Morning Blues

Bellamy Harbor Park, Rome, NY

From my living room window it appeared there was a slight chance I would see some sunrise colors near the horizon on Saturday morning. Due to the impending winter storm set to hit Upstate NY later in the day, my weekend routine was moved up by one day. Breakfast and groceries were on the agenda but I had a few minutes before they would start so I headed to Bellamy Harbor Park for that slight chance. It didn’t materialize but there were still a couple of images to capture…


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Canal Blues

Canal Blues
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 10s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Blue Morning

Blue Morning
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 8s, 31mm, f/11, ISO 200


Trail’s End

Taughannock Falls State Park

All the B&W processing I have been doing lately on my Disney pics had me wondering about a few of my old summer images from a trip to the state parks around Ithaca. I had posted a couple of images of Taughannock Falls after the trip but this particular view seemed to escape my notice. Maybe my current fascination with B&W images has also been fueled by my recent purchase of an Ansel Adams desk calendar… maybe?


MLCreations Photography: Taughannock Falls &emdash; Trail's End

Trail’s End
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {1, 2.5 & 5s bracket}, 13mm, f/11, ISO 64


Morning is Coming

Melbourne, FL


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Morning is Coming

Morning is Coming
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 0.8s, 18mm, f/16, ISO 64



Delta Lake State Park

Although Saturday might have started a little rough as I watched the clouds win the race to the horizon and obscure my sunrise at Hinckley Reservoir, the day as a whole was wonderful. As sunset approached I debated as to which location would provide me the best view, Delta Lake or Bellamy Harbor Park. In the end, after considering the position of the sun at sunset, I chose to go to Delta Lake.

With the stretch of warmer weather we had experienced I did not expect to see as many people as there were out fishing on the lake. I’m not positive if I would have walked out onto the ice. I hugged the shoreline as I positioned myself to capture the setting sun along with some interesting cracks in the ice. Yeah, definitely sure I will not be walking on the ice any time soon.


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Unstable

Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/80s, 15mm, f/11, ISO 200


Peek-A-Boo Sun

Cocoa Beach Pier

I suppose I should make my apologies now. I’m still processing images from my trip to Florida. It is a combination of numerous opportunities for good images and the winter hasn’t settled in here in Upstate NY. I find it hard to go out and photograph when there isn’t a nice layer of white snow covering the brown of late autumn. So for now, you will get a few more Florida images… 🙂

This image is back up at Cocoa Beach. I hung around until the sun broke the horizon. There was a nice layer of clouds low in the sky that I felt would provide some interest as well as catch more of the morning colors. It never hurts to have the pier in silhouette against the sun, nor some nice waves running toward the shore. I almost switched to my telephoto lens but this 40mm top end on my workhorse lens provided the right amount of zoom. Any closer and I think I would have been crowding the frame.


MLCreations Photography: Florida &emdash; Peek-A-Boo Sun

Peek-A-Boo Sun
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/80s, 40mm, f/16, ISO 200


Setting on Abandon

Riverside Park, Indialantic, FL

If I do not have the time or inclination to drive very far for a sunset picture while I’m in Palm Bay, Florida, I have a few “go to” spots that have never let me down. Riverside Park in Indialantic is one of those places. The park is on the Indian River so it is facing West. The 192 Causeway is always in view if I want something with lights after sunset. And there are numerous docks in various states of upkeep to focus my camera on.

Although it was sunset and the sky was very colorful, I loved the look of this dock with the clouds in the sky. To me, the colors where not as important which pushed my decision to process this one as monochrome. This isn’t the first image with this dock. Back in 2015, my first visit to the Melbourne/Palm Bay area I captured Simplicity.


MLCreations Photography: Florida &emdash; Setting on Abandon

Setting on Abandon
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/160s, 23mm, f/11, ISO 200

Overwatch II

Cocoa Beach, FL

It was almost two years to the day when I captured the original image I titled Overwatch at Cocoa Beach, Florida. The conditions two years ago where a little more drastic than I experienced this past December. It was also my first visit to Cocoa Beach and I might have been rushing my compositions.

This year I knew what I wanted to capture and I arrived early enough before sunrise to allow me to take my time. I was more composed and was not running around the beach trying to capture every bright spot my eye could find. My only concern this year was getting the right light.

My expectations were high as I missed an opportunity the day before after dropping my son off at the Orlando airport. The sky was brilliant as I drove East trying to make it to Cocoa Beach before the sun climbed too high above the horizon. I didn’t make it that day but it did steel my resolve to get up early the following morning and talk Mother Nature into putting on another good light show. She must like me… 🙂


MLCreations Photography: Florida &emdash; Overwatch II

Overwatch II
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 10s, 17mm, f/5.6, ISO 200