Reflecting Trees

Delta Lake State Park

I went up to Delta Lake for the sunset. The park was practically empty. I walked up and down the beach getting interesting images of the setting sun. I even climbed the twelve foot high pile of sand at the one end of the beach for a unique view of the area.

When the sun was gone and I had my memory card loaded with images, I packed up my equipment and headed back home. At the stop sign near the front offices I looked over my right shoulder for one last look at the color in the sky. The reflection of the trees in the water was amazing. Well, now I had to pull over…

Reflecting Trees
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/10s, 16mm, f/11, ISO 400

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

Falling Down

Chittenango Falls State Park

Although the gorge trail was closed at the park, I wanted to capture the intensity of the waterfall which precipitated the reason for the closure. I worked my way over to the eastern side of the park in the hopes a view would present itself. I had to let go of my usual behavior when capturing images in order to capture as much of the waterfall as possible through the trees.

This isn’t the most water I have ever seen at this park but it is enough to feel the power of the water as it cascades down into the gorge. I still want to straighten this image out but I’m forcing myself to leave it alone. I better post this before I change my mind…

Falling Down
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 0.3s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

Spring Hustle

Chittenango Fall State Park

It was a beautiful day yesterday, a little too bright for waterfalls actually, but I didn’t care.  I would make it work.  I went to Chittenango Falls State Park.  I didn’t think I needed to check the website, I should have…  the gorge trail was still closed.  There went my plan for a majestic waterfall picture.  I managed to spend some time playing in the creek…

Spring Hustle

Spring Hustle
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/5s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 100

Summer Prep

Delta Lake State Park

It had been about a week since I last saw Delta Lake.  When I drove by last weekend on my way to Pixley Falls the water level was still low.  I was amazed to see the lake “full” again.  One week!  It only took a week to bring the lake back to a normal level.  That is a lot of water.

It was a fairly nice evening and I was a little surprised there were not more people in the park.  I’m not complaining, I prefer to have it to myself, but still surprised.  I had almost an hour until the sun set which allowed me to walk around and attempt to be creative.  Doesn’t always work.

I liked this view with the picnic tables.  The way the sun highlighted the tables to the long shadows cast on the sand.  Soon this beach will be occupied for the summer, but for now it is still mine…

Summer Prep

Summer Prep
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-100mm f/4, 1/400s, 16mm, f/11, ISO 200