Green Lakes State Park
Yesterday was a friend’s birthday. I decided a few weeks ago I would take the day off and bring her a couple of pictures. As the weekend approached I thought she might take the day off from work but I knew a few people who could put them on her desk so she would have something when she returned. I kept to my plan. Presents successfully delivered.
Now, what to do with the rest of the day. Considering my friend is from my previous job out in Syracuse I had a lot of possibilities. I ended up going to a few of the state parks on my way back home. Although I thought I might run into a little rain as the sky was starting to cloud over, I managed to avoid any water falling (except for a waterfall or two… ). I started with my old lunch time stomping ground while I worked in Syracuse, the Old Erie Canal Park in DeWitt. Second on my park tour was Green Lakes State Park and I ended with a recurring favorite, Chittenango Falls State Park. I thought of a few others but my stomach was calling for food and I had a few errands to run back home.
There have been a lot of improvements at Green Lakes State Park since my last visit. I really like what they have been doing. As I walked around the lake I found some kayaks stacked and ready to rent. They added a great ‘pop’ of color to this serene view of the swimming area. I’m going to have to remember this park as the leaves turn colors this fall…
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/30s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200
Future World, Epcot, Walt Disney World
Red Earth Sunset
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/800s, 23mm, f/9, ISO 400
Through the Glass – TTG01
Saturday was supposed to have occasional rain. I read that as there would be some good cloud representation in the sky for the sunrise. It also meant I could put off doing the laundry for a day, but that is a different story. I hadn’t been up to Hinckley Reservoir in a couple of months. I wasn’t positive there would be anything worth photographing but it isn’t far and definitely worth the drive. I also knew there are plenty of rocks near the dam and I wanted to play with the Lensball again. I think everything worked out well for me…
Sunrise Through the Glass
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/125s, 14mm, f/11, ISO 800
Bellamy Harbor Park, Rome, NY
I’m sure a big portion of my reasons for always going to Bellamy Harbor Park is the distance from my house. I can be here in fifteen minutes. But, it is also a great location for sunrise/sunset images as the canal is aligned East to West and as the sun traverses the seasons it will rise/set in different areas of the park. I suppose it doesn’t hurt that I’m a fan of water, reflections and silhouettes in my images…
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/50s, 17mm, f/11, ISO 200