Odyssey of Dreams

WDW in B&W – WBW32
Future World, Epcot, Walt Disney World

I have been on a bit of a streak with the B&W images of Walt Disney World of late. Probably has nothing to do with the crappy weather up here in Upstate NY. Although I did appreciate the days of almost 60 deg weather, it melted all the snow and left everything looking brown and dirty. Not very photogenic. It did give me a chance to get back to some of the images from last year’s trip that have been waiting for me to process…


MLCreations Photography: WDW in B&W &emdash; Odyssey of Dreams

Odyssey of Dreams
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, 1/400s, f/7.1, ISO 400


Crossroads of Dreams

WDW in B&W – WBW31
Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World


MLCreations Photography: WDW in B&W &emdash; Crossroads of Dreams

Crossroads of Dreams
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/500s, 28mm, f/11, ISO 400


Dreaming Through Life

WDW in B&W – WBW30
Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World


MLCreations Photography: WDW in B&W &emdash; Dreaming Through Life

Dreaming Through Life
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 0.5s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200


Future Dreams

WDW in B&W – WBW29
Epcot, Walt Disney World


MLCreations Photography: WDW in B&W &emdash; Future Dreams

Future Dreams
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, 1/400s, f/9, ISO 200


Living in a Dream

WDW in B&W – WBW28
Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

Last August when I was in Walt Disney World I finally managed to have good conditions for a sunset behind Cinderella Castle. One of my favorite images is the Castle Sunset image from that trip. I also was able to get the image with the sun peeking out from behind one of the castle’s spires. As I started to process this image it was taking on a dream-like feeling for me and there is no better way for me to convey that feeling than to convert this image to B&W. Toss in a little highlight glow and the Orton effect to complete the dream…


MLCreations Photography: WDW in B&W &emdash; Living in a Dream

Living in a Dream
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 9-18mm f/4-5.6, 1/200s, 9mm, f/11, ISO 200


What Lies Within

Squared – SQ138
Delta Lake State Park

My quick run out to Delta Lake on Sunday yielded three images of the sunset before the sun slipped back into the clouds. I wasn’t going to waste this opportunity and I noticed within the ice along the beach there were very interesting patterns. I switched to my macro lens and started exploring. Obviously the ice lends itself well to a monochrome treatment which was my immediate immediately thought when I started to process this image. I also prefer to use the square image format as this is nothing but an abstract image.


MLCreations Photography: Squared &emdash; What Lies Within

What Lies Within
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/5s, f/5.6, ISO 200


Beginning Ice

Delta Lake State Park

The day was mostly overcast. Sunday is typically errand day, get the groceries, hit a few of the warehouse stores and check out anything interesting. The morning started with breakfast and progressed along as I expected. The only surprise was the emergence of the sun about forty five minutes before sunset. I had been itching to get out with the camera and was not going to let this opportunity slide.

I grabbed everything (including my gloves) and headed out. Once I pulled the car out of the parking lot of the townhouses I realized I would be racing the clouds. The sunshine I was experiencing was through a small crack in the cloud cover. My best bet to photograph anything would be up at Delta Lake. I raced my way there as the sun started playing hide-n-seek.

This image is the first capture as I hit the beach. In a couple of minutes the sun was once again hiding behind the clouds. I ended up playing with the macro lens for a few minutes trying to get some close-ups of patterns in the ice stranded on the beach. The wind was beating on me and I hadn’t factored it in when I chose my clothing for this outing.

On my way back to the car I ran into another photographer. He was having a similar problem as he didn’t bring any gloves but wanted to wait until the sun dropped below the horizon. We stood there talking, mostly about his Pentax K-1. I briefly thought about this camera as it would allow me to use my Dad’s old lenses but since I haven’t been able to convince him to let me buy them I had forgotten about it. He confirmed by original thoughts, it is a great camera. Looks like I’ll be calling Dad soon…

We both stayed for a few more minutes and I grabbed a couple more images. I had to get the obligatory image with the bench in the foreground. Every year I manage to sneak another one into my collection. Eventually the wind won and we both headed to our cars. It was nice to chat with a fellow photographer and hopefully I’ll run into him again…


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Beginning Ice

Beginning Ice
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/60s, 16mm, f/11, ISO 200