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

Deserted Beach

Delta Lake State Park

Yet another one from my excursion to Delta Lake State Park. Views like this just can’t happen during the summer unless you are in a boat! I suppose after the last few days there is no ice left on the lake. Temps are suppose to return to normal by Monday.

Deserted Beach Nikon D5100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/250s, 32mm, f/11, ISO 200

Deserted Beach
Nikon D5100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/250s, 32mm, f/11, ISO 200