Mr. Mutumbo’s

Harambe, Africa, Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World


MLCreations Photography: Animal Kingdom &emdash; Mr. Mutumbo's

Mr. Mutumbo’s
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 0.6s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200


Through the Haze

Middle & Upper Falls from Inspiration Point
Letchworth State Park


MLCreations Photography: Letchworth &emdash; Through the Haze

Through the Haze
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R, 74mm, 1/40s, f/11, ISO 100


Mist on the Water

Upper Falls, Letchworth State Park

I traveled back home this past weekend to help my mom. Originally it was the weekend I was to meet my daughter at my Mom’s before her last semester at school became too busy. We combined the too agendas.

She came up from West Virginia University and I drove out from Rome. I was able to help my Mom on Friday and then the three of us spent the weekend together. I was also able to get a few images around my hometown.

Late Saturday I decided I would take off early in the morning to catch the sunrise at Letchworth State Park. By early, I mean I left at 3:30am. It is almost a to hour drive to the Castile entrance and I wanted to be able to capture the blue hour with sunrise occurring at 6:30am.

Without a cloud in the sky the actual sunrise was a little boring (clouds add needed drama). I captured a few good images but still need to process them. I managed to stop at the three main falls along the Genesee river although the trail to the foot bridge near Lower Falls was closed. I really liked this image of Upper Falls…


MLCreations Photography: Letchworth &emdash; Mist on the Water

Mist on the water
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/20s, 19mm, f/16, ISO 100


Good Morning Bemus Point

Bemus Point from ferry landing in Stow

Although they are still working on the ferry, I wanted a picture of Bemus Point from across the lake in Stow.  Friday morning was a beautiful morning as I watched the sunrise in the rear view mirror on our way to Erie.  I was hoping Saturday morning would be as good.  It didn’t disappoint, but I have to admit Friday was a little more dramatic.  I think I was able to capture a good one…


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Good Morning Bemus Point

Good Morning Bemus Point
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 0.3s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 100


Miss Sunshine

Griffiss Business and Technology Park

I’ve driven past the flowers in the Griffiss Business and Technology Park for quite a few days now. Last evening after dinner I was reading on the couch when the sunshine highlighted a spot outside the window. For whatever reason I thought of the black-eyed susan’s over at the park and knew I had to go get some pictures.

I must have been quite a sight as I crouched next to the flower beds with my camera and tripod in the meridian on Hill road across from the credit union. The sun was low, the light was warm and there was no wind. I couldn’t ask for better conditions.

I played for a while finding different compositions among the various beds of flowers. When I found this lone standout I knew I had to try something different… focus stacking. My camera has a bracketing setup to automatically do the focus stacking for me. I was not completely happy with the combined image the camera created but I was able to bring all the exposures into Photoshop to perform the stack. Other than a couple of minor tweaks to correct a few out of focus areas, Photoshop did a really good job. A few artistic adjusts later and I have a new favorite black-eyed susan image.


MLCreations Photography: Floral &emdash; Miss Sunshine

Miss Sunshine
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8, 1/60s, f/2.8, ISO 100