Slipping Under

Squared – SQ117
Delta Lake State Park


MLCreations Photography: Squared &emdash; Slipping Under

Slipping Under
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/80s, 40mm, f/16, ISO 100



Taiko Drummers, Japan Pavilion, Epcot

The more I travel to Walt Disney World the more I realize how much I enjoy the entertainment available throughout the theme parks. The rides are great, but the human performers make the whole experience even better for me. The Matsuriza ensemble in the Japan Pavilion is one of those acts which is a must see. They are a traditional Taiko Drumming troupe that can be heard half way around World Showcase when they are performing. Needless to say, I stop every time to watch the show…


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Matsuriza I

Matsuriza I
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R, 1/250s, 78mm, f/4.7, ISO 400


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Matsuriza II

Matsuriza II
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R, 1/250s, 108mm, f/5.1, ISO 400


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Matsuriza III

Matsuriza III
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R, 1/320s, 89mm, f/4.9, ISO 400

Hello Autumn

Big Brook Creek

Sunday was another unusually warm day here in Upstate NY so rather than do all the yard work I should have been doing I decided to go looking for images. There is a place about five minutes from my house where two creeks come together and I can get some nice little waterfall images as well as great water flow images. The sun was higher than normal in the sky as I generally try to go prior to sunset. Yesterday I went exploring around 1pm.

This helped me with this image as the higher sun provided great light on the autumn leaves but it hurt me on my waterfall images. Too many bright spots on the water. Even with the ND filters I didn’t come home with many images I was happy with. It didn’t really matter though, getting out with the camera was all the fun I needed.


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Hello Autumn

Hello Autumn
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/4s, 29mm, f/16, ISO 100

Boardwalk Morning Redo

Boardwalk, Crescent Lake, Walt Disney World

Being at Walt Disney World for a week is always therapeutic for me, at least in part. I love being in the parks and soaking up the Disney atmosphere. I don’t always enjoy the company. I stayed at the Beach Club again which allows me numerous opportunities to photograph around Crescent Lake. It also got me looking at my previous captures of that area. I have a few favorites from a trip on 2014 but the more I look at them the more I realize I would process them differently. They now seems a little dark and contrasty to me. Maybe it is due to learning new techniques or maybe my “look” has changed for my images. Either way I decided to re-process my Boardwalk Morning image.

This is the original HDR image I created back in 2014.


MLCreations Photography: Around WDW &emdash; Boardwalk Morning

Boardalk Morning
Nikon D5100, Tokina 12-28mm f/4, {1/13, 1/6, 1/3 & 0.6s bracket}, 12mm, f/16, ISO 100


To me the shadows feel a little too dark, I used more contrast than I am currently using and the colors are off. I re-ran the same bracket through the Aurora HDR program and processed the resulting HDR image through ON1 Photo Effects. Too me the new image is brighter, more morning friendly and represents the feel I get when I am in this area of Disney.  It may not be that way for everyone as I am sure my feelings for Disney affect how I see this image.


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Boardwalk Morning - Redo

Boardwalk Morning Redo


I am curious to know your thoughts and my second attempt…