Passing Storm

Delta Lake State Park

It was quite the day yesterday. Headed out early to visit my son in Albany. He doesn’t work until 11:45am and the plan was to take him to breakfast. There were a couple of reasons for the nicety… his mom had his Easter basket, and his sister had some belated birthday presents. There was a trip to the mall involved and even a stop for lunch (we had left the boy by then).

The drive home was not bad except we drove into the rain that was predicted for this weekend. I’m OK with the rain as long as the temperature remains normal. I thought the day was pretty much a wash. About an hour before sunset the rain broke and the sun made a few attempts at breaking through the clouds. I couldn’t resist the opportunity. I grabbed my stuff and headed over to Delta Lake State Park.

I wandered about looking for images and the last image I tried for was a very long exposure (50 seconds) to attempt to capture the movement of the clouds. I don’t think it turned out too bad…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Passing Storm

Passing Storm
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 50s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

Fort Gratiot Lighthouse

USCG Station, Fort Gratiot, Port Huron, Michigan

Yesterday I shared my after dinner image of the USCG Cutter Hollyhock. Today I present the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse. The lighthouse is North of the Blue Water Bridge at the active U.S. Coast Guard station Fort Gratiot. Before we headed to dinner on Thurday we walked down to the St. Clair river at Lighthouse Park. I was able to capture these images of the lighthouse and surrounding station buildings as the sun was starting to drop below the clouds.

The walk from the parking lot to the beach did not give away the cold wind blowing that evening. I grabbed as many pictures as I could before we started back. It was then we realized are light jackets were not enough in the face of the wind now blowing directly into us. It made for a quicker pace back to the car.

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Fort Gratiot I

Fort Gratiot I
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/160s, 14mm, f/16, ISO 200

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Fort Gratiot II

Fort Gratiot II
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/100s, 27mm, f/16, ISO 200

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Fort Gratiot III

Fort Gratiot III
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/125s, 18mm, f/16, ISO 200

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Fort Gratiot IV

Fort Gratiot IV
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/125s, 24mm, f/16, ISO 200

Hollyhock

Port Huron, Michigan

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock stationed in Port Huron, Michigan with the Blue Water Bridge into Canada in the background. After a long day at a supplier’s building on Thursday we drove up to Port Huron for dinner with a friend. After dinner I was able to get down to the St. Clair river and get this blue hour image of the Hollyhock docked for the night. Too bad it was probably my last trip to this area as the supplier is closing and our business with them will be done in a matter of weeks.

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Hollyhock

Hollyhock
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 25s, 16mm, f/8, ISO 400