Environmental Education

Green Lakes State Park

The first park I explored last weekend was Green Lakes State Park out in Fayetteville, NY. The early morning light did not do the namesake water its proper justice but I could not resist the way the trees were reflecting. I captured the view of the environmental education building from across the lake as the morning sun did its thing…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Environmental Education

Environmental Education
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/25s, 21mm, f/11, ISO 100

 

Autumn at Pixley

Pixley Falls State Park

 

MLCreations Photography: Pixley Falls &emdash; One From the Side

One From the Side
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/5s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

MLCreations Photography: Pixley Falls &emdash; Leaves Fall

Leaves Fall
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 8s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

MLCreations Photography: Pixley Falls &emdash; Through the Rocks

Through the Rocks
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 8s, 12mm, f/10, ISO 200

Autumn Reflected

Big Brook Creek

I figured this weekend was the last hurrah for autumn colors. According to the foliage map most of NY State was near peak or beyond. Saturday morning was spent exploring a few state parks and the same plan was in affect for Sunday. The amount of fog threw me off Sunday morning. It put a short damper on my pans although I suppose it would have been worth the drive a little later in the morning.

I ended up following my morning routine for a Sunday with the breakfast and grocery route. Once that was done I spent a few hours at the house painting. By noon the sun was shining bright and the urge to capture more colors overtook me. I headed North along route 46 to hit my favorite section of Big Brook Creek along with Pixley Falls State Park. Both provided me the autumn colors I was looking to capture.

In Big Brook Creek I found a few pools of water to play with reflections. At first, it was straight up finding the best angle to place the camera and search out an interesting foreground subject. But once I brought out the Lensball, the concept of autumn colors in reflection jumped up a level. Here is the best one I found…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Autumn Reflected

Autumn Reflected
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 2.5s, 23mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Autumn Falls at Chittenango

Chittenango Falls State Park

I spent Saturday morning chasing autumn colors and a few of the near-by state parks. I started the day at Green Lakes, passed through Pools Brook and finally made my way to Chittenango Falls. The morning sun and sky was starting to give way to the approaching clouds which was going to ruin any hopes of a blue backdrop to my images. Still, I was there for the autumn colors and attempted to capture what I images I could find…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Thoughts of Fall

Thoughts of Fall
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/10s, 15mm, f/11, ISO 100

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Autumn Falls at Chittenango

Autumn Falls at Chittenango
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {1/4, 1/5, 1/8, 1/13, 1/25 & 1/50s bracket}, 14mm, f/11, ISO 100

Walking the Canal

Old Erie Canal Park, DeWitt, NY

It felt like I hadn’t been there in forever, which, surprisingly was most of the summer. I went for a walk during lunch earlier in the week at the Old Erie Canal Park near work. I was thinking I would be able to find a little autumn color and luckily I hadn’t missed it. The day was absolutely beautiful with the right amount of cloud cover to provide the right light for my images. Truthfully, it was hard to go back to work…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Midday Walk

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

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Autumn Along the Canal

Autumn Along the Canal
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/200s, 34mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Aerial Clayton

Clayton, NY

My friend Justin has a drone. Lately we have been talking about capturing images with it and how to use it to create high dynamic range (HDR) pictures. He had the opportunity this past weekend to explore the area around Clayton, NY while his wife was busy being a bridesmaid. It’s not as bad as it sounds. He wasn’t a part of all the festivities over the weekend which allowed him to fly around in the mornings. He was there for the important evens.

He let me import all his images into Lightroom so I could show him what can be done with all those exposure brackets he captured. We reviewed all the pics during lunch but last night I went to town and processed a few of my favorites (there are more still to work on). Justin doesn’t claim to be a photographer but he has a damn good eye…

   

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Channel Marker

Channel Marker

   

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Wake Up!

Wake Up!

   

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; On the Rise

On the Rise

   

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Welcome to Clayton

Welcome to Clayton

   

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Rolling In

Rolling In

Delta Setting

Delta Lake State Park

A quick, short run up to Delta Lake for the sunset yields a few interesting images. This late in the season the park is mostly deserted which, to be truthful, is how I enjoy it best. The water level is a little low allowing me to walk the shoreline looking for different views. I tried to be a little creative with the last image combining an in focus view with one intentionally out of focus. My attempt at something dreamy

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Delta Setting

Delta Setting
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {1/5, 1/15, 1/50 & 1/160s bracket}, 16mm, f/11, ISO 200

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Seclusion

Seclusion
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/250s, 32mm, f/11, ISO 200

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Dreaming in Color

Dreaming in Color
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/80s, 29mm, f/11, ISO 200