Guardian Gone

Delta Lake State Park

Last night was the end of the work week. It was hot, humid and hazy. I thought there would be some great color in the sky at sunset. I drove over to my favorite (and closest state park) for the view. Although there were more people hanging around than I would have liked (don’t they know it is my park around sunset?), I did capture a few great images. It looks like the park upgraded the lifeguard towers. Nice to see they provide the guards some protection from the sun.

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Guardian Gone

Guardian Gone
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/320s, 40mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Listen To It Fall

Buttermilk Falls State Park

  

MLCreations Photography: Buttermilk Falls &emdash; Listen To It Fall

Listen To It Fall
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1s, 25mm, f/16, ISO 64

 

Big Picture

Big Bend, Letchworth State Park

I have probably droned on about my trip to Letchworth State Park a little too much but I am still processing all the amazing views I was able to capture. This early bird managed to catch a lot of worms that morning. There was barely a breeze in the air and I was able to capture a beautiful panoramic view of the Big Bend area of the park. The Genesee River does a complete about face and in early June, the sunrise is right behind the opposite wall of the gorge.

This is a six image panoramic captured about 15 minutes after the official sunrise. The sun was above the horizon but still behind the gorge wall. Luckily for me, the few clouds in the sky collected the early light and helped paint the sky for me. I couldn’t help but stand and enjoy the show.

  

MLCreations Photography: Letchworth &emdash; Big Picture

Big Picture
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/8s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

View From the Top

Inspiration Point, Letchworth State Park

Letchworth State Park is big! The park is roughly 16 miles long. There are numerous areas to explore. Typically I like to be able to get close to the waterfalls but you can not deny the view from Inspiration Point. It is a spot along the gorge wall where you are looking up the Genesee River at Middle and Upper Falls. It is a beautiful scene. I am usually in the park very early for the morning light but one of these days I will have to capture this area at sunset.

  

MLCreations Photography: Letchworth &emdash; View From the Top

View From the Top
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/4s, 40mm, f/16, ISO 64

 

Frosted Glass

Chittenango Falls State Park

  

MLCreations Photography: Chittenango Falls &emdash; Frosted Glass

Frosted Glass
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 0.6s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 64

 

New Bridge

Upper Falls, Letchworth State Park

For today’s post I am back at Letchworth State Park. The bridge over Upper Falls has been replaced and surprisingly, it looks pretty good for a man-made intrusion. You can see the old bridge at this post. With the amount of water in the Genesee river, the mist rising up from the falls created a challenge to keep the front of the lens clear. On the plus side it kept a lot of people from getting too close which gave me plenty of room to setup the tripod… 🙂

  

MLCreations Photography: Letchworth &emdash; New Bridge

New Bridge
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/6s, 17mm, f/16, ISO 64

 

Yesterday’s Falls

Chittenango Falls State Park

About half way down the stairs to the bottom of the gorge at Chittenango Falls State Park there is a small observation area where you can view the waterfall. The local greenery has grown up quite a bit over the years but the view is still pretty cool. Other than the walkway bridge at the bottom this is probably the second best location to grab a picture of the cascading water…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Yesterday's Falls

Yesterday’s Falls
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 64