Reflections East

Barge Canal at Bellamy Harbor

For today’s image, I am under the Mill St. bridge, which can be seen spanning the Barge Canal in yesterday’s image. Looking east along the canal into the rising sun. The new Hamilton College rowing dock can be seen from this side of the canal. Me, I’m a fan of the reflections… 🙂

Reflections East
Olympus E-M1 MK III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/30s, 22mm, f/11, ISO 200

Favorite Lost

Bellamy Harbor

I know I have said (complained) about this before, but I miss access to my favorite view of Bellamy Harbor. The fence was one thing but the area is not being kept up. I thought the fence was bad enough but letting the grass grow wild prevents even an image through the fence. Yesterday morning’s attempt…

Favorite Lost
Olympus E-M1 MK III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 0.5s, 17mm, f/11, ISO 200

Here is a reminder of what the view use to be… Bellamy Harbor Morning

Breathe It In

Delta Lake State Park

Patience has not always been my strong suit when it comes to photography. Well, let me re-state that… in certain instances I have not exhibited the patience I need to get the image I want. I’ve been known to wait 20+ minutes for the next monorail to pass by at Epcot but tend to leave early when the sun is not done performing at the end of the day.

The other night I almost left after the “Color My Thoughts” image but convinced myself there was more to see. The creative side of the brain won out and I was rewarded with this view as the sun dropped below the horizon. I really liked the calm waters reflecting the hectic display in the sky. And who can argue with those colors… 🙂

Breathe It In
Olympus E-M1 MK III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/30s, 16mm, f/11, ISO 200

Steps of Solitude

Chittenango Falls State Park

I like going to Chittenango Falls because I can explore more than the waterfall. The waterfall is easy. Finding other areas of the park to capture is what is fun. Plus, most visitors only view the falls and the remainder of the park is relatively people free… 🙂

Steps of Solitude
Olympus E-M1 MK III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 2s, 28mm, f/11, ISO 100

Color My Thoughts

Delta Lake State Park

What catches your eye?




Maybe all of the above?

After capturing the panoramic view of the beach at Delta Lake I started to wander around looking for the view that catches my eye. No, not that one… the angle is all wrong, it feels off.

Maybe this one… meh…

Ooohhh! That patch of sky is turning a beautiful color. I bet if I go over that way I can focus on the color.

Yes! Simplistic. Part silhouette, mostly minimalistic, but all about the color…

Color My Thoughts
Olympus E-M1 MK III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/320s, 40mm, f/11, ISO 200

Take it All In

Delta Lake State Park

Stop for a moment and enjoy the view.

Don’t rush off in search of an image.

See what is before you and take it all in…

Those were the first thoughts running through my mind as I stepped out onto the beach at Delta Lake State Park yesterday evening. I haven’t been to this park in four months. The last time I was here there was still ice piled up on the beach. It was a beautiful evening and I took a minute to enjoy it.

It was a rare moment at the park during the summer to have the beach to myself. There are little signs other visitors are around but when I arrived the beach and water were empty. The clouds were moving into the area and the sky presented an array of colors. Naturally I thought it best to capture a panoramic view so everyone else could enjoy what was before me.

I stayed for an hour as the sun and clouds played tag across the sky. I definitely have more images to share…

Take It All In
Olympus E-M1 MK III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/80s, 25mm, f/11, ISO 200, 7 image panorama