RenFest Ohio

Welcome to the Ohio Renaissance Festival at Harveysburg, OH 45032

What a great time and a feast for the eyes and ears.  Lots to photograph and interview so this will be just a teaser till I get back to shoot more in a couple of weeks. Enjoy… oh and yes that is a lady in the armor, rides horse, big lance,  knocks the opponent down, give her whatever she wants!

Not too corny

If you want to see the real American values and how people treat each other go to a county fair or festival. Real friendly people that you can approach and talk to and the food is terrific too. Thank you to Dan and the people of Clinton County, great time.

Couple more teaser pictures from today. You think you have problems putting on a timing belt, try the belt for the saw mill!  Young kids are great anywhere and if you live in tractor county you gotta start young before you test yourself on the field. Corn roasted up plus ice cream and cinnamon apples, oh and a Buckeye statement. A line up of ageless John Deere’s and the fall bouquet of mums for a great Ohio finish.

This weekend 9-9-17

In photographing people and events around the state this weekend is in Wilmington and then on to Marietta.

Clinton County Corn Festive is going on right now in Wilmington with lots of great old tractors and steam threshers.  If you have never seen a steam thresher give yourself a treat and check one out.  Basically a steam locomotive looking like a giant tractor that has a large wheel on the side that you attach a belt to and run some farm equipment off of it.  Like a sawmill.  Just check out the pictures and video when the issue for this event gets published. Right now some teasers.

Off to shoot the steamboats on the Ohio River in Marietta Sunday.  Another great Ohio event worth making a day trip to. More on it later.

Coming soon… to a browser near you.

In making a monthly online magazine one need a certain amount of content that is relevant to the mission. In doing so I am photographing various events around the state now for next year. So May for the June Columbus arts festival, July for the State Fair, August for the Sweet corn festival, September for Renaissance and riverboat festivals, etc..

Additionally I have almost a half a century of images from over the years having covered some of these events. I will be able to show some ‘then and now’ images and republish images from places long gone.  Some of the stories to come from the photo archives: Concerts from the Richfield Coliseum, White Castle project from the 80′, Amish barn raising and a look at the prisons back then – Mansfield Reformatory and the “Pen” in Columbus, plus Lucasville when it first opened.

It will be a great fun and I hope you get as much joy from this as I will.

Oh, and suggestions please as we look for the ‘best’ of Ohio.  Chocolate, hole in the wall restaurants, pizza, smallest and largest.  Nothing is off limits. Let me know what’s in your neck of the woods that should show up here.Amish68BoyCows

Time to get around

Eventually Exploring Ohio will be a monthly photo magazine with current and archived images from around Ohio. And while we might think we know where the best of Ohio is, you as a reader will know locally what the best might be.  Keep us informed.

Dublin street festival and Upper Arlington Arts Festival are a few of the Central Ohio events annual events.  More to come from around the state.

Upper Arlington Arts Festival 2015
Upper Arlington Arts Festival 2015
1st annual Dublin Street festival
1st annual Dublin Street festival