Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures


Birth of an Obsession

July 7, 2017

Kendal at Oberlin publishes a literary magazine, called Eureka!, three times a year. All the artwork and writing is by residents of this retirement community. I’m lucky enough to live at Kendal at Oberlin, and to have had an article with photographs published in the latest issue. The piece reveals the origins of my fascination with the iron bacteria. Since many of you have seen on this blog my photographs of the iridescent film that Leptothrix discophora creates on the surface of water, I thought some of you might be interested in reading about how my engagement started. Just click on the link below to find out. And please forgive my crude post-production edit on the next to the last page. I thought it made the story easier to understand. Below the link to the article is a photo of Leptothrix discophora film that I took last month at Schoepfle Garden.

Birth of an Obsession in Eureka!, Spring 2017

The Dumpsters of Oberlin 32

June 28, 2017

Fish Bins 24

April 14, 2017

Woods from the Edge of the Road 1

December 2, 2016

The first stop I made while wandering northern Ohio Sunday was by these woods. I was drawn to several things here: the colors, the light, some specific trees, remnants of a fence, and the goldenrod. The goldenrod seedheads that I photographed on Wildflower Hill a while ago were silver; these were coppery gold.


Fall Reflections in the Vermilion River 11

November 9, 2016


Fall Reflections in the Vermilion River 1

October 27, 2016

When I went to the Schoepfle Garden last Wednesday, it was in hopes of finding great swaths of rainbow-colored Leptothrix discophora films. As usual. But with higher hopes than usual because October has always been a great month for the films. Maybe it was the lingering effects of the summer drought that kept them mostly at bay, but I found only a few this time. Instead, it turned into a day of enjoying the reflections of fall trees in the river—not an altogether bad thing. The clump of trees in the middle of the top of this photograph is on a small island. The river flows around it toward the viewer.



Trees in Fog

October 22, 2016


Thing Itself or Shadow?

October 6, 2016

I regret that I haven’t been out to Schoepfle Garden nearly as often as in past years. I did make it out there the end of September, but left with only two keepers. Here’s the first. What’s more important in this photograph, the things themselves or the shadows they cast? I think there’s a metaphor here.


Silver Touches Green

September 1, 2016

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Seeing Red on Wildflower Hill

August 18, 2016

These are stems of dogbane.

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