Come Back to Me

Delta Lake State Park

After a very interesting day at work where more discussion concerning the next few weeks occurred than actual work, I definitely needed to wander outside with my camera. Even though the sun is setting later due to the spring time adjustment I didn’t leave myself a lot of time, which meant Delta Lake would be my destination for the sunset. I assumed there was more ice melt and I would be able to photograph some reflections. It did not disappoint.

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Come Back to Me

Come Back to Me
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/60s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

Winter Streaks

Delta Lake State Park

Saturday morning was too cold for me. It was eight below zero and although it looked like it was going to be a good sunrise, I did not want to venture out into that temperature. If the cloudy sky prediction of the weather apps was only half right the conditions were possibly going to be better at sunset. All day long the sun shone down and slowly warmed everything up. And, as predicted, the clouds started to roll in toward the late afternoon.

Luckily for me it was not a completely cloudy sky. The temperature had worked its way up to twenty six and I was in the mood for a sunset. I drove up to Delta Lake in search of anything interesting. At least this time I remembered to grab the Lensball and I was able to find a few interesting views with my glass sphere. There might be a few of those images popping into my stream later.

With only a few minutes left until sunset I worked my way back to the beach entrance thinking of calling it a night. As I stopped and chatted with a family who was there enjoying the sunset, I spotted a few small breaks in the ice. I must have looked like a mad man as I tried to run toward the lake and hopefully my opportunity for a winter reflection. I don’t believe you can look graceful running in shin deep snow with a backpack on and a tripod in your hands.

It was totally worth it! The sun is seconds away from disappearing below the horizon, the clouds played their part perfectly and the colors are amazing. Never stop looking for your next image, it is closer than you think…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Winter Streaks

Winter Streaks
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/25s, 24mm, f/11, ISO 100

 

Sunset at Delta

Delta Lake State Park

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Gentle Roll

Gentle Roll
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1.3s, 21mm, f/16, ISO 200

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Low Point

Low Point
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 2.5s, 40mm, f/16, ISO 200

Self Portrait

Delta Lake State Park

The other night I ventured over to Delta Lake State Park. My intent was to purchase the Empire Passport which allows entry into the state parks throughout the year. I was able to get the application and now just need to return to get the pass. It works out that I only have to visit the park close to me 9 times to make the pass worth it. With all the other parks I typically visit during the summer this is a great option for me.

While I was there I thought I might explore a little and then setup for the sunset. I hadn’t realized that it was already mosquito season. I had not come prepared! I was only able to last about an hour before I was eaten alive. I did manage to try something different and capture this self portrait…

Self Portrait Nikon D7100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/320s, 17mm, f/8, ISO 200

Self Portrait
Nikon D7100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/320s, 17mm, f/8, ISO 200

Sunset Snow

Delta Lake State Park

41 degrees! We made it to 41 degrees yesterday. It was glorious! Beautiful sunny day with very little cloud cover and minimal wind. It felt like we were in the tropics. OK, maybe not the tropics but after the sub-zero temperatures this warming up is a welcomed change.

I quickly threw together some dinner for the kids (its a law I have to feed them everyday, right? I mean they are 19 and 22, they should be able to forage for food on their own), grabbed the camera and tripod on my way out the door with Delta Lake State Park my final destination. The snow was way deeper than I have experienced at the park in previous years. I did manage to explore a little but my main goal was the sunset. I had the beach and this view to myself.

Sunset Snow Nikon D7100, Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5, 1/50s, 24mm, f/11, ISO 100

Sunset Snow
Nikon D7100, Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5, 1/50s, 24mm, f/11, ISO 100