Passing Storm

Delta Lake State Park

It was quite the day yesterday. Headed out early to visit my son in Albany. He doesn’t work until 11:45am and the plan was to take him to breakfast. There were a couple of reasons for the nicety… his mom had his Easter basket, and his sister had some belated birthday presents. There was a trip to the mall involved and even a stop for lunch (we had left the boy by then).

The drive home was not bad except we drove into the rain that was predicted for this weekend. I’m OK with the rain as long as the temperature remains normal. I thought the day was pretty much a wash. About an hour before sunset the rain broke and the sun made a few attempts at breaking through the clouds. I couldn’t resist the opportunity. I grabbed my stuff and headed over to Delta Lake State Park.

I wandered about looking for images and the last image I tried for was a very long exposure (50 seconds) to attempt to capture the movement of the clouds. I don’t think it turned out too bad…


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Passing Storm

Passing Storm
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 50s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

Just Around the Riverbend

Walt Disney World

I am seventeen days away from my vacation. Yes, I will be returning to Walt Disney World. It is the International Flower & Garden Festival right now. Time for me to photograph the topiary at Epcot and see the new nighttime show at Animal Kingdom. I guess this post is fair warning that the picture content of my posts will see an increase in WDW images. 🙂


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Docked for the Night

Docked for the Night
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 15s, 17mm, f/16, ISO 200


The image above is the dock area for the rental boats at the Yacht Club resort. Readers may recognize the lighthouse as a favorite subject of mine while I explore WDW. I decided to play with my Topaz Labs Glow software and create a different look for this image. The program allowed me to add a neon glow to the edges of the picture. I reduced the opacity of that glow to allow the original image to show through. I like how it turned out.

The image below is the view of Expedition Everest from the seating area for the Flame Tree Barbecue restaurant. This area in front of Everest is the stage for the new nighttime Rivers of Light show at Animal Kingdom. I’m hoping I will be coming home with some great images of that show! 🙂


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Rivers of Light Stage

Rivers of Light Stage
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 30s, 20mm, f/16, ISO 200