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

 

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