Tree Line

Monochrome Winter

Tree Line – Portfolio Blog

After the Sunday chores were completed, i.e., groceries and cleaning, I headed out into winter reborn for a walk along the creek and into the fields behind the house. I’m still trying to determine the quality of the pictures I captured while sloshing through the creek bed but I do like the simplicity of this image. I was walking from the woods back toward the house when the snow covered tree line caught my eye.


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Tree Line

Tree Line
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/160s, 21mm, f/11, ISO 100


Tunnel Vision

Butternut Creek, Old Erie Canal Park, DeWitt, NY

Tunnel Vision – Portfolio Blog

Another creation from my lunch exploration of the Old Erie Canal Park near work last week when we still had some snow. Although the water level was low and it allowed me to get down into the creek, there was some good speed to the water which created the ripples. It was an overcast, winter day so there was nothing of the sky to capture. I am totally in love with the stone work of the aqueduct so I captured a three shot bracket in order to bring out the detail in the shadows. My original plan was to create this image as a B&W, but there was not enough tonal difference between the water and aqueduct and everything turned out the same with this white spot in the middle. I decided to desaturate the image which allowed for the separation of the aqueduct from the water.


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Tunnel Vision

Tunnel Vision
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {1/10, 1/30 & 1/50s bracket}, 18mm, f/16, ISO 200

Come Sit With Me

Bellamy Harbor Park

Come Sit With Me – Portfolio Blog

It might not be the most exciting place in the world, heck, it is a little “harbor” at the bottom of Rome, NY, but in the quiet hours of the morning it can be a very beautiful place to be. I remember when the city added the benches on this side of the park. Not many people venture across the pedestrian bridge. If you do though, you are rewarded with a scene like this.

Sit. Enjoy the morning. Listen… only the sound of water flowing over the spillway. Relax. The day is young…


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Come Sit With Me

Come Sit With Me
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 40s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

Gates of Rome

Barge Canal at Bellamy Harbor Park

Gates of Rome – Portfolio Blog

Bellamy Harbor Park is where the barge canal meets the Mohawk River at the southern end of Rome.  At the western end of the harbor there are water control gates for the canal.  At times I think they intrude on the scenery of the harbor, but on Saturday morning, with a fresh coat of snow, I think they created their own scene.  After I grabbed my wide-angle view of the park I captured a few images of the gates…  the Gates of Rome


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Gates of Rome

Gates of Rome
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 25s, 14mm, f/16, ISO 200


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Gates of Rome II

Gates of Rome II
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 40s, 12mm, f/16, ISO 200

Bellamy Winter

Bellamy Harbor Park, Rome, NY

Bellamy Winter – Portfolio Blog

We received quite a bit of snow last week but the weather forecast for this weekend was rain with freezing rain mixed in. There was a good cover of snow on the landscape and I wanted to photograph Bellamy Harbor Park before the rain washed much of it away. My chances for capturing a sunrise were slim, especially with the call for rain early in the morning, but with a decent cloud cover, the park (and the city) have a glow about them that could produce an interesting image.

I arrived at the park an hour before the official sunrise and I knew immediately I would not be seeing the sun. I put on my snowshoes, mounted the camera to the tripod and traipsed across the snow in search of my pictures. I looked for a few different views for this area (I think I found some) before heading to my favorite spot for the wide angle shot of the harbor. I walked around the park until the “official” sunrise time to confirm I would not be seeing it. With the “no show” of the sun, I packed everything back into the car, stopped for a coffee and headed back home. It was a good morning…


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Bellamy Winter

Bellamy Winter
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 13s, 12mm, f/16, ISO 200

Union Station

Boehlert Transportation Center, Utica, NY

Union Station – Portfolio Blog

Driving back home from my pre-sunrise photography adventure (see yesterday’s post) I couldn’t help but stop at the train station in Utica. As I entered the city from the East, the sun was breaking the horizon and aligning itself with the tracks. All this was clearly illuminated in my rear view mirror. The opportunity was knocking and I had to open the door. I was rewarded with some puddles of water from melting snow (I’m going to assume the use of rock salt to help that process). Water always adds a point of interest, especially when you get low…


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; UnionStation

Union Station
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/40s, 12mm, f/16, ISO 200