Environmental Education

Green Lakes State Park

The first park I explored last weekend was Green Lakes State Park out in Fayetteville, NY. The early morning light did not do the namesake water its proper justice but I could not resist the way the trees were reflecting. I captured the view of the environmental education building from across the lake as the morning sun did its thing…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Environmental Education

Environmental Education
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/25s, 21mm, f/11, ISO 100

 

Autumn at Pixley

Pixley Falls State Park

 

MLCreations Photography: Pixley Falls &emdash; One From the Side

One From the Side
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/5s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

MLCreations Photography: Pixley Falls &emdash; Leaves Fall

Leaves Fall
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 8s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

MLCreations Photography: Pixley Falls &emdash; Through the Rocks

Through the Rocks
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 8s, 12mm, f/10, ISO 200

Autumn Reflected

Big Brook Creek

I figured this weekend was the last hurrah for autumn colors. According to the foliage map most of NY State was near peak or beyond. Saturday morning was spent exploring a few state parks and the same plan was in affect for Sunday. The amount of fog threw me off Sunday morning. It put a short damper on my pans although I suppose it would have been worth the drive a little later in the morning.

I ended up following my morning routine for a Sunday with the breakfast and grocery route. Once that was done I spent a few hours at the house painting. By noon the sun was shining bright and the urge to capture more colors overtook me. I headed North along route 46 to hit my favorite section of Big Brook Creek along with Pixley Falls State Park. Both provided me the autumn colors I was looking to capture.

In Big Brook Creek I found a few pools of water to play with reflections. At first, it was straight up finding the best angle to place the camera and search out an interesting foreground subject. But once I brought out the Lensball, the concept of autumn colors in reflection jumped up a level. Here is the best one I found…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Autumn Reflected

Autumn Reflected
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 2.5s, 23mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Autumn Falls at Chittenango

Chittenango Falls State Park

I spent Saturday morning chasing autumn colors and a few of the near-by state parks. I started the day at Green Lakes, passed through Pools Brook and finally made my way to Chittenango Falls. The morning sun and sky was starting to give way to the approaching clouds which was going to ruin any hopes of a blue backdrop to my images. Still, I was there for the autumn colors and attempted to capture what I images I could find…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Thoughts of Fall

Thoughts of Fall
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/10s, 15mm, f/11, ISO 100

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Autumn Falls at Chittenango

Autumn Falls at Chittenango
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {1/4, 1/5, 1/8, 1/13, 1/25 & 1/50s bracket}, 14mm, f/11, ISO 100

Delta Autumn

Delta Lake State Park

I never wanted to rush through the summer. I was happy enjoying the sun filled days and long hours of daylight. But, I can tell you since I spotted the first leaves changing color and dropping to the ground, I have been waiting for the peak of autumn to arrive. In Upstate NY there is a relatively short window of opportunity to grab images of autumn. Typically, I’m in Florida at Walt Disney World during this window but not this year.

I have been enjoying walks along the Old Erie Canal trail at lunch searching for this sections of color reflected in the waters. This weekend I plan to hit a few of the state parks around Central NY as the foliage map indicates near peak/peak conditions throughout most of the state. But last night I ran up to Delta Lake to catch the last 30 minutes of light.

There is a section of the park at the entrance where as the sun sets it will illuminate the trees along the water providing a multitude of photographic goodness. This view checks quite a few boxes, i.e., autumn colored trees, reflections and last night mirror-like water with sun rays. I got lucky too! There was the perfect amount of clouds in the sky. To say I enjoyed the last 30 minutes of the day would be an understatement…

  

MLCreations Photography: Landscapes &emdash; Delta Autumn

Delta Autumn
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/100s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200