Still Waiting

Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World

Still Waiting – Portfolio Blog

I’m still waiting for Spring to arrive! Snow is on the ground and the temps should top out at 33F today. Great! 🙂

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Still Waiting

Still Waiting
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R, 1/3200s, 100mm, f/5, ISO 400

 

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that which grows

Squared – SQ118
Old Erie Canal Park, DeWitt, NY

that which grows – Portfolio Blog

As I know I have mentioned more times than anyone would like to hear, I’m fortunate to work close to the Old Erie Canal Park in DeWitt, NY. It is my escape from the work day. I can go over during lunch and spend close to an hour getting lost in the creek, under the aqueduct or simply walk the trail along the canal. Even in winter it provides solace during a hectic day. Charges the batteries so the remaining few hours of the work day won’t drag me under. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy where I work, but there are times everyone needs a little peace and quiet.

Often when I go to the park I am looking for the grand landscape view. Most days I can find it. Even though there are limited areas to explore you can find different looks and create a fresh new image. Other days I find my escape by grabbing long exposures of the water under the aqueduct. There is so much detail in the aqueduct structure and the contrast between that and the silky smooth water always fascinates me. Part of the reason I purchased the 10-stop ND filter was to be able to get that long exposure during my retreats to the canal park.

And then, especially in winter, I can find very cool looking details in the creek. I loved how the ice formed on this sprig of a tree branch. I can imagine as the water levels changed or the weight of new snow dipped the branch deeper into the water the ice grew. We are suppose to a patch of warmer weather this weekend. I’ll have to return early next week to see if this chuck of ice survived…

 

MLCreations Photography: Squared &emdash; that which grows

Sunset Ripple

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Another long day at work so after dinner I drove over to Delta Lake State Park for the sunset. I wasn’t sure how the day would end but I know sometimes the act of going out and trying to capture a picture is all I need. I might not come back home with any “keepers”, but the attempt helps me to feel better.

Being after Labor Day, the park is fairly empty and the beach area especially is devoid of many people. I was really working the sunset for all it was worth… wide-angle lens, macro lens and ended the evening with the telephoto lens. This image was capture with the telephoto lens. A fishing boat had passed by at a fairly good rate creating a nice set of ripples on the otherwise glass-like water. I focused on the reflection of the setting sun and the trees to capture this wonderful abstract image.

  

MLCreations Photography: Squared &emdash; Sunset Ripples

Sunset Ripples
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R, 1/140s, 150mm, f/16, ISO 200