Setting on Delta

Delta Lake State Park

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Setting on Delta

Setting on Delta
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/30s, 17mm, f/16, ISO 200

 

No Swimming or Wading

Delta Lake State Park

The first proper sunset of winter. I was being very lazy Sunday afternoon. Sitting on the couch reading while my cat Oliver was staring me down trying to convince me it was time for dinner. The sky caught my eye out the front window and I realized I had a good chance for a nice sunset. There was less than an hour before the sun would drop below the horizon but plenty of time for me to make it to my stand by location, Delta Lake State Park. Poor Oliver would have to wait until I got back…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; No Swimming or Wading

No Swimming or Wading
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/20s, 40mm, f/16, ISO 200

 

Lighthouse on the Rise

Crescent Lake, Walt Disney World

It wasn’t until my fourth morning at the Beach Club that I was able to photograph the sunrise I had been waiting to see. The first morning was covered in fog and didn’t burn off until an hour after sunrise. The next two days were covered in clouds and although I grabbed some images, they were not up to my expectations. The third morning was down right frigid and I refused to venture outside (~38F).

Thursday morning was the one. As soon as I walked out the lobby door I knew the potential for a brilliant sunrise was in the air. There were enough clouds to make the sky interesting and the wind was non-existent. When the first color started to appear I was running all along the waterfront capturing different views of the sunrise. This is the one I liked the best even though it breaks a few of the photography “rules”.

  

MLCreations Photography: Around WDW &emdash; Lighthouse on the Rise

Lighthouse on the Rise
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/4a, 15mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

The Forbidden Mountain

Expedition Everest, Asia, Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; The Forbidden Mountain

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

 

Short Stack

Delta Lake State Park

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Short Stack

Short Stack
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {1/4, 1/8 & 1/15s bracket}, 30mm f/18, ISO 200

 

Big Beach View

Delta Lake State Park

I wish I could blame the Mother Nature for my lack of photography lately. Although she has contributed with this constant drizzle I have been a little busy (or is the four letter word lazy). Either way, it felt good to venture out last night with the camera. Nothing too crazy, a quick trip up to my old stand-by, Delta Lake State Park for the sunset. Or, what might have been a sunset if a front wasn’t passing through my area.

I promise, the sun was out and shining when I left the house. The ten minute drive saw my hopes for a view of the sun disappear behind the clouds but it did present an interesting big picture view. I worked a few different scenes as the official time for the sunset approached. I was lucky. There was no wind and it created an amazingly calm lake which provided great reflections.

As I was leaving the beach area I stopped to enjoy the view one last time. I couldn’t help myself. The view was begging for a nice panoramic image. In the sand, it only took me a few minutes to level the tripod so I could rotate the head and capture my set. Seven images later I was confident I captured what I needed. Lightroom does a fantastic job merging the images into a single picture. A quick process through Luminar and I had my autumn image of Delta Lake.

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Big Beach View

Big Beach View
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/5s, 22mm, f/16, ISO 200

 

Morning Light Art

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel, Clayton, NY

The morning after my friend’s wedding I wandered around the river’s edge before sunrise. My original plan was to spend more time exploring the area but my son was making an unexpected trip home for the day so I grabbed some morning light images and headed home.

I loved the walkway next to the hotel. There was plenty of chalk and anyone/everyone was encouraged to create some art. I tried to capture some of what I found in the morning light. I also wanted to highlight the location of the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel. It is literally, right at the water’s edge. I’m thinking I need to return for more photography… 🙂

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Morning Light Art

Morning Light Art
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 0.3s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 400