Oil Can Project – OCP03


MLCreations Photography: Oil Can Project &emdash; Minneapolis

Olympus OM-S E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/13s, 21mm, f/8, ISO 400


Harambe in B&W

WDW in B&W – WBW16
Harambe, Africa, Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World

There is an elegance to a black & white photo that trumps the color version in certain situations. I especially like processing mid-day images at Walt Disney World in black & white. Although normally photographers shy away from the direct light of the overhead sun I find the shadows it creates can add to the visual impact of the scene. Today I turn to the village of Harambe in the Africa area of the Animal Kingdom.

My normal B&W processing is done with Topaz Labs B&W plugin but it has been giving my fits lately. I believe it is related to the latest Windows update but I have not spent the time to dig into the issue. I turned to On1 Effects to process these images and the toning is a little different than I have been using. I am undecided if I need to tweak these to bring them inline with what I have been normally doing. At the moment I like them, we’ll see how the wear on me as they age… LOL.


MLCreations Photography: WDW in B&W &emdash; Harambe Port

Harambe Port
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, 1/250s, f/16, ISO 200


MLCreations Photography: WDW in B&W &emdash; Hotel Burudika

Hotel Burudika
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, 1/200s, f/16, ISO 200


MLCreations Photography: WDW in B&W &emdash; Harambe Market

Harambe Market
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, 1/160s, f/16, ISO 200

as time goes by…

West Canada Creek

Saturday was an interesting day. Overcast, temps hovering above freezing but rather calm. As the morning wore on the sun tried to make an appearance and there would be pockets of sunshine. It was the perfect day to go play in the creek!

I waited until almost lunch time hoping to combine the trip to the creek with a visit to foothills Mercantile, the consignment store where I found some of my oil cans. I was trying to find another one or maybe an old can of oil. I’m thinking it would be cool to have some cans to use as background for the images. I didn’t find any cans of oil but I did pick up another oil can. More on that later…

I did have a good time playing in the West Canada Creek. The flow of water was not so much as to obscure any dynamic action in the water. I didn’t want a trickle but a heavy volume is almost as bad as very little water. I used my telephoto lens to capture some great detail out in the middle of the creek. I think I spent an hour exploring both sides around the Morgan’s Mill Dam area in Trenton Falls. It was a good day!


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; as time goes by...

as time goes by…
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R, 1/3s, 74mm, f/16, ISO 100