Union Station, Utica, NY
Credit for me wandering down to Union Station on Saturday should go to Sandy Roe of Photos at 1020. I saw her image from the same corner of the station on the @ocnewyork Instagram account and wanted to get some pics of my own. The detail inside the station is absolutely incredible. Between the marble and architectural detail you tend to stand and stare as soon as you walk inside. I also liked the blue from the clouds outside highlighting the windows. A very nice balance to the predominately yellow theme of the interior.
I opted to go for a panoramic image rather than switch to my wide angle lens. I wasn’t confident how much I could capture and I was curious what the distortion would do to the view… I actually like it. This is a five image series in portrait orientation merged in Lightroom and processed as a single image with Aurora HDR.
Bellamy Harbor Park, Rome, NY
My timing could not have been any better yesterday morning. I went down to the barge canal at Bellamy Harbor to capture the sunrise. There were still some clouds in the sky and with the sun still a half hour away from making an appearance I was able to capture a panoramic view of the harbor that goes from a night scene to a sunrise scene.
I generally try to shoot my panoramics in portrait mode. With the harbor having quite a large viewing angle I needed 9 individual shots to create this image. Lightroom does a really good job at stitching the pano together. Once I had what I wanted it was a few minor adjustments and tweaks to achieve my results.
Bellamy Harbor Park
There was no sunrise on Sunday but there was plenty of moody goodness at Bellamy Harbor Park in Rome, NY. The scene definitely lent itself to a monochrome processing treatment. I also could’t resist a panoramic view as the entire area was worth capturing.
Delta Lake State Park
I wish I could blame the Mother Nature for my lack of photography lately. Although she has contributed with this constant drizzle I have been a little busy (or is the four letter word lazy). Either way, it felt good to venture out last night with the camera. Nothing too crazy, a quick trip up to my old stand-by, Delta Lake State Park for the sunset. Or, what might have been a sunset if a front wasn’t passing through my area.
I promise, the sun was out and shining when I left the house. The ten minute drive saw my hopes for a view of the sun disappear behind the clouds but it did present an interesting big picture view. I worked a few different scenes as the official time for the sunset approached. I was lucky. There was no wind and it created an amazingly calm lake which provided great reflections.
As I was leaving the beach area I stopped to enjoy the view one last time. I couldn’t help myself. The view was begging for a nice panoramic image. In the sand, it only took me a few minutes to level the tripod so I could rotate the head and capture my set. Seven images later I was confident I captured what I needed. Lightroom does a fantastic job merging the images into a single picture. A quick process through Luminar and I had my autumn image of Delta Lake.
Big Bend, Letchworth State Park
I have probably droned on about my trip to Letchworth State Park a little too much but I am still processing all the amazing views I was able to capture. This early bird managed to catch a lot of worms that morning. There was barely a breeze in the air and I was able to capture a beautiful panoramic view of the Big Bend area of the park. The Genesee River does a complete about face and in early June, the sunrise is right behind the opposite wall of the gorge.
This is a six image panoramic captured about 15 minutes after the official sunrise. The sun was above the horizon but still behind the gorge wall. Luckily for me, the few clouds in the sky collected the early light and helped paint the sky for me. I couldn’t help but stand and enjoy the show.
Bellamy Harbor Park, Rome, NY
After spending a few days in California for work (without my camera) I needed to get my photography fix on. Saturday morning was looking like I might be able to find a sunrise. Even though Mother Nature has been teasing us with Spring it was still only 30 degrees out by the time the sun was suppose to debut. I headed over to Bellamy Harbor Park in Rome to get a glimpse of the morning color. I was not disappointed. Here is Bellamy in Orange…
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…