Impending

Delta Lake State Park

I spent most of Saturday doing nothing in particular. I attempted to capture the sunrise but a photo worthy view did not materialize. I finally was able to get the last of the “crap” from the garage at the house I sold to the recycling center. I had tubs of household chemicals and old paint cans piled in my garage at the apartment. I stepped out for lunch to enjoy a burger and fries sitting at a picnic table in the warmth of the sun. I played more of my current video game and then decided it was time to see the sunset.

The forecast for Sunday included rain so it should not have surprised me to see the clouds coming in from the south. I hoped they would hold off long enough for me to capture the sun’s departure, but they were moving in too fast for that to happen. All was not lost. There was still some color in the sky and I liked this scene along the beach at Delta Lake.

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Impending

Impending
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-100mm f/4, 1/50s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

The Park

Bellamy Harbor Park

Friday evening I decided to give Bellamy Harbor Park a try for the sunset. I say “try” like I have never been to the park before but we all know I visit often for pictures. I guess the “try” thought is more a concept during my decision process as I was driving out of the parking lot. I didn’t have a definite location in mind but I knew I wanted to be out enjoying the evening, camera in tow, and hopefully I’ll find an interesting view I can use for a post. So, I turned right onto Black River Boulevard and headed to the park rather than left to end up at Delta Lake.

It was a good decision, I have a feeling Delta Lake was a little busier than I typically like when I am trying to grab a few sunset images. That isn’t to say the park didn’t have people, but it was a lot easier to find an unobstructed view. I started at the end of the park where the Mill St. bridge crosses the canal. I typically capture an image of the park and canal from the bridge as it offers a great view of the entire area, especially during a sunset. As I walked up the sidewalk from the parking area the view in the first image caught my eye. The light on the grass and in the trees was begging me to capture it. This is a different view of the park that I have not captured before and I really like how it turned out.

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; The Park

The Park
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/320s, 17mm, f/11, ISO 100

 

The second image ended up being from the bridge as I initially intended but it wasn’t until after I had explored a lot of the park. I tried the bridge prior to the sun dipping below the trees at the far end of the park but without a few more clouds in the sky it was too bright and the reflection off the water was overpowering. Once the sun had set, I walked back to the bridge and was happy to see the bright orange glow in the sky and the backlit clouds hanging over the treeline. This is the image I had in my mind as I was letting the car carry me to the park…

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Orange Slice

Orange Slice
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/40s, 18mm, f/11, ISO 100

Fire & Rescue

Delta Lake State Park

It wasn’t even five minutes after I grabbed this image that the Fire & Rescue team showed up at the lake. I heard from one of the people near the boat launch that a boat had run ashore out around the peninsula. I didn’t hear tat anyone was hurt but the response was impressive. I quickly returned to my car and got out of the way to let the team do their job.

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Fire & Rescue

Fire & Rescue
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/3s, 32mm, f/11, ISO 100