192 Causeway

Geiger Point, Melbourne, FL

I ended my vacation where I started it, at Geiger Point next to the 192 causeway in Melbourne, FL. It was a great holiday vacation! The weather was fantastic. The Airbnb rental was amazing. I had a relaxing time with family and still managed to get out and photograph the sunrise and sunsets every day. It doesn’t get any better than that…

This image is a three exposure, HDR creation. I probably could have processed the +1EV image but I didn’t want to have to push the highlights and shadows too far to achieve the look I envisioned. I wanted to include the detail of the rocks in the foreground and with them being severely backlit, it was a good excuse to blend a few exposures. I have been using Aurora HDR by Skylum and it has allowed me to effortlessly blend any number of exposures into a great image. Typically, I only need to due a few post-processing tweaks after I create the HDR version of my image.


MLCreations Photography: Florida &emdash; 192 Causeway

192 Causeway
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {6, 13 & 25s bracket}, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200


Tiki Light

WDW in B&W – WBW22


MLCreations Photography: WDW in B&W &emdash; Tiki Light

Tiki Light
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {4, 10 & 20s bracket}, 15mm, f/16, ISO 800


First Light Support

Barge Canal near Bellamy Harbor Park


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; First Light Support

First Light Support
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {1/15, 1/6, 1/3, 0.6s bracket}, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

Golden Hour Swamp

Near the Utica Marsh


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Golden Hour Swamp

Golden Hour Swamp
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {1/10, 1/15, 1/25 & 1/50s bracket}, 40mm, f/16, ISO 200


Spaceship Earth Redo

Future World, Epcot, Walt Disney World

I had been on my photography journey for a little over a year and a half. I graduated from my Point & Shoot to my first DSLR, a Nikon D5100, about a year previous when I learned about a photography event occurring at Walt Disney World in October… Photo Magic 2013. Something so far outside my comfort zone it wasn’t even funny. I signed up anyway. No regrets!

I met a lot of great people. Still follow most of them, and happily, most still follow me. Maybe if I was a more social creature I would have stayed in touch with more of them but I have enjoyed watching everyone’s progression as photographers.

This is an image from one of the last nights of the event. My first attempt at processing this image was not too shabby, but I have learned a lot since then and the tools used to create HDR images have improved as well. I thought the first image was rather soft without much detail. Hopefully, this one improved on all my complaints with the first…


MLCreations Photography: Epcot &emdash; Spaceship Earth Redo

Spaceship Earth Redo
Nikon D5100, Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fish-eye, {1.8, 3.4, 4.8, 10 & 24s bracket}, f/16, ISO 400


Wildlife Endeavours

Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World

Wildlife Endeavours – Portfolio Blog


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Wildlife Endeavours

Wildlife Endeavours
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {0.6, 1.3, 6, 15, 30s bracket}, 12mm, f/11, ISO 400


Shadow over my Dreams

Cinderella Castle, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

Shadow over my Dreams – Portfolio Blog


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Shadow over my Dreams

Shadow over my Dreams
Nikon D5100, Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro DX, {1/50, 1/125 & 1/320s bracket}, 15mm, f/8, ISO 400