Leading Left

Delta Lake State Park

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Leading Left

Leading Left
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/100s, 17mm, f/11, ISO 100

 

Winter Glass

Delta Lake State Park

I did forewarn everyone a few posts earlier that there would be an image from Saturday’s sunset with the Lensball. Walking around the upper picnic area at Delta Lake I found a tree stump with a rounded, crusty mound of snow that was the perfect perch for the Lensball. I wanted to capture the trees with the setting sun. I have always been fascinated with the silhouetted shape of trees in the winter. As much as I love the Autumn colors, the stark profile of the bare tree against a colorful background manages to pull me in every time.

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Winter Glass

Winter Glass
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/40s, 40mm, f/11, ISO 100

 

Different World

Squared – SQ139

An old article on Digital Photography School popped up in my stream the other day and it got me to do a little experimenting of my own. The article “How to Create Abstract Photos with Oil and Water and a Little Dish Soap” struck the right chord with me and Sunday morning after my normal routine was completed I dragged out the needed equipment to play.

It is not as easy as the article leads you to believe. I few wrong turns and a quick washing session for the glass plate before I started to get a few images I was happy to capture. Before I try again I need to get a few more colorful backgrounds. I also need a couple more eye-droppers in order to make placing the various liquids easier. Overall, I had fun and that was the best part…

  

MLCreations Photography: Squared &emdash; Different World

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

Winter Streaks

Delta Lake State Park

Saturday morning was too cold for me. It was eight below zero and although it looked like it was going to be a good sunrise, I did not want to venture out into that temperature. If the cloudy sky prediction of the weather apps was only half right the conditions were possibly going to be better at sunset. All day long the sun shone down and slowly warmed everything up. And, as predicted, the clouds started to roll in toward the late afternoon.

Luckily for me it was not a completely cloudy sky. The temperature had worked its way up to twenty six and I was in the mood for a sunset. I drove up to Delta Lake in search of anything interesting. At least this time I remembered to grab the Lensball and I was able to find a few interesting views with my glass sphere. There might be a few of those images popping into my stream later.

With only a few minutes left until sunset I worked my way back to the beach entrance thinking of calling it a night. As I stopped and chatted with a family who was there enjoying the sunset, I spotted a few small breaks in the ice. I must have looked like a mad man as I tried to run toward the lake and hopefully my opportunity for a winter reflection. I don’t believe you can look graceful running in shin deep snow with a backpack on and a tripod in your hands.

It was totally worth it! The sun is seconds away from disappearing below the horizon, the clouds played their part perfectly and the colors are amazing. Never stop looking for your next image, it is closer than you think…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Winter Streaks

Winter Streaks
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/25s, 24mm, f/11, ISO 100

 

The Three Amigos

Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Syracuse, NY

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; The Three Amigos

The Three Amigos
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R, 1/500s, 40mm, f/5.6, ISO 800

 

Please Sit Down

Union Station, Utica, NY

Another look at the beautiful interior of Union Station in Utica, NY. There is a lot in this image that I like. At first there is an impression of symmetry but as you explore the space you see it is broken up in multiple ways. I’m a big fan of the repetition of the various elements in this image as well as the leading lines. And who wouldn’t like the detail in those marble columns?

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Please Sit Down

Please Sit Down
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200