Gliding By

Monorail Monday
Epcot, Walt Disney World

  

MLCreations Photography: WDW in B&W &emdash; Gliding By

Gliding By
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, 1/400s, f/9, ISO 400

 

Pour Spout

Oil Can Project – OCP18

Going to the 40th Annual Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts was good for me in a couple of ways. The most obvious being I was able to support a few artists and bring home more art to hang on my walls (I need to make room first, LOL). I’ll share what I purchased in a later post. I also was able to see what other artists are doing and that always gets my mind thinking (which doesn’t happen often enough).

The best result of my field trip to Remsen is I pulled out my “studio” setup and attempted to photograph a few more items for my Oil Can Project. I tried to go with a natural light setup due to the nice windows upstairs in my apartment but I still need to work a few things out. The session was not a total washout. I salvaged a nice image of an old oil can pour spout. I remember my Grandpa using one of these back when I was a lot younger.

  

MLCreations Photography: Oil Can Project &emdash; Pour Spout

Pour Spout
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 3.2s, 34mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Bazaar Night

Morocco Pavilion, World Showcase
Epcot, Walt Disney World

During my Summer trip to Walt Disney World it rained a lot. Not the normal, twenty minute, afternoon Florida rain, it rained! Not every day was a wash out, but my first day at Epcot saw torrential rains starting at 3:30pm lasting through the night. Although I enjoyed my visit with a friend that night, we were soaked! It also did not allow for any night exploring with the camera.

The next morning I changed my plans and went back to Epcot. I was determined to explore that park with my newly acquired wide-angle lens. After the fireworks, I got down to business. While most guests were heading toward the exits, I was making my way to all the pavilions on my list. Morocco was near the top. The details you can find in this pavilion are amazing.

My first image had to be of Koutoubia minaret. I have tried in recent years to get an acceptable image but this time I had a few extra degrees of view with the wide-angle lens. I wanted to stay on landscape mode and capture more of the pavilion rather than portrait mode with only the minaret. I believe it works better in this orientation to create a better sense of location.

The lighting and colors of this area are beautiful, but it is the details I wanted to capture. I processed this one as a B&W HDR image to allow those details to shine through. Explore this image. Look at the patterns cast by the lights, the details of the stone work and the intricacy of the tiles. I ate lunch at the table near the base of the minaret so I could soak in all the details on display.

  

MLCreations Photography: WDW in B&W &emdash; Bazaar Night

Bazaar Night
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 9-18mm f/4-5.6, {2.5, 5 & 10s bracket}, 9mm, f/8, ISO 200