Mobile Bay, Alabama
I’m spending a little more time in Mobile, Alabama this weekend for work. Our only opportunity to get our tasks done was this weekend so I flew in on Friday evening. We had a good day yesterday, accomplishing most of our tasks so I had a little time this morning to get out with the camera (yes, I brought it this time!). If we have a good morning today I might go back to the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park for better quality pics (fingers crossed).
This morning I stopped where Interstate 10 crosses Route 98 in the middle of Mobile Bay. I was hoping for a little more sunrise color in the sky but the clouds had not yet rolled past. You can see a sliver of orange barely above the interstate. It is all good, I do love me some light reflections on water…
10 & 98 Come Together
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 9-18mm f/4-5.6, 40s, 9mm, f/9, ISO 200
Green Lakes State Park
The first park I explored last weekend was Green Lakes State Park out in Fayetteville, NY. The early morning light did not do the namesake water its proper justice but I could not resist the way the trees were reflecting. I captured the view of the environmental education building from across the lake as the morning sun did its thing…
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/25s, 21mm, f/11, ISO 100
Bellamy Harbor Park
My thought the other evening was to jump down to Bellamy Harbor to grab a few images during the sunset. I had a vision of the trees lining the canal starting to change color and I would be able to find a great autumn scene. I forgot to include Mother Nature in my plans. She can be mean at times.
There was a heavy layer of clouds hugging the horizon and as I drove toward the barge canal the sun kept marching into them. Luckily the sky to the East was not obscured and the few clouds present were reflecting the remaining sunlight. The waters of the Barge Canal were fairly calm which allowed for a nice reflection image of the Mill St. bridge.
Mill St. Bridge
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 0.4s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200
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.
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 3.2s, 34mm, f/11, ISO 200
Crescent Lake, Walt Disney World
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 4s, 29mm, f/11, ISO 200
Barge Canal near the Utica Marsh
The other night when I went to the Utica Marsh for the sunset I ended up walking along the barge trail waiting for the sun to get into position. There is a lot of scenery to view along the trail but I am always drawn to the bridges, especially when there is such a great reflection on calm waters.
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/30s, 14mm, f/11, ISO 200