Imperial

Oil Can Project – OCP09

Imperial – Portfolio Blog

What I couldn’t believe the other day when I had my little light studio setup for the lantern was I had never “officially” photographed this oil can. It is the first oil can that I purchased when I started the project. At the time I might have taken a quick image with the phone and posted it out to Instagram but I never returned to this can to “get it right.” Hopefully this time I did the can a little most justice…

  

MLCreations Photography: Oil Can Project &emdash; Imperial

Imperial
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/15s, 15mm, f/8, ISO 200

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Slinky, part II

Game Pieces – GP12

Slinky, part II – Portfolio Blog

I know what you’re thinking, and you are right. Where the heck are the new Game Pieces pictures. Talk, talk, talk. All talk, planning, grand designs, but no actual pictures to speak of. I want to say I have been trying but that would not be entirely true. So, not exactly a new subject, but it is a new image.

Slinky, Part II – while I had everything setup the other day to photograph the Dietz Lantern, I grabbed my trusty slinky to played with a few setups and lighting options. I am sure a few of you are getting tired of the black background with the reflective black surface, but in this particular case, it works really well. I feel I am getting to understand my flashes and how best to utilize them. Let me know what you think…

 

MLCreations Photography: Monochrome &emdash; Slinky, part II

Tree Line

Monochrome Winter

Tree Line – Portfolio Blog

After the Sunday chores were completed, i.e., groceries and cleaning, I headed out into winter reborn for a walk along the creek and into the fields behind the house. I’m still trying to determine the quality of the pictures I captured while sloshing through the creek bed but I do like the simplicity of this image. I was walking from the woods back toward the house when the snow covered tree line caught my eye.

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Tree Line

Tree Line
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/160s, 21mm, f/11, ISO 100

Dietz #80

Dietz #80 Blizzard Cold Blast Lantern

Dietz #80 – Portfolio Blog

Does using the term “better late than never” really make a difference? I don’t even have a good reason why it has taken me so long to get back to this lantern. It is the second lantern I received for Christmas. My son was very proud of himself for going to an antique store and finding this for me. In my head I was afraid of this one. It is taller than anything else I have tried to photograph with my indoor setup. I had to get a little creative. It definitely turned into a Rube Goldberg type setup to achieve what I wanted for this lantern.

I wanted to improve the lighting setup. This beautiful old lantern deserved a little better presentation than I was getting with my previous images. I utilized some natural light from a window and added a few fill flashes to highlight the details. I needed a few attempts to figure out what I was doing and to get the look I wanted. I’m quite happy with the results. Let me know what you think…

  

MLCreations Photography: Monochrome &emdash; Dietz #80

Dietz #80
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/15s, 12mm, f/8, ISO 200

Tunnel Vision

Butternut Creek, Old Erie Canal Park, DeWitt, NY

Tunnel Vision – Portfolio Blog

Another creation from my lunch exploration of the Old Erie Canal Park near work last week when we still had some snow. Although the water level was low and it allowed me to get down into the creek, there was some good speed to the water which created the ripples. It was an overcast, winter day so there was nothing of the sky to capture. I am totally in love with the stone work of the aqueduct so I captured a three shot bracket in order to bring out the detail in the shadows. My original plan was to create this image as a B&W, but there was not enough tonal difference between the water and aqueduct and everything turned out the same with this white spot in the middle. I decided to desaturate the image which allowed for the separation of the aqueduct from the water.

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Tunnel Vision

Tunnel Vision
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {1/10, 1/30 & 1/50s bracket}, 18mm, f/16, ISO 200

Come Sit With Me

Bellamy Harbor Park

Come Sit With Me – Portfolio Blog

It might not be the most exciting place in the world, heck, it is a little “harbor” at the bottom of Rome, NY, but in the quiet hours of the morning it can be a very beautiful place to be. I remember when the city added the benches on this side of the park. Not many people venture across the pedestrian bridge. If you do though, you are rewarded with a scene like this.

Sit. Enjoy the morning. Listen… only the sound of water flowing over the spillway. Relax. The day is young…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Come Sit With Me

Come Sit With Me
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 40s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200