What do I always seem to be looking for when viewing and capturing a city skyline? This past weekend at Edgewater Park in Cleveland, I realized my skyline viewing and capturing template was right in front of me.
Head to the western entrance of the Cleveland Metropark, where you will find the upper area and Perkins Beach. Once in the park you will head up-top by taking Upper Edgewater Drive that veers off to the right.
Upon parking walk into the park, head towards the shoreline and the Cleveland skyline will quickly come into view. I’m up-top check.
There is a romantic park bench and/or picnic table up-top to soak in the views. Check.
The body of water the city sits along is easily in view. Check. In this case how could you miss the vast Lake Erie.
Lots of sand and beachfront straight ahead, check.
Blue sky aplenty along with trees and other objects to capture unique views of the city. Check.
The ability to head down from up-top and get a closer look. The final check. In this case you are able to walk on the beach, along the shoreline and on the dirt trails that run alongside.
While at the park make sure to take the time to capture the Great Lake. It is beautiful no matter the season and time of year.
It was a fun afternoon at Edgewater Park in Cleveland. The realization of what my skyline viewing template is became more clear. Oh yeah! There is one more piece to that puzzle. It has to be a place where the blue shoes can easily lay down and soak everything in. 🙂
We will see which of the things I said check to will apply at my next skyline viewing endeavor. I’ve set a standard for myself.
What things do you look for when viewing and capturing a city skyline?