The Light & Dark of It

Onondaga Lake Park

I have driven by the top end of Onondaga Lake Park for as long as I have lived in Central New York. Since I have been doing this photography thing I have been thinking to myself that I need to stop and explore this park. Well, it only took four years for me to make it there…

On Saturday my daughter had the Biology GRE test at Onondaga Community College. Although she has been enjoying her independence with the car I wasn’t sure even I could find my way to the college without some help from the GPS and who wants to fight a drive to an unknown location before a big test? I took the opportunity to go exploring after I dropped her off at the college. I had about four hours to myself, so the expansive park was all mine to explore.  I started at the main entrance off Route 370 just North of Destiny USA.

This image is one of the first views that caught my eye.  I loved the varying shades of blue and the reflection of the trees.  It didn’t hurt to have the stone wall leading toward my subject trees either.  Typically I would have stayed with a landscape orientation but by flipping to portrait I was able to focus in more on the trees and their reflection while using the wall as a contrasting angle and leading line.


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; The Light & Dark of It

The Light & Dark of It
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/200s, 14mm, f/11, ISO 200