June 4, 2023

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Images enthusiasts flock to Nimisila Reservoir for fantastic sunsets

Environmentally friendly — Nimisila Reservoir has been a haven for sightseers and photographers for quite a few many years, but a modest band of acquaintances from Summit and Stark counties have produced the park their individual “sunset paradise.”

The group of six has no official title —  just a love of seeing and photographing magnificent sunsets, the wildlife and men and women who go into their lenses during their filming ventures.

They have photographed American bald eagles a unusual leucistic eagle, which is 1 that has missing some pigment and seems pale and other mammals and birds galore, like a large migration of purple martins that occur every single summer season with estimates as superior as 25,000 at the park.

Members of the group have various histories with the reservoir, which is off Christman Street and occupies 825 acres as the largest of the 13 Portage Lakes, in accordance to Lindsay Smith, brand name supervisor of the Summit Metro Parks.

The 6 adult men and women include 4 retirees and two nonetheless operating.

Cindy Slater, left, and Mary Walchuck huddle on a chilly night early last spring during a meet-up with fellow photography enthusiasts at Nimisila Reservoir in Green.

Phrase of mouth introduced them to their paradise at the C6 parking large amount. They came independently and fashioned a bond for photography and elegance and communicate often by electronic mail and telephone. They also have become good friends since so quite a few not only have a adore for pictures but also have substantially a lot more in frequent which include golfing, mountaineering, children, grandchildren and a curiosity of the not known beyond individuals stunning sunsets.