This week’s LOTL Picture of the Week is from a listener, Jacob Ockunzzi. Follow him on Instagram at @jacuzzi4. Jacob describes his inspiration for this picture, and the following photos, below:
Cleveland may not have a night skyline like New York City or Los Angeles, but to me its skyline is spectacular. For about a year I have been into photography, and I have always loved taking photos of Cleveland during the day from places like Edgewater or Lakewood Park.
However, I really wanted to capture our beautiful city at night. I would always tell myself I was going to do it, but I never got around to doing so. Finally, one beautiful Saturday evening I got up and shot pictures at night. I waited for the sun to set so I could see Cleveland’s vibrant night colors come out and say hello. I went to numerous places to see what I could capture with my camera lens. I took numerous shots of the locations I chose (it’s always good to take more than one photo of a subject). After choosing the photos I liked, I then edited them (text continues below pictures).
The unedited photos looked unamusing, but the edited photos looked amazing. The photos had brightened up and I could not take my eyes off my work as this was a new version of Cleveland I had never seen before. To me these shots of Cleveland were some of the best pictures I have taken. They gave me a deeper appreciation for the 216.
Cleveland is home and will always be home to me. It may not be a gigantic city with tons of spectacular sights, but Cleveland will always have my vote as the best city in the world. I have a deep love for this city and I look forward to capturing more of its beauty in the years to come.
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