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Photo Walk – Over the Rhine

August 16, 2012

Laura’s Blog Entry

Ever step out of your comfort zone? We recently did and it was a great experience. As a family we participated in a photo walk in the downtown Cincinnati neighborhood of Over the Rhine. It was hosted via Google Plus. A photo walk brings photographers of all skill levels together to a preplanned location. Any kind of camera is welcome – from mobile phones up to high-end digitals. Then everyone shares their photos in a specific place. It’s fun to see what different things people found on the same walk.

Our friend Bryan set up the route, provided a map and even took a group photo! All we had to do is show up and not fight too much over the one good camera. Mari had the hand-me-down digital, so really it was just Neil and I duking it out over the Canon.

It didn’t come to blows, so that was good. We ended with a nice lunch at Mayberry’s. Darn good burger they got there!

Our city is pretty wonderful. Here’s my favorite shot of the day. The underside of a fire escape.

The School for Creative and Performing Arts. Note the unintentional flag reflection. Nice little surprise.

Really love this one, too. Playing with depth of field at the new Washington Park.

Colorful architecture.

Old, disused rails in front of Music Hall.

Sidewalk seating.

Something about colorful doors on old brick buildings.

And wrought iron fences.

The Diner.

Pop of color through the alley.

I’d definitely do another photo walk. It’s a great way to try some new things with your camera and meet some new folks as well.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. August 16, 2012 11:34 am

    That sounds like such a neat idea and your photos are fantastic!!

    • August 16, 2012 11:44 am

      Thanks! Who knew Google Plus was actually good for something, LOL. I kid. I kid. Wish more people were other there!

  2. August 16, 2012 11:42 am

    Wonderful idea. I’d love to organize something like this in my community. Thank you for the inspiration! P.S. I adore that last photography. Wonderful lines leading into such a warm, inviting color. I reminds me of a bowl of tomato soup on a rainy day.

    • August 16, 2012 11:48 am

      So glad it inspired you! You should do it! Thanks for the comment on the photo. I love the analogy 🙂

  3. Padgy permalink
    August 16, 2012 1:46 pm

    That does sound like a wonderful time. I wish I knew about it. The photos are fabulous!! I need someone to teach me photography…

    • August 16, 2012 1:50 pm

      I’ll let you know the next time they are doing one, Padgy. We talked about some other locations – like Spring Grove!

  4. James permalink
    August 16, 2012 8:22 pm

    There is a photowalk in October. The first one in OTR is full but the walk leader’s husband is trying to get another one started . . . . http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/cincinnati-oh-united-states-washington-park-over-the-rhine/ This one is not a G+ walk. I have been to a few of the WWPWs and they are a good time.

    If you are on G+ look up the OTR Photo Walk event page for even more pictures

  5. CLINT permalink
    August 27, 2012 5:08 pm

    great photos!

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