Geocaching takes us to some extraordinary places like this one Sue is enjoying near a geocache called Jonathan's Gully at an abandoned quarry on the north end of Kelly's Island. Of the two major US touristy islands in Lake Erie, Kelley's is by far the most tranquil. We spent a very enjoyable day there after Labor Day with the crowds gone until next season.
If you are noticing extremely vibrant colors in this photo--your eyes are okay. Feeling a little whimsical while processing pictures in Photoshop sometimes has this effect on me. This snappy color is largely the result of pushing saturation far above normal. I spent a day before our Kelley's Island outing bicycling and geocaching the trail between Norwalk and Monroeville. For this photo I am standing on an overlook created by the local Kiwanis group.
Sue Corbin, a square dancing friend of ours from Marion, OH, was inquiring about cell phone cameras at a recent wedding we had attended. Later I was moved to try this hand-held available light photo with my Galaxy S3 phone. It's hardly photo contest quality but is a fairly remarkable sample of the camera's capability under far less than normal shooting conditions.
Finally, Sue's grand daughter Mackenna Curtis-Collins glides around a hair-pin turn on the Ashland cross-country course while an exuberant grandma (behind her left shoulder) cheers her on. Mackenna placed second in this recent race behind a teammate, already has helped hoist herself and her team into state rankings--all this and she is early in her sophomore year of high school.
There! Geocaching, hiking, biking, square dancing, cross country race spectating, a little fussing with photography and the wedding of William and Amy Tenover all wrapped into our schedule of late summer activities. Mercy!