Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ohio State University

Ohio State University by andiwolfe
Ohio State University, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

This is the breezeway next to RPAC on campus. The architecture is pretty cool, and the connecting walkway between buildings makes for an interesting night subject. I wish there had been someone walking across the bridge, but I didn't want to hang around in the cold to wait for an unsuspecting pedestrian.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Alpine lupine

Alpine lupine by andiwolfe
Alpine lupine, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

I need a reminder of summer, so here's a photo from Wyoming, taken during the American Penstemon Society meeting. We were in an alpine meadow of the Medicine Bow Mountains.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Scioto Sunset: ICM

Scioto Sunset: ICM by andiwolfe
Scioto Sunset: ICM, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

We did a walk along the river below Griggs Dam yesterday at sunset. This Intentional Camera Movement image was done with my Sony RX100, using a horizontal sweep with a 1/20 sec exposure.

I hope everyone in the states had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend. i really enjoyed having a break to spend time with family and friends. It was wonderful to have Michael and Tania for the long weekend. We haven't seen them since their wedding last August. It's hard when family is so far away.....

Thursday, November 22, 2012

π X 2

π X 2 by andiwolfe
π X 2, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.
My pies are made. Thanksgiving tradition for my family includes me baking a blueberry (on the left) and an apple pie. In fact, I think the pie baking is the only reason my oldest son comes to visit for Thanksgiving :-)

We'll have a mostly vegetarian feast today, except for the salmon filets I'll bake with a cranberry glaze. Included for today's menu: kohlrabi, broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts, fresh green beans, quinoa, carrots, olives, dates, mashed potatoes, cranberries, lentils and rice, bread, pie and ice-cream. Not your traditional feast, for sure, but very tasty and extremely healthy…..

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Olentangy reflection

Olentangy reflection by andiwolfe
Olentangy reflection, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

When the water is still and there is no breeze, the Olentangy River at Whetstone Park is a perfect mirror. I turned this photo upside down to mimic a landscape, but it is, indeed, a reflection of the far bank of the river.

Monday, November 19, 2012

November 19, 2012 sunrise

November 19, 2012 sunrise by andiwolfe
November 19, 2012 sunrise, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Steve and I rise early in the mornings to either go for a long walk, or to go to the gym for a workout. I love it when the sunrise is going to be spectacular, given how close we live to Waterman Farm. This sunrise is from today - it made for a good start of a holiday work week.

Friday, November 16, 2012

OSU Sunrise on a rainy morning

From November 12, 2012. I've had a very busy week and so have not been able to do much photo processing/posting recently. This is from Monday's sunrise, which was actually very rainy. It's a view of the Ohio State University campus from the edge of Waterman Farm.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Rainy sunrise in Columbus, Ohio

Today OSU has a holiday in honor of Veteran's Day. I started it at the gym at 6 am. On the way home it started to rain, but the sunrise looked promising so I fetched my camera and headed back to the edge of Waterman Farm. By the time I got into position to capture the sunrise, the rain was pouring down. The resulting photo was worth a soaking, I think. The colors combined with the rain made for a great photo with a very ominous mood for the cityscape.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Obama Rally 11/05/12

Obama Rally 11/05/12 by andiwolfe
Obama Rally 11/05/12, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

I attended the campaign kick-off rally back in May, and it was my privilege to attend President Barack Obama's final Ohio campaign rally yesterday afternoon. There was an estimated crowd of 15,500 according to the news reports. The crowd was enthusiastic and very patient with all of the delays. I arrived at Nationwide Arena just before 2 pm, but the doors opened at noon, and there was a crowd waiting in line from the early morning hours onward.

Fortunately, I had a campaign office ticket, which meant I didn't have to wait in a line, and I was able to work for much of the day before heading to the rally. I sat in section 119 and had a decent view of the stages, although I was slightly behind the stage where Bruce Springsteen and Jay Z did their sets.

I have been inspired by Barack Obama since I first heard his speech at the 2004 DNC. He has been a president who represents and cares about the majority of citizens in this great country of ours. He represents the demographic of current day USA, whether the conservative GOP pundits want to recognize that or not. When I look out on the audiences of Obama's rallies I see people from every ethnic and religious background, cheering him on and lending their energy to his campaign. When I look at the audiences for Romney and Ryan, I see a bunch of scared and angry old white men, but mostly I just see white skin color - a sea of it, with a lot of hateful messaging to go along with their support.

I've never seen so much spiteful hate in a campaign, and it starts with Fox News, carries on with Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Ann Coulter and Shawn Hannity. Why do people get sucked into this misinformation that is largely misogynistic, bigoted, racist, and full of hate-mongering? I just don't understand how any woman can vote for the GOP ticket when one of their main goals is to take away our rights.

As you can probably tell, I support Barack Obama for president. Whether you agree with me or not isn't relevant, but getting out to vote today is. Exercise your right to vote and please inform yourselves about the issues, the candidates, and the future before you hit that "vote" button.

Here are more pictures from yesterday's rally:

Obama's final Ohio campaign rally

Monday, November 05, 2012

Lake Somerset in Autumn

Lake Somerset in Autumn by andiwolfe
Lake Somerset in Autumn, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

From early October - Autumn in Pennsylvania.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Waterman Farm

Waterman Farm by andiwolfe
Waterman Farm, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

More scenery from my neighborhood. Ohio State University's Waterman Farm with Columbus as a backdrop.