Delta Lake State Park
When I was at Delta Lake the other night capturing the sunset there was another photographer on the beach. She had the best location and I tried to wait for her to grab the images she wanted before I interrupted but she was exploring a lot of different angles in that spot. I eventually realized she was not going to be done before the sun slipped away so I chanced walking up to her to see if I could share her location. She graciously agreed there was plenty of beach for both of us.
We chatted a little as we both went about our process. She was working on some long exposure images and I realized the conditions were ripe for doing so. For the last few captures, I threw my 4-stop ND filter in front of the lens and stretched the exposure out to 2.5 seconds. It was enough to smooth most of the water and create a nice mirror-like reflection of the sunset.
I photograph this section of Delta Lake quite often, some could say a lot! Maybe it is the easy access, maybe it is the direction of the sunset that makes it so easy. Either way, I never get tired of seeing this view, especially when there are a few lingering clouds in the sky to add a layer of color. I’m beginning to think orange and blue are my go to colors… 🙂
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 12mm, 2.5s, f/16, ISO 64
West Canada Creek
Saturday was an interesting day. Overcast, temps hovering above freezing but rather calm. As the morning wore on the sun tried to make an appearance and there would be pockets of sunshine. It was the perfect day to go play in the creek!
I waited until almost lunch time hoping to combine the trip to the creek with a visit to foothills Mercantile, the consignment store where I found some of my oil cans. I was trying to find another one or maybe an old can of oil. I’m thinking it would be cool to have some cans to use as background for the images. I didn’t find any cans of oil but I did pick up another oil can. More on that later…
I did have a good time playing in the West Canada Creek. The flow of water was not so much as to obscure any dynamic action in the water. I didn’t want a trickle but a heavy volume is almost as bad as very little water. I used my telephoto lens to capture some great detail out in the middle of the creek. I think I spent an hour exploring both sides around the Morgan’s Mill Dam area in Trenton Falls. It was a good day!
as time goes by…
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R, 1/3s, 74mm, f/16, ISO 100
Juno Beach, Florida
Well, I’m back in Florida! It seems like only yesterday that I was in the sunshine state. Although that moniker leaves a little to be desired as I have been fighting the wind and the rain since I arrived. I needed to fly down so I could help my Mom drive back to New York. I decided to spend a few days exploring the Treasure Coast and maybe even a small stop at Disney before I head over to my Mom’s place.
The last time I explored the East Coast of FL I made it as far as Jupiter. This time I booked a room at Juno Beach as I have seen some amazing pics from this area. Even though the weather has not been cooperating I have done a few location scouting for the next time I can make it down this far along the coast. My first morning was spent fighting the wind and ocean spray to grab some images of Juno Beach Pier. This one is during the morning blue hour about forty minutes before the official sunrise.
Juno Beach Pier
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 20s, 17mm, f/16, ISO 800
Imagination Pavilion, Epcot
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 5s, 20mm, f/16, ISO 400