Thursday, February 26, 2009

Kelleys Island Photo Published in Lakeland Boating Magazine

As February ends, I just received in the mail some copies of this month’s issue of Lakeland Boating Magazine. Page 41 contains a photo I took on Kelleys Island called “Glacial Grooves."

The original photo was taken in May of 2005. What amazed me was how the striped pattern in the clouds matched the rock formation directly below.

Getting the shot was a matter of timing where I had to hold my breath. Reason being, when I first saw the cloud formation hovering over the rock formation, a family with small children was just starting to make its way around …allll the way around … verrrrrrry slowllllly around … the entire walkway surrounding the glacial grooves. Now that rock formation had been around for 30,000 years since the ice age that carved it, but cloud formations vanish into thin air instantly and without warning. So patiently I waited, at least outwardly. Inwardly I was thinking, “Come on, comeon, comeon, comeon, hurry, hurry hurry, please, please, please!”

The family finally reached the end of their groovy tour. No sooner had they stepped down and past me that I snapped my camera shutter and caught the shot. Good thing too. The cloud formation changed shape and floated away within ten seconds.

For more information on the Glacial Grooves of Kelleys Island, here are two websites you can visit:

And for more information on Lakeland Boating Magazine, please follow the link below:

Question for Readers: Do you have any photos that you snapped just in the nick of time? Where everything came together perfectly? Have you had any photos published in a magazine, or do you plan to? Please feel welcome to leave a comment and share your experiences.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi CD, WELL--as a matter of fact, both George and I captured some good bird photos today---and that is NOT easy. I'll post them tomorrow--so check them out. Sometimes we get good ones and sometimes not so good... Those darn little birdies don't always want to cooperate. ha ha

Have a great day tomorrow. GREAT shot!!!! WOW!

Montanagirl said...

Great shot. Love the composition.

Montanagirl said...

P.S., congrats on being published! And thanks for visiting my blog.

Jane said...

I have many such photos, but no longer have a scanner. Maybe I should take an armful of pictures to Kinko's, along with a blank disc??


Diane C. said...

How wonderful that your photo was published in the boating magazine! Before I even read the text I was fascinated by the stripes in the clouds and in the rocks. Amazing shot, worth the wait and just in time!

CountryDreaming said...

Betsy from Tennessee: You're right that decent bird photos can be tricky to get. That's why you don't see me posting them. I leave that to those of you who are better at it, and I really appreciate seeing your work.

Montanagirl: Thank you very much for your support!

Jane: Definitely, if you have photos like this, I would love to see them.

Diane C.: Thank you for your kind compliments!

Mary said...

What a winner of a shot! That's a wonderful photo of the glacial grooves on Kelleys Island! I've been there several times. We used to boat out to the island from my parent's house in Huron. I probably have a lot of photos where timing was important, but usually it was all dumb luck and not skill like in your case :-) Congrats on getting it published!

Eve said...

A well deserved shot to be published! Congrats CD!! I had a couple photos published in "Nature's Garden" magazine, which was exciting for me. I love the shots that are "lucky" but luck only has a bit to do with it. It takes luck, good timing and a little know-how as well!

CountryDreaming said...

Mary: Thank you! It's a wonderful surprise to hear that you've been to Kelleys Island too. There's just something special about that place, a small-town friendliness, peacefulness, and love of nature that's continued on.

Eve: Thanks and congratulations in turn on your published photos in "Nature's Garden"! Now you've got me curious so I'll have to look up the magazine. I'd also love to see which of your photos were included.

Eve said...

Ha Ha! Thanks CD! I'll make it easy for you to find!

This is my post to link to where you can see the photos and the magazine. It's a good one, comes out twice a year. This is about their 3rd year.

jalynn01 said...

Congrats on the publish! I have not tried to publish nature but I was published in 'Taste of Home' with a torte recipe and also have been on tv making the prize winning recipe. haha!! I love your pict. I was right there with you shoo-ing the family away so you could get the 'just right' pict with clouds
Thank you for your commentary on my 'Pussywillow' post. I say! your words about it were better than mine! I so appreciate your comments.

CountryDreaming said...

Eve: Checked out the site, it's very cool and the magazine photos were excellent. Here's hoping Nature's Garden will publish you again at some point in the future!

jalynn01: Wow! You had a tv appearance on a cooking show? Congratulations, that sounds like a dream come true! Is your award-winning torte recipe available for viewing on your blog? I'd really like to see it.

David said...

I love this shot! The composition and colours are just great. You've got a lot of excellent photography here - keep up the good work!

Some of my favourite shots were taken just in the nick of time - I guess that makes them extra-special. As a matter of fact, my first Lightning shot was taken with only a few seconds exposure.

Thanks for dropping by my site and commenting, Pax et bonem to you too. :)


David Webb

CountryDreaming said...

David: Thanks for the nice compliments. Awesome how your unconventional first lightning strike was an instant flash of success!