Although I really wanted to sleep a little longer, I got moving early enough yesterday to walk around Crescent Lake for pictures. This is literally the first image I grabbed. As I was walking toward the Yacht Club, as soon as I crested on the bridge over the waterway I stopped and setup the tripod. I couldn’t resist that sky!
I spent the next 45 minutes before the sun showed itself photographing the area around the lake. It is generally a good time to be out. Only a few people are out and about this early. There is minimal activity on the lake and if the wind is low you can get great reflections. There will be more images coming…
Although yesterday morning was colder than Saturday’s evening I ventured down to Bellamy Harbor to capture the sunrise. Another cloudless outing, which to be honest, feels a little boring as far as an image goes. I walked to the edge of the canal next to the flow control gates to get my typical morning view of the harbor. I grabbed a few images and wasn’t necessarily “feeling it” so I headed back toward the car. About half way back I stopped to see if I was missing anything and realized this is the view I wanted. Some natural framing to the harbor added some interest to my image. The morning was not a complete wash…
Natural Framing Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 5s, 14mm, f/11, ISO 200
Saturday is generally chore day. Laundry if needed, groceries, cleaning, etc. I’m not fanatic about it, but I like to get as much out of the way as early as possible. Laundry was complete and I was waiting for diner down the street to open for breakfast. After I top off the tank I go get my groceries. A full stomach is best as it minimizes the “extras” that come home when I shop on an empty stomach.
In between the laundry and breakfast I drove down to Bellamy Harbor for the sunrise. We received six to eight inches of fluffy snow last night and I wanted to capture the park before the white blanket was disturbed. A few more clouds would have been preferred but the serenity of this view was exactly what I was hoping to capture.
Bellamy Winter View Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-100mm f/4, 1/25s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200
I realized what the appeal of Bellamy Harbor is for me, consistency. Don’t get me wrong, the unexpected is fun, trying something different is exciting but there are times when we need a little consistency. I know I can stop at the park at any time and find something interesting. Although not much actually changes the mood and feeling of the place is as fluid as the water flowing through the canal. This isn’t a particularly exciting image but it is a calm, consistent start to the new year.
Consistency Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/30s, 25mm, f/11, ISO 100