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Foggy Cleveland

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

One day last week Mickey and I spent the day cruising around Cleveland. We stopped at a few abandoned places, got macarons, and spent a bit of time in the photobooth at Big Fun. It had been raining on and off all day, and on our way back toward downtown we noticed fog had rolled in. We ditched our plans of hitting one more abandoned spot and decided to do some walking around the city instead. Shooting the fog was a must. I feel like we don't get fog that often here, or when we do it's for a very, very short amount of time. You notice it, grab your camera, and when you finally get somewhere for neat pictures it's gone.

For once the fog stuck around all evening. We walked around the whole city looking for pretty views. These were all taken within the span of around an hour and a half and are in the order they were taken. As you can see, this time of the year it gets dark SO quickly. I would loved to have kept shooting for longer but I was without a tripod, and we had fed the meter all our quarters.
cleveland, fog,
cleveland, fog, terminal tower
cleveland, terminal tower, lights,
Cleveland, christmas lights, city at night
I didn't take that many photos and I realized while editing the ones I did take, I don't really have any idea how to shoot city photos. I am, without a doubt, more comfortable shooting nature photos. Like I've mentioned a handful of times before, up until I moved here cities in general were absolutely foreign to me. The time I had spent in them was always short, and mostly just to attend concerts. I was a tiny country mouse in a big scary city, the last thing I was was comfortable enough to take photos. Now that thats all changed photographing the city is something I really would like to practice a lot more. Since I absolutely love making goals, I am making "practice taking city photos" one of my 2015 goals! It's not that I think these are bad, but give me the same amount of time in the woods and I would come out with three times as many photos. I'm just not fluent in city photography... yet.
I already posted the above photo on my instagram a few days ago, but couldn't resist another chance to show it off. I absolutely LOVE finding buildings that look like they have faces. I love how happy this one looks.
xoxo

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  1. i like the atmosphere of those foggy pictures ...

    the happy house is the best!

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    1. Me too! I really really wish I could shoot in fog more often.

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  2. These are lovely photos of downtown. Fog makes everything look 10x better.
    Also, I love the last photo with the build face. So cute.

    - Alex

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    1. Isn't it the cutest!? Makes me want to go out and search for more buildings with faces.

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  3. That happy building cracks me up. I fully support this goal and eagerly await the results :)

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    1. Can you please just come back to Ohio and do everything with me?!

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  4. Cleveland was never really on my radar but these pictures make me want to visit. It looks like the perfect mix of quaint and welcoming with just a touch of big-city splendor. Also, that face building looks like a modern-day Hogwarts.

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    1. That's great to hear! Cleveland really is an amazing city. I actually remember saying to a friend when I came up to visit her about six months before I moved here "Why did you move HERE?" but that was clearly before I realized how awesome this city really was.

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  5. I adore fog. You'd think here in Maine it would happen more often but it's rare!

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  6. Looks very beautiful at night!
    Lauren // OhHay Blogs!
    xx

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  7. I think the photos look great for someone "not fluent in city photography." :-) :-)

    Silly Medley: Lifestyle and Travel

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  8. I cannot get enough of that smiling building!!!
    It gets foggy quite a bit down south because of the odd moisture levels. Usually in the spring when I'm driving to work. However, that's not really a situation where I can whip out my camera, so pictures are lacking.
    Your photographs seriously make me want to move to Cleveland. I'm pushing for my girlfriend to go to grad school in Ohio!!

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  9. It's so cool that you guys took the time to cruise around town and found a new favorite spot. Definitely inspired me to do the same! Very often my husband and I will stay home because we don't want to spend the money or venture into the outside world and when we do it's always to the same spot haha this has made me think and realize that you don't have to spend money in order to find new and fun things to do! I will definitely start exploring my town of Columbus, OH with my husband and hope to find some pretty cool spots like you have found for yourself. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I love the way cities look in the fog! Around here the fog only seems to stick around in the early morning. I can't wait to see more city shots from you, these are great!

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