A Shaker Heights sunset

My wife and I visited her sister and brother-in-law recently. They live in a condo in Shaker Heights, Ohio, which is a near suburb of Cleveland. In 1911 and 1912, the area now known as Shaker Heights became a city of its own, on the eastern end of Cleveland.

Their condo is in a multi-story building in the heart of Shaker Heights. They have access to the roof, which gives a commanding view of the city, including Cleveland proper. I brought my Nikon Df along with a 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-G Nikkor lens, and made the best images I could manage. Here are a whole bunch of them.

From a Shaker Heights rooftop
From a Shaker Heights rooftop
From a Shaker Heights rooftop
Shaker Heights sunset
Shaker Heights sunset
Shaker Heights sunset
Cleveland skyline from Shaker Heights

The Cleveland Guardians, f.k.a. the Cleveland Indians, played ball that night and shot fireworks after. One little fireworks burst is visible in the image above.

This photo session made me wish for a deeper zoom. This led me to buy the 28-200mm zoom lens that I wrote about yesterday!

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8 responses to “A Shaker Heights sunset”

  1. Khürt Williams Avatar

    I love rooftop gardens and cityscapes. It’s a unique way to view a city. I lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for a few years during and after graduate school. My paternal grandfather lived in Akron, but Ohio was just one of the states I “had” to drive through to return to New York City. I didn’t care much for “also ran” cities back then.

    My daughter is graduating from Oberlin College in Oberlin, OH, and I’ve explored that area a bit with my cameras, but I regret that I have still not yet visited Cleveland.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’ve only been to Cleveland twice, and the first time was when I was a boy. I was charmed by Shaker Heights and wouldn’t mind exploring it again.

  2. Michael Avatar

    Did you visit the square? The theater there is where I saw Star Wars.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      We drove through there briefly, but didn’t stop to explore.

  3. M.B. Henry Avatar

    Beautiful sunset photos! There’s been some gorgeous ones here in Indiana lately but I never seem to have my camera!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I keep one handy at my desk at home for just such an eventuality!

  4. Kurt Ingham Avatar

    Really nice- the 28-80 gives the superficial impression of being a POS ‘kit’ lens-but gives impressive results

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’ve owned two versions of this lens, one this D version and another the G version. Both have been terrific short zooms. The best part is you can pick them up on eBay for very little money, from $20 to $50.

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