Only When Needed

Delta Lake State Park

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Only When Needed

Only When Needed
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {1/5, 1/10 & 1/20s bracket}, 19mm, f/16, ISO 200

 

That Which is Revealed

Delta Lake State Park

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; That Which is Revealed

That Which is Revealed
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/25s, 27mm, f/16, ISO 200

 

Summer Lost

Delta Lake State Park

Labor Day weekend typically marks the end of the summer season at Delta Lake State Park. I’ll be going up to the 1000 Islands area of New York today for a wedding and will miss the annual bonfire on the beach but I did manage to get over to the park and capture a beautiful sunset image. The swimming goggles appear to have been washed up on the shore and they felt like a good statement for the image. Although there have not been a lot of people at the park when I go to find a sunset, after this weekend there will be even less. Next stop… Autumn.

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Summer Lost

Summer Lost
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/13s, 17mm, f/16, ISO 200

Small Stack, Big Falls

Chittenango Falls State Park

  

MLCreations Photography: Chittenango Falls &emdash; Small Stack, Big Falls

Small Stack, Big Falls
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {1/4, 0.6, 1.3 & 2.5s bracket}, 16mm, f/11, ISO 64

 

Green Lakes Rescue

Green Lakes State Park

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Green Lakes Rescue

Green Lakes Rescue
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/80s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 400

Kayak Anyone?

Green Lakes State Park

Yesterday was a friend’s birthday. I decided a few weeks ago I would take the day off and bring her a couple of pictures. As the weekend approached I thought she might take the day off from work but I knew a few people who could put them on her desk so she would have something when she returned. I kept to my plan. Presents successfully delivered.

Now, what to do with the rest of the day. Considering my friend is from my previous job out in Syracuse I had a lot of possibilities. I ended up going to a few of the state parks on my way back home. Although I thought I might run into a little rain as the sky was starting to cloud over, I managed to avoid any water falling (except for a waterfall or two… ). I started with my old lunch time stomping ground while I worked in Syracuse, the Old Erie Canal Park in DeWitt. Second on my park tour was Green Lakes State Park and I ended with a recurring favorite, Chittenango Falls State Park. I thought of a few others but my stomach was calling for food and I had a few errands to run back home.

There have been a lot of improvements at Green Lakes State Park since my last visit. I really like what they have been doing. As I walked around the lake I found some kayaks stacked and ready to rent. They added a great ‘pop’ of color to this serene view of the swimming area. I’m going to have to remember this park as the leaves turn colors this fall…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Kayak Anyone?

Kayak Anyone?
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/30s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

Over the Edge

Pixley Falls State Park

I have to admit that I am a fan of processing my waterfall images as black & whites. To me, there is something clean and simple about the result that I really like. Today I am back at Pixley Falls (well, actually, I was there two weeks ago) with another image of the namesake waterfall. This view is slightly from the side which gives a good view of the water rushing over the edge rocks.

Waterfall images are all about the look of the falling water. You want a slow enough shutter to achieve the silky water look but still fast enough to retain definition in the flow. I don’t want it to be a blur of white, I want to be able to see the water.

  

MLCreations Photography: Pixley Falls &emdash; Over the Edge

Over the Edge
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 0.8s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 64