Field of Blue

Art
midday, macro

The original forecast for Sunday was rain. Nothing torrential but I thought it would be a slow, steady drizzle most of the day. Sunday was also my chore day as I ended up having to go to work on Saturday. So, laundry first thing, then breakfast at the diner down the street and groceries.

Around 11am it looked like the rain was not going to happen until later in the day, if at all. I packed up the camera and went searching for spring flowers. My first stop yielded a few daffodils and the image below. A little research has me believing these are glories of the snow. Help from the more floral aware would be appreciated.

Field of Blue
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/800s, f/2.8, ISO 200

Once I knew there were flowers to be found I drove over to the Griffiss Sculpture Garden on the old air base in Rome and walked the trails. I did find a few more subjects to photograph and had a really good time stretching my legs. I was looking for patterns and textures as well as as the signs of spring. Toward the end of my walk the sky was darkening and I knew I better get back to the car before the rain started.

I was in an artistic mood as I processed this image. The shallow depth of field and lite, pastel colors pushed me toward converting this one to a painterly image. I do like the effect…

Beginnings

Squared – SQ156
midday, macro

First chance to walk around the building at work looking for the color green. Not exactly green but it is a sign that Spring renewal has begun…

Beginnings
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/5000s, f/2.8, ISO 200

Burden

Monochrome Winter
Midday, Macro

Although the morning was full of snow the afternoon was bright and sunny. I took the opportunity to walk around the building during lunch to explore the winter landscape. With the wind blowing the snow off the roof and the plow still working on clearing the parking lot my exploring was cut a little short. I did manage to capture a few snow covered survivors…

 

Burden
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/1250s, f/2.8, ISO 100

Embrace Me

The Little Things – TLT013
Midday, Macro

I can’t believe it has been two weeks since my last excursion with the camera. I wish I could say it was all due to the weather but I had a pile of images to process and I wasn’t too enthused to brave the dropping temperatures. But yesterday, was a beautiful afternoon. The temperatures in Syracuse around lunch time were inching up toward 50 degrees. I had been shut-in at work all week so when the opportunity arose, I grabbed the macro lens and went for a walk around the building. It was rejuvenating!

 

Embrace Me
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/2500s, f/2.8, ISO 200

I Alone

The Little Things – TLT012
Midday, Macro

 

I Alone
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/500s, f/2.8, ISO 200