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Union Station, Utica, NY

Another look at the beautiful interior of Union Station in Utica, NY. There is a lot in this image that I like. At first there is an impression of symmetry but as you explore the space you see it is broken up in multiple ways. I’m a big fan of the repetition of the various elements in this image as well as the leading lines. And who wouldn’t like the detail in those marble columns?


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Please Sit Down

Please Sit Down
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200



Union Station, Utica, NY

Credit for me wandering down to Union Station on Saturday should go to Sandy Roe of Photos at 1020. I saw her image from the same corner of the station on the @ocnewyork Instagram account and wanted to get some pics of my own. The detail inside the station is absolutely incredible. Between the marble and architectural detail you tend to stand and stare as soon as you walk inside. I also liked the blue from the clouds outside highlighting the windows. A very nice balance to the predominately yellow theme of the interior.

I opted to go for a panoramic image rather than switch to my wide angle lens. I wasn’t confident how much I could capture and I was curious what the distortion would do to the view… I actually like it. This is a five image series in portrait orientation merged in Lightroom and processed as a single image with Aurora HDR.


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Daybreak

Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1.3s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200


Twisted Rooster

Chesterfield, MI

Spending a couple of days in Chesterfield, Michigan visiting a supplier of my company.  Decided to try a new place (at least new to me) for dinner, the Twisted Rooster.  A local to Michigan chain the boasts Michigan micro brewery beers on tap and the best mac & cheese.  Well at the suggestion of the waitress I tried the Bellaire Brown and got a side of the mac & cheese with my Reuben.  Both were great!  I grabbed this image on my way back to the hotel…


Twisted Rooster

Winter Campus

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

I am pretty sure these images were influenced by my reading of Our National Parks this week. It might seem cliché for me to admire Ansel Adams, being the iconic landscape photographer, but I truly enjoy his images and have learned quite a lot about photographing light by studying his images.  The one big take away for me every time I look at his images is that shadows are just as important as the highlights.

On Thursday my daughter usually gets out of class early and I rush over right around 4pm to pick her up from campus.  One of her friends has another class at 6pm and she usually spends the in-between time with her.  Me getting to campus too quick just doesn’t work for them, so this Thursday with the warmer temps and beautiful blue sky I spent an hour roaming the campus with my camera.  It was a win-win…  🙂


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Student Center

Student Center
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/1000s, 17mm, f/8, ISO 200


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Cayan Library

Cayan Library
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/160s, 12mm, f/8, ISO 200


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Wildcat Field House

Wildcat Field House
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/400s, 25mm, f/8, ISO 200