photos in the opposite direction that everyone else is concentrating on.  While most of the group was on the starboard side of the Holiday, photographing the Naval vessels, I was on the port side, looking back toward the setting sun and captured this shot of a sailboat, backlit by the warm colorful sky and sun!

Sailboat at sunset

After 3 hours we returned up the Cuyahoga River and I got some nice shots of many of Cleveland’s bridges!  I’ll post some of those photos in my next posting.  For now, I hope you enjoy these shots from my three hour tour!

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 A Three Hour Tour, A Three Hour Tour

  1. Barb Cerrito says:

    Spectacular shots Kolman! And what a wonderful time it was!


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