Preface:

Welcome!

 The intent of this blog is to provide stories behind the photos, as I find this more interesting than just posting images. The majority of the posts pertain to competition entries at the Cleveland Photographic Society, and the other portion pertains to photo adventures I've taken over the years. 

 Note: that many of these posts were originally emails that I sent to friends and family who wanted to keep up with my journey.  That being the case, they will have a more relaxed feel, and will undoubtedly be riddled with incorrect punctuation and a slew of misspellings.

 

Hope you enjoy!

Regards,

 Dan

 


Cleveland Photographic Competition rules (for your reference)

Rules


2017/8/18 - People & Pictorial competition

2017-08-18 - Did Not Place - People Competition - "Fist Bump"2017-08-18 - Did Not Place - People Competition - "Fist Bump"     2017-08-18 - Honorable Mention - People Competition - "Emphatic"2017-08-18 - Honorable Mention - People Competition - "Emphatic"     2017-08-18 - Honorable Mention - Pictorial Competition - "Long Journey Ahead"2017-08-18 - Honorable Mention - Pictorial Competition - "Long Journey Ahead"

 


2017/07/14 - Nature photo competition

2017-07-14 - Did Not Place - Nature competition - "Sea Stack Sunset Surge"2017-07-14 - Did Not Place - Nature competition - "Sea Stack Sunset Surge"   2017-07-14 - Honorable Mention - Pictorial competition "The Little Tug boat That Could"2017-07-14 - Honorable Mention - Pictorial competition "The Little Tug boat That Could"   2017-07-14 - Honorable Mention - Pictorial competition - "Yaquina Bay Bridge"2017-07-14 - Honorable Mention - Pictorial competition - "Yaquina Bay Bridge"

 


2017/07/07 - Creative & Pictorial competition (First of 2017-2018 season)

2017-07-07 - Honorable Mention - Creative Competition - "Alien Headdress"2017-07-07 - Honorable Mention - Creative Competition - "Alien Headdress"   2017-03-17 - Did not place - Creative Competition - "Submerged"2017-03-17 - Did not place - Creative Competition - "Submerged"   2017-07-07 - 3rd Place - Pictorial Competition - "Solitary Sunset"2017-07-07 - 3rd Place - Pictorial Competition - "Solitary Sunset"

 


2017 City of Cleveland fireworks

2017 City of Cleveland fireworks2017 City of Cleveland fireworks     2017 City of Cleveland fireworks2017 City of Cleveland fireworks     2017 City of Cleveland fireworks2017 City of Cleveland fireworks     2017 City of Cleveland fireworks2017 City of Cleveland fireworks   

 


2016-2017 Year end photo competition

  2016-09-09 - First Place - B&W Competition - "Slot Canyons"2016-09-09 - First Place - B&W Competition - "Slot Canyons"    2016-11-08 - Did not place - Creative Competition - ​"Midnight Racers"2016-11-08 - Did not place - Creative Competition - ​"Midnight Racers"     2016-09-23 - 1st Place - Nature Competition - "Misty Morning in the Smoky's"2016-09-23 - 1st Place - Nature Competition - "Misty Morning in the Smoky's"    2017-02-03 - Honorable Mention - B&W Competition - "Giant Arch"2017-02-03 - Honorable Mention - B&W Competition - "Giant Arch"  

 


2017/04/14 - Concert photography - Doyle

Doyle - 2017-04-13 - Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, Oh     Doyle - 2017-04-13 - Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, Oh   

 


2017/03/17 - Creative & Pictorial competition

2017-03-17 - Did Not Place - Creative Competition - "Smoky Mountain Star Trails" -2017-03-17 - Did Not Place - Creative Competition - "Smoky Mountain Star Trails" -   2017-03-17 - Did not place - Creative Competition - "Submerged"2017-03-17 - Did not place - Creative Competition - "Submerged"   2017-03-17 - Did not place - Creative Competition - "Breaking Through"2017-03-17 - Did not place - Creative Competition - "Breaking Through"

 


2017/02/04 - B&W and Pictorial competition

 

2017-02-03 - Did Not Place - B&W Competition - "Bass Player"2017-02-03 - Did Not Place - B&W Competition - "Bass Player"     2017-02-03 - Honorable Mention - B&W Competition - "Giant Arch"2017-02-03 - Honorable Mention - B&W Competition - "Giant Arch"     2017-02/03 - Did Not Place - Pictorial Competition - "Botanical Trist"2017-02/03 - Did Not Place - Pictorial Competition - "Botanical Trist"

 


2017/01/27 Nature & Pictorial competition

2017-01-27 - Did Not Place - Nature Competition - "Frozen"2017-01-27 - Did Not Place - Nature Competition - "Frozen"    2017-01-27 - Did Not Place - Nature Competition - "Ice Cave"2017-01-27 - Did Not Place - Nature Competition - "Ice Cave"     2017-01-27 - Did Not Place - Pictorial Competition - "2016 Cleveland Fireworks"2017-01-27 - Did Not Place - Pictorial Competition - "2016 Cleveland Fireworks"

 


2017/01/06 - People & Pictorial competition

2017-01-06 - Did not place - People Competition - "Crimson Kristin"2017-01-06 - Did not place - People Competition - "Crimson Kristin"   2017-01-06 - Did not place - People Competition - "Smile with your eyes"2017-01-06 - Did not place - People Competition - "Smile with your eyes"   2017-01-06 - Honorable Mention - Pictorial Competition - "Sunset at the Port"2017-01-06 - Honorable Mention - Pictorial Competition - "Sunset at the Port"

 


2016/11/18 Creative & Pictorial competition

2016-11-08 - Did not place - Creative Competition - ​"Midnight Racers"2016-11-08 - Did not place - Creative Competition - ​"Midnight Racers"   2016-11-18 - Honorable Mention - Creative Competition - "Urban Lifeblood"2016-11-18 - Honorable Mention - Creative Competition - "Urban Lifeblood"   2016-11-08 - Did Not Place - Pictorial Competition  - "Beyond Bridal Veil Falls"2016-11-08 - Did Not Place - Pictorial Competition - "Beyond Bridal Veil Falls"

 


2016/11/04 - B&W & Pictorial competition

11/04/2016 - DNP - B&W Competition - "Historical Homestead"11/04/2016 - DNP - B&W Competition - "Historical Homestead"   11/04/2016 - DNP - B&W Competition - "One Stick To Rule Them All"11/04/2016 - DNP - B&W Competition - "One Stick To Rule Them All"   11/04/2016 - First Place - Pictorial Competition - "Early Morning Mist At The Beaver Lodge"11/04/2016 - First Place - Pictorial Competition - "Early Morning Mist At The Beaver Lodge"

 


2016/10/14 - People & Pictorial competition

2016-09-23 - Did Not Place - People Competition - "Llama Master"2016-09-23 - Did Not Place - People Competition - "Llama Master"   2016-09-23 - Did Not Place - People Competition - "Singer In a Band"2016-09-23 - Did Not Place - People Competition - "Singer In a Band"   2016-09-23 - 3rd Place - Pictorial Competition - "Treetop walkway"2016-09-23 - 3rd Place - Pictorial Competition - "Treetop walkway"

 


2016/09/23 - Nature & Pictorial competition

2016-09-23 - 3rd Place - Pictorial Competition - "Rainy Day in Cades Cove"2016-09-23 - 3rd Place - Pictorial Competition - "Rainy Day in Cades Cove"   2016-09-23 - 1st Place - Nature Competition - "Sunrise in the Smoky Mountains"2016-09-23 - 1st Place - Nature Competition - "Sunrise in the Smoky Mountains"   2016-09-23 - 1st Place - Nature Competition - "Misty Morning in the Smoky's"2016-09-23 - 1st Place - Nature Competition - "Misty Morning in the Smoky's"

 


2016/09/09 - B&W and Pictorial competition

2016-09-09 - Did not place - B&W Competition - "Below Grotto Falls"2016-09-09 - Did not place - B&W Competition - "Below Grotto Falls"   2016-09-09 - First Place - B&W Competition - "Slot Canyons"2016-09-09 - First Place - B&W Competition - "Slot Canyons"   2016-09-09 - 3rd Place - Pictorial Competition - "The Thriving City"2016-09-09 - 3rd Place - Pictorial Competition - "The Thriving City"  

 


2016/07/29 - Concert photography - Bomb city royals

Bomb City Royals - 07-029-2019     Bomb City Royals - 07-029-2019   

 


2016/07/15 - Nature & Pictorial competition

2016-07-15 - DNP - Nature Competition - "Sunrise Falls"2016-07-15 - DNP - Nature Competition - "Sunrise Falls"   2016-07-15 - DNP - Pictorial Competition - "Mryiad of Colors"2016-07-15 - DNP - Pictorial Competition - "Mryiad of Colors"   2016-07-15 - 2nd Plance - Pictorial Competition - "Amber Haze"2016-07-15 - 2nd Plance - Pictorial Competition - "Amber Haze"

 


2016/07/08 - Creative & Pictorial competition

2016-07-08 - Did not place - Creative Competition - "Snake in the grass"2016-07-08 - Did not place - Creative Competition - "Snake in the grass"   2016-07-08 - First Place - Creative Competition - "Around the bend"2016-07-08 - First Place - Creative Competition - "Around the bend"   2016-07-08 - First Place - Pictorial Competition - "Misty Mountains"2016-07-08 - First Place - Pictorial Competition - "Misty Mountains"

 


2016 - Smoky Mountain road trip - recap

The cabin I stayed in under a stary night!The cabin I stayed in under a stary night!     Shot from Clingman's Dome in the Smoky MountainsShot from Clingman's Dome in the Smoky Mountains     Night shot of the road heading from Clingman's Dome towards Pigeon Forge, KYNight shot of the road heading from Clingman's Dome towards Pigeon Forge, KY

 


2015-2016 Year-End Photo competition

2016-05-21 - Photograph of the Year - Year end competition - Nature Category - "The Three Gossips at Sunrise"2016-05-21 - Photograph of the Year - Year end competition - Nature Category - "The Three Gossips at Sunrise"     2015-05-21 - YEC - "Portrait of a shelter cat" - Did not place2015-05-21 - YEC - "Portrait of a shelter cat" - Did not place     2016-05-51 - YEC - ​"Twisted Stairs" - Did not place2016-05-51 - YEC - ​"Twisted Stairs" - Did not place     2016-05-21 - First Place - Year end competition - Photojournalism Category - "Emotional Dick Goddard"2016-05-21 - First Place - Year end competition - Photojournalism Category - "Emotional Dick Goddard"

 


2016/03/19 - Creative & Pictorial competitions

2016-05-21 - Second Place - Year end competition - Creative Category - "Witches Brew"2016-05-21 - Second Place - Year end competition - Creative Category - "Witches Brew"     2016/03/19 - DNP - Pictorial competition - "Swallowtail Butterfly"2016/03/19 - DNP - Pictorial competition - "Swallowtail Butterfly"     2016-05-21 - YEC - ​​"Cross-eyed kitty" - Did not place2016-05-21 - YEC - ​​"Cross-eyed kitty" - Did not place

 


2016/2/05 B&W and Pictorial competition

2016-05-21 - Did not Place - Year end competition - B&W Category - "Dark Flower"2016-05-21 - Did not Place - Year end competition - B&W Category - "Dark Flower"     2016-02-05 - Did not place - Pictorial Competition - ​"Northern NY"2016-02-05 - Did not place - Pictorial Competition - ​"Northern NY"     2016-02-05 - Did Not Place - Pictorial Competition - "Kendal Lake"2016-02-05 - Did Not Place - Pictorial Competition - "Kendal Lake"

 


2016/01/15 Nature & Pictorial competition

2016-05-21 - YEC - ​​"Bedford Metroparks" - Did not place2016-05-21 - YEC - ​​"Bedford Metroparks" - Did not place     2016-05-21 - YEC - ​"Foreshadowing" - Did not place2016-05-21 - YEC - ​"Foreshadowing" - Did not place     2016-01-05 - Did not place - Pictorial competition - "Garfield Monument"2016-01-05 - Did not place - Pictorial competition - "Garfield Monument"

 


2016/1/08 - People & Pictorial competition

2016-01-08 - Did Not Place - People Competition - "Kelly"2016-01-08 - Did Not Place - People Competition - "Kelly"     2016-01-08 - Did not Place - People Competition - "Murica' or Git Out"2016-01-08 - Did not Place - People Competition - "Murica' or Git Out"     2016-01-08 - Honorable Mention - Pictorial Competition - "Orange Kitty"2016-01-08 - Honorable Mention - Pictorial Competition - "Orange Kitty"

 


2015/11/20 - Creative & Pictorial competition

2015-11-20 - Did not place - Pictorial Competition - ​"Autumn Falls"2015-11-20 - Did not place - Pictorial Competition - ​"Autumn Falls"     2015-11-20 - Did not place - Creative Competition - "Guardian Angel"2015-11-20 - Did not place - Creative Competition - "Guardian Angel"      2015-11-20 - Third Place - Creative Competition - "Awwwmageddon 4: Frost Princess Fright"2015-11-20 - Third Place - Creative Competition - "Awwwmageddon 4: Frost Princess Fright"

 


2015/11/06 - Nature & Pictorial competition

11/06/2015 - Did Not Place - Nature Competition - "Emerald Reflections"11/06/2015 - Did Not Place - Nature Competition - "Emerald Reflections"     11/06/2015 - Did Not Place - Pictorial category - ​"Exploring Autumn"11/06/2015 - Did Not Place - Pictorial category - ​"Exploring Autumn"     11/06/2015 - Did Not Place - Pictorial category - ​"Lake View Guardian Angel"11/06/2015 - Did Not Place - Pictorial category - ​"Lake View Guardian Angel"

 


2015/10/09 - People & Pictorial competition

10/09/2015 - Honorable Mention - People Competition - "Meditate"10/09/2015 - Honorable Mention - People Competition - "Meditate"     10/09/2015 - Honorable Mention - People Competition - "Nancy"10/09/2015 - Honorable Mention - People Competition - "Nancy"     2016-05-51 - YEC - ​"Twisted Stairs" - Did not place2016-05-51 - YEC - ​"Twisted Stairs" - Did not place

 


2015/09/27 - Nature & Pictorial competition

2016-05-21 - Photograph of the Year - Year end competition - Nature Category - "The Three Gossips at Sunrise"2016-05-21 - Photograph of the Year - Year end competition - Nature Category - "The Three Gossips at Sunrise"     2015-09-25 - Did Not Place - Pictorial Competition2015-09-25 - Did Not Place - Pictorial Competition     2015-05-21 - YEC - "Portrait of a shelter cat" - Did not place2015-05-21 - YEC - "Portrait of a shelter cat" - Did not place

 


2015/09/11 - B&W and Pictorial competition

2016-05-21 - Did not place - Year end competition - B&W Category - "Guiding Light"2016-05-21 - Did not place - Year end competition - B&W Category - "Guiding Light"     2016-05-21 - YEC - "Yeah, I want some treats!" - Did not place2016-05-21 - YEC - "Yeah, I want some treats!" - Did not place     2015-09-11 - Did Not Place - Pictorial competition - "Star Trails at Observatory Park"2015-09-11 - Did Not Place - Pictorial competition - "Star Trails at Observatory Park"

 


2015/8/21 - People and Pictorial competition

2015-08-21 - People Competition - 24/27"Breezy" - 2nd Place2015-08-21 - People Competition - 24/27"Breezy" - 2nd Place     2015-08-21 - People Competition - 22/27"Not-so Picasso" - Honroable Mention2015-08-21 - People Competition - 22/27"Not-so Picasso" - Honroable Mention     2015-08-21 - Pictoral Competition - 21/27"Ready for Take-off" - Did Not Place2015-08-21 - Pictoral Competition - 21/27"Ready for Take-off" - Did Not Place

 


2015/7/10 - Creative & Pictorial competition results

2015-07-10 - Third place - Creative Competition - "The Feds Never Sleep"2015-07-10 - Third place - Creative Competition - "The Feds Never Sleep"     2016-05-21 - YEC - "Summer Solstice Sunset on the Cuyahoga" - Did not place2016-05-21 - YEC - "Summer Solstice Sunset on the Cuyahoga" - Did not place     2015-07-10 - Did not place - Pictorial Competition - "Fireworks over the Cleveland Pyramids"2015-07-10 - Did not place - Pictorial Competition - "Fireworks over the Cleveland Pyramids"

 


2012/3/09 - Projection competition

2012-03-09 - Did Not Place - Projection Competition - "Wha Wha What Happened to Fluffy"2012-03-09 - Did Not Place - Projection Competition - "Wha Wha What Happened to Fluffy"     2012-03-09 - Did Not Place - Projection Competition - "Lilly Pond"2012-03-09 - Did Not Place - Projection Competition - "Lilly Pond"

 


2012-02-24 - Nature competition

2012-02-24 "Engulfing clouds"2012-02-24 "Engulfing clouds" 2012-02-24 "B&W Waterfall"2012-02-24 "B&W Waterfall"

 


2012-02-10 - Pictoral Photo Competition

2011-2012 - Photograph of the Year - Pictorial Category &2012-04-29 - Hopkins International Airport Exhibit2011-2012 - Photograph of the Year - Pictorial Category &2012-04-29 - Hopkins International Airport Exhibit 2012-02-10 "Autumn Stairs"2012-02-10 "Autumn Stairs"

 


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