littlecoal Skate Toledo 1d

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littlecoal We each have moments throughout the day, where we cross paths with someone that needs the hope that we can give them. Look for those moments and reach out your hand. 2d

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littlecoal The first light, a second chance. 4d

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littlecoal If you're in the NW Ohio area this weekend, keep your eyes on @benmorales, as he's planning a little meetup around noon. This shot, however, is @hobbes2485...we'll convince him to come too. 5d

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littlecoal Watching my little guy as he drew in his sketchbook after being inspired by an Andy Goldsworthy photograph was probably one of my favorite moments recently. He laid on the floor with that page open, with a little sun streaming in warming his shoulders, for at least 20 minutes. "Look, Daddy, I drew it!" You inspire me everyday, Cole. 6d

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littlecoal Dreaming of things to come. @lgusamobile Shot on the LG G3 (Aperture:2.4 ISO:450 Exposure:1/17) 6d

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littlecoal Believing without seeing. @lgusamobile Shot on the LG G3 (Aperture:2.4 ISO:50 Exposure:1/526) 6d

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littlecoal Today, I'm exploring a few of my favorite locations through a new lens with @lgusamobile. 7d
  •   figment_hf @omerika you mean hold it in place and mask out the hand? I think that's been dismissed :/ 3d
  •   omerika @figment_hf Yeah? Idk I searched in the comments but idk anymore 3d
  •   oapus Is it laying on a mirror? 3d
  •   readerwriterpoet Yer a wizard, Eric! 3d
  •   agentmetro I know you said the one wasn't tossed up. I'm wondering if you dropped it. Climbed a tree. Set a camera on the ground with a preset focal point, then either set that camera to video or burst. Set the LG to viewfinder then calculated a way to drop the phone within the focus line of the ground camera. 2d
  •   biapesci Awesome!! 20h
  •   biapesci The phone is on a glass table ... ???? 20h

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littlecoal If you checked out the Periscope app earlier tonight you saw a little behind the scenes of me hanging out in a farmer's field at sunset shooting this picture. I know it doesn't sound like much, but those quiet moments at the end of the day, even in the middle of a field, are incredibly energizing. Swing by on Periscope if you're around! 7d

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littlecoal Get a pack, give a pack. That's the philosophy @JustPorter lives by and it's a honor to introduce you to them. For every bag you purchase, they donate a kid-sized bag, filled with locally sourced school supplies, to an area in need. Check their page out to see some of their recent effort in the Philippines. Trust me, @hobbes2485 has enough space in his to keep him outside on adventures for days and, in the end, everyone wins when that happens! Thanks for the bag, guys, and your continued mission to help others. 1w

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littlecoal You will always have my heart. 1w

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littlecoal Chasing reality 1w

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littlecoal I want to thank @Mashable for reaching out and selecting me for their #FollowerFriday yesterday. The opportunity to share a few thoughts about @instagram with their audience was a blessing. Here is the write up:
"I quickly discovered that the true beauty of @Instagram is it's power of connection. Not only could I be inspired by these people's work, but I could talk to them, ask questions and, in many cases, form genuine friendships." Residing in Perrysburg, Ohio, @littlecoal has been an elementary school teacher for 19 years. Often focusing on his surroundings, Eric captures subjects within a location - be it silhouettes, on the horizon, use of negative space, or the clever use of his environment. "No matter what your background, profession, country, camera value or age, if you love photography and have a passion to create along with a willingness to talk to people and share, you'll find a community on Instagram ready to welcome you in." (Thank you to everyone for being a part of this incredible journey with me.)
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littlecoal If you happened to watch my Periscope earlier tonight you saw my son having a great time in these puddles as some storm clouds rolled into NW Ohio. Shortly after we returned home, they spotted rotation in a storm cell west of us and the entire region took shelter as one of the storm rolled through. After hail, strong winds and several reports of tornadoes we stepped back outside to view an incredible lightning display from the back of the cell, which reportedly reached 48,000 feet. Thanks to everyone that tuned in to my Periscope live or watched the replay. Thankful for the thoughts and prayers and grateful that everyone is fine. 2w

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littlecoal Meant to be. 2w

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littlecoal Ready to ride. #exploreyourstate 2w

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littlecoal Gulf Shores dreaming 2w

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littlecoal That moment when your oldest daughter is out shooting with you just as the sun comes out, the wind begins to blow through the urban canyons and there is not a car in sight, allowing you to have her stand in that spot where, despite being surrounded by darkness, her light still shines. #ChasingHarshLight 2w

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littlecoal Fisher of men 2w

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Slumber Eric Ward
littlecoal Let's just pretend for a moment there was a road trip likely to happen this July from NYC to SF. If something like that took place, where should the travelers stop to shoot and spend some time along the way? Mention any locations near that path you feel are must-see spots, as well as people or IG groups you think would be interested in meeting up. 2w

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