Dismissing Preconceived Ideas
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I’ve spent quite a bit of time at Mohican State Park near my home in north central Ohio, making photographs, recording natural sound, taking it all in. Before moving out West and visiting parks with substantially more scenic grandeur, Mohican … Read More

Throttle Up: The Sound of Boats Entering Lake Erie
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My wife and I drove up to Lake Erie, Nickel Plate Beach specifically, in October to take advantage of what we presumed to be one of the last warm days of the year. It’s a straight shot north from the … Read More

Sounds From A Pow-Wow
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I attended a Native American pow-wow this past weekend, my first since covering a large gathering years ago for a Wyoming newspaper. The pow-wow back then was a great experience. The grand entry, where all the dancers in their colorful, … Read More

The Sound of the Ohio State Reformatory
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I was given the opportunity this past February to roam unaccompanied inside the old Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio. I had been there a couple of times before, once to make images shortly after the filming of the Shawshank … Read More

Floating Fire Ant Flashbacks
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There have been quite of few images and stories floating around the Internet in the last few days of giant fire ant colonies floating on the water’s surface around Houston. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and the tropical storm … Read More

Beneath the Pond at Gorman Nature Center
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I’ve hiked about the grounds of Gorman Nature Center quite a few times since coming back to Ohio, mostly with my dog walking faithfully beside, (unless she spots a rabbit). It’s minutes from my home, and one of the nicest … Read More

How Fish Hear Fireworks
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To be honest, I am not really sure how fish hear fireworks. If you’re curious, which I hope by the end of this post you will be, you should take a look. I had wanted to hear and record fireworks … Read More

Observing the Sound of an Observatory
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I picked up a book at the library the other day entitled American Eclipse: A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World. The book tells the story of the 1878 … Read More

Amish Wagon Ride
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I hitched a ride not too long ago aboard an Amish gentleman’s flatbed wagon. Pulled by his draft horses Queen, age 5, and Nell, age 10, we started down a long gravel driveway, the metal wheels of the wagon, absent … Read More

Spiraling Staircase of Sound
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I’ve written before about my fascination with using contact microphones on metal objects. The sounds gathered are oftentimes so unique and unexpected that for me, it’s an instant thrill upon pressing record and listening through my headphones. I was never … Read More

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