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.
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8, 1/60s, f/2.8, ISO 100
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Magic Kingdom
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/15s, 40mm, f/9, ISO 200
Bellamy Harbor Park, Rome, NY
I left for work a little later than usual yesterday. A combination of long hours the previous day and a restless night of sleep had me dragging my feet out the door. It ended up working out for the best. The pre-sunrise sky was full of color and improving by the minute. I didn’t make it very far on my drive before the car was turning toward Bellamy Harbor Park. I know I grab a lot of images at this park but it is close and the conditions are always to my liking… interesting details, water for a reflection and the sun rising in the background. How could I not stop?
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 2.5s, 18mm, f/11, ISO 200
Harambe, Africa, Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World
It appears to me I enjoyed the images I captured at the Animal Kingdom the most during my last trip. I have been processing those the most lately. In the Spring of 2018 I captured a similar image through this arch but at the opposite end of the day. I really liked the colors I found after the sunset and a little bit of rain. I went with a wider view to include more detail on the arch wall. The original image can be viewed her: Guest House.
Night at the Guest House
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 9-18mm f/4-5.6, 8s, 9mm, f/11, ISO 200
Tree of Life, Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 9-18mm f/4-5.6, 13s, 19mm, f/11, ISO 800
Future World, Epcot, Walt Disney World
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, 1/400s, f/8, ISO 200