Reflecting Trees

Delta Lake State Park

I went up to Delta Lake for the sunset. The park was practically empty. I walked up and down the beach getting interesting images of the setting sun. I even climbed the twelve foot high pile of sand at the one end of the beach for a unique view of the area.

When the sun was gone and I had my memory card loaded with images, I packed up my equipment and headed back home. At the stop sign near the front offices I looked over my right shoulder for one last look at the color in the sky. The reflection of the trees in the water was amazing. Well, now I had to pull over…

Reflecting Trees
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/10s, 16mm, f/11, ISO 400

Field of Blue

Art
midday, macro

The original forecast for Sunday was rain. Nothing torrential but I thought it would be a slow, steady drizzle most of the day. Sunday was also my chore day as I ended up having to go to work on Saturday. So, laundry first thing, then breakfast at the diner down the street and groceries.

Around 11am it looked like the rain was not going to happen until later in the day, if at all. I packed up the camera and went searching for spring flowers. My first stop yielded a few daffodils and the image below. A little research has me believing these are glories of the snow. Help from the more floral aware would be appreciated.

Field of Blue
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/800s, f/2.8, ISO 200

Once I knew there were flowers to be found I drove over to the Griffiss Sculpture Garden on the old air base in Rome and walked the trails. I did find a few more subjects to photograph and had a really good time stretching my legs. I was looking for patterns and textures as well as as the signs of spring. Toward the end of my walk the sky was darkening and I knew I better get back to the car before the rain started.

I was in an artistic mood as I processed this image. The shallow depth of field and lite, pastel colors pushed me toward converting this one to a painterly image. I do like the effect…