Family

Floral, Daisy

Oh, you might have survived this year’s dandelion phase but now the daisies are here!

Mid-morning yesterday I drove over to the Mohawk River trail parking area in the Griffiss Industrial Park to explore any new blossoms. I had spotted some new additions while driving back from the grocery store Friday evening and wanted to get out of the apartment before the weather turned. Much to my surprise, one whole bank along the trail was covered in daisies. I will apologize now…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Family

Family
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/2000s, f/2.8, ISO 200

 

Open

Squared – SQ143
In The Yard – ITY67

  

MLCreations Photography: Squared &emdash; Open

Open
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/500s, f/2.8, ISO 100

 

Head Shot

In The Yard – ITY65
Dandelion

  

MLCreations Photography: Monochrome &emdash; Head Shot

Head Shot
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/160s, f/5.6, ISO 200

 

Escape

In The Yard – ITY64

At times I am an opportunistic photographer, maybe all photographers are to a certain degree. The sky was blue most of the day and it was going to be a bright sunset. I wasn’t decided on where I should go to catch the last of the light when I noticed the yard had dandelions starting to seed. Well, that changed everything.

The macro lens was still on the camera and there were pockets of sunlight streaking through the trees. I didn’t have to give it a second thought… yard exploring it was! I can imagine my fellow residents of the apartment complex were curious as to why this mad man was crawling around the yard on his knees photographing the weeds. 🙂

This image was the first subject I found. I loved the look of one seed caught while trying to escape. The wind was not quit enough to allow it its freedom. Patience rules as it awaits the next strong breeze…

  

MLCreations Photography: Monochrome &emdash; Escape

Escape
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/125s, f/2.8, ISO 200

 

Dandelion Shine

Dandelion
In The Yard – ITY62
 

I know, most people view them as a weed, but I see them as a never ending source for my photography. I will admit I was a little excited when I noticed the dandelions sprouting up in the grass outside my front door. As soon as I was done with work yesterday, I switched the camera over to the macro lens and stepped outside.

  

MLCreations Photography: Monochrome &emdash; Dandelion Shine

Dandelion Shine
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/160s, f/5.6, ISO 200

 

Dam Dreams

Delta Lake Dam

Last Saturday was a beautiful day and I was not about to sit on my butt all day. Around mid-morning I took off with the camera in search of pictures. My adventure started with flowers but eventually I found myself heading toward Delta Lake. My initial thought was to walk the trails in the state park but upon seeing the water flowing over the dam I stopped to explore the opposite side of Delta Lake.

It has been a while since I last photographed the dam. It was an often used destination when I started on my photographic journey and I’m not exactly positive why I have not been back. Although I would prefer capturing images with more green in the trees, I could not pass up the water flowing over the dam. I made a full circle tour of the area grabbing images from every view. Even with a wonderful blue sky I felt this series looked better in monochrome…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Dam Dreams 1

Dam Dreams 1
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/200s, 19mm, f/11, ISO 200

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Dam Dreams 2

Dam Dreams 2
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/250s, 14mm, f/11, ISO 200

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Dam Dreasm 3

Dam Dreams 3
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/320s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Dam Dreams 4

Dam Dreams 4
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/100s, 14mm, f/11, ISO 200

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Dam Dreams 5

Dam Dreams 5
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/250s, 25mm, f/11, ISO 200

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Dam Dreams 6

Dam Dreams 6
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/320s, 14mm, f/11, ISO 200