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

Sunset Low

Delta Lake State Park

The extremely low water level at Delta Lake has created a strip of land from the boat launch area out into the lake. I walked to the very tip of this exposed peninsula to capture the sunset yesterday evening. There was still quite a lot of activity on the lake in the last 30 minutes before sundown. I was able to shoot between the boats, jet skis, and kayaks to get the sun as it disappeared into the clouds at the horizon. It wasn’t as quiet out in the lake as I would have liked but the view was totally worth it…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Sunset Low

Sunset Low
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/100s, 13mm, f/11, ISO 100

 

Low Water Reveals

Delta Lake State Park

It was another beautiful evening at Delta Lake. A little crowded for my liking, but it isn’t like I can kick them out, right? I can’t kick them out? No, I know, I can’t. It would have been a perfect sunset to capture the trees on the point in the corner of the beach area but it looked like a family had taken up residence there so I searched for a different view.

The extremely low water level has exposed quite a lot of the shoreline. Normally, the big rock in this image is barely visible in the water. The water in the lake will not be back to normal until next Spring. I’m hoping for another good sunset today and maybe if I’m lucky there will not be anyone out on the point. I would love another capture of those trees backlit by the sunset.

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Low Water Reveals

Low Water Reveals
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-100mm f/4, 1/125s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200