Little Falls

Squared – SQ102

For this image I’m returning to last month when I trekked up to Pixley Falls State Park to catch some of the autumn colors. It has become one of my go to locations for waterfall images. I am always impressed with the way the streams change appearance depending on the water levels and time of year. Plus, with all the rain we have been having I preferred looking at a little color versus the muddy brown everywhere right now.

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Little Falls

Little Falls
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 2.5s, 21mm, f/16, ISO 200

Partners

Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

With all the images I have captured in Walt Disney World, I do not believe I have one that captures the Partners statue in the Magic Kingdom to my liking. I have tried! It is typically a crowded location with Photopass opportunities and everyone trying to include the statue in their pic.

The morning of early entry into the park did afford me a great opportunity to grab the statue in front of the illuminated castle minutes before sunrise. The sky was starting to lighten but the lights still highlighted the statue. A big bonus for me was there were no people crowded around to worry about. I know on my next visit I will be looking for another early morning in the park.

   

MLCreations Photography: Magic Kingdom &emdash; Partners

Partners
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 2s, 28mm, f/8, ISO 200

Snow Along the Canal

Monochrome Winter

A friend at work yesterday was telling me about the view along the canal he passed on his way into work. It definitely sounded like something I would want to capture. I was able to leave work a few hours early and I made my way to this glorious location. I was off only a little as the scene he described ended up being about a mile down the road from where I entered the canal trail. I didn’t walk the trail far enough but I now know exactly where I need to go next time. I don’t think I can call my exploration a fail as I was able to capture these images along the canal.

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Trail Bridge

Trail Bridge
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/160s, 12mm, f/16, ISO 200

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Canal West

Canal West
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/50s, 12mm, f/16, ISO 200

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Canal East

Canal East
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/60s, 12mm, f/16, ISO 200

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Past the Bench

Past the Bench
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/160s, 12mm, f/16, ISO 200

Mornin’ Cindy

Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

When I was in Walt Disney World in October my most anticipated day was the Friday I was going to the Magic Kingdom once I realized it opened early and I would be in the park about thirty minutes before sunrise. I had visions of the sunrise over the castle as I stand on the bridge between the hub and Liberty Square. I’ve seen other photographer’s images of this view and I was excited to get my own version. It did not matter to me how early I would need to get up in order to be at the park for that opening.

It was a small shot to my overall mood to discover as I arrived at the park that an early morning fog had settled over my kingdom. I was a little upset but I can only complain slightly as the conditions did allow for one of my favorite castle pictures to date (Pre-Dawn Cindy). Another blow to my mood once I had captured this colorful front view of the castle was the realization that the bridge to Liberty Square was not open during the extra magic hour which granted me this pre-dawn access. Even though I might have been missing out on my castle sunrise due to the fog I thought a good consolation prize would be a reflected view of the colorful castle.

Not to be a big pouting baby, I ran around the park grabbing as many images as I could before sunrise. Eventually the sun managed to burn through the fog and by the normal park opening the bridge into Liberty Square was open. I was able to grab an image of the castle, not the one I envisioned but I think I made it work for me…

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Mornin' Cindy

Mornin’ Cindy
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {1/40, 1/80 & 1/200s bracket}, 12mm, f/16, ISO 200