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


Frozen Picnic

Monochrome Winter
Cedar Bay, Old Erie Canal Park, DeWitt, NY

Frozen Picnic – Portfolio Blog


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Frozen Picnic

Frozen Picnic
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/160s, 14mm, f/16, ISO 200

in which they wait…

Monochrome Winter

I have begun transitioning this blog over to my portfolio website. I created that site almost two years ago due to running out of image space on WordPress. I have still been using WordPress to publish my ramblings but it is time to fully embrace the new site. I will continue to publish on this version of the blog for a while and will maintain it as an archive of my growth over the past several years…

in which they wait – portfolio blog


It was another of those moments yesterday as I traveled to work. I have viewed this scene from the on-ramp to the Thruway for quite a long time. The casino by me built a parking lot for their employees and they would bus them back and forth. I haven’t seen this lot being used in a few years, other than the occasional semi-driver needing to rest.

With the fresh coat of snow and supposedly the full moon (damn overcast skies), I turned the car at the intersection to track down my image. From the moment I spied the three shelters in the parking lot I knew when I eventually stopped to capture the picture, it would end up as a black & white. I have been collecting my B&W winter scenes in a folder called Monochrome Winter. I think it might be time to create that gallery here on this site…


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; in which they wait...

in which they wait…
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 6s, 12mm, f/9, ISO 800


Old Erie Canal Park, DeWitt, NY

To work by 6am, 6 hours of working at the desk in preparation for an audit today, definitely needed to go for a walk during lunch. Although the sky was overcast and there was the constant threat of the drizzle turning into a straight up rain, I headed over to the park around the corner. I wanted another image of the pedestrian bridge over the canal and the best option was to create a panoramic. I turned the camera to portrait orientation and fired off three images to capture the scene. The day was practically monochrome to begin with so this was an obvious processing choice…


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Dreary

Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/15s, 12mm, f/16, ISO 200
3 image, portrait, panorama

Winter Spring

Old Erie Canal Park, DeWitt, NY

Although it was a few days after the official start of Spring, some late season snow covered the park. I was looking for some interesting water flow as the winter melt typically increases the water levels in all the creeks and rivers. I found what I was looking for during lunch at the Old Erie Canal Park in DeWitt but the snow made for some interesting climbing as I attempted to get to the water’s edge. I didn’t fall in (although it was close a couple of times) and I was even able to reach a new position next to the aqueduct. The overcast day combined with my 4-stop ND filter allowed my to slow the shutter speed enough to achieve the motion blur I wanted. I’m thinking the warmer weather heading my way (slightly) will give me more opportunities for my long exposure, water blur pics I enjoy.


MLCreations Photography: Monochrome &emdash; Winter Spring

Ice Cap

Butternut Creek, Old Erie Canal Park

It has been a strange winter to date. We had way more snow than usual during December. We have been experiencing unseasonably higher temperatures in January. Yesterday we had a winter storm warning with lots of nasty weather predicted and I wake up to rain. It probably is still coming as the temps are right around the freezing mark. I should go watch the weather reports before I get ready for work…


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Ice Cap