Face the Day

In The Yard – ITY46
Squared – SQ125

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Face the Day

Face the Day
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/800s, f/2.8, ISO 200

 

Morning’s Light

Big Bend, Letchworth State Park

I was running around the Big Bend area of Letchworth State Park for quite a while on Saturday. There were so many views to capture. I knew as soon as the sun rose above the horizon I would have another set of images to capture. I followed the stone safety wall further into a wooded area and found this view as the sun was peeking around the gorge wall. I’ll say it again… definitely worth getting up early and the three hour drive.

  

MLCreations Photography: Letchworth &emdash; Morning's Light

Morning’s Light
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/10s, 15mm, f/16, ISO 200

 

Hangin’ Low

Letchworth State Park

I’m not positive about the early bird but if I want to catch a sunrise at Letchworth State Park I know I have to get up pretty early. It is a three hour drive from my house and with the sunrise at 5:30am I decided to set the alarm for 1:30am and be on the road by 2am. It was so worth it!

The colors in the sky before sunrise were absolutely beautiful. There was barely anyone on the road or in the park this early so I had the place to myself. My first destination was Big Bend. This section of the park can be viewed from multiple locations but I was shooting for the observation area next to the Castile entrance. As I drove toward my goal I noticed a car pulled off to the side of the road. When I was even with the car I caught the view of the gorge and quickly changed my plan.

The car was another photographer who was more of an early bird than me. He was already set up and his camera was taking a time-lapse sequence. We exchanged good mornings and I went about getting a few images. As you can see in the image, there was a few low clouds near the base of the gorge and the sky was on fire. This view justified the early morning alarm and the three hour drive.

I posted on a few of my social media sites a quick phone image of this view but it did not do it any justice. I’ll be posting more as I process the “keepers” from my early morning excursion to the Grand Canyon of the East.

  

MLCreations Photography: Letchworth &emdash; Hangin' Low

Hangin’ Low
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1s, 20mm, f/11, ISO 200

Coy

In The Yard – ITY45

Oh, you are so in trouble! If you thought I went overboard with the dandelions, wait until you see me with the daisies. I was standing in the kitchen working on my dinner when I noticed small white spots out in the pasture behind the house. At first I thought dandelions, but no, too white… daisies!

As soon as dinner was done I grabbed the camera with the macro lens and walked out into the field to find me some daisies. As luck would have it, even the wind died down for me. Mother Nature was obviously on my side or she is a fan of my daisy pictures. Either way, the hunt was on… and the summer of overloaded daisy pictures has begun.

  

MLCreations Photography: Floral &emdash; Coy

Coy
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/320s, f/4, ISO 200

Fall Into Swirl

Taughannock Falls State Park

  

MLCreations Photography: Taughannock Falls &emdash; Fall Into Swirl

Fall Into Swirl
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 4s, 16mm, f/11, ISO 64

 

Holding On

In The Yard – ITY44
Squared – SQ124

  

MLCreations Photography: Squared &emdash; Holding On

Holding On
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/200s, 40mm, f/4, ISO 400

 

Up and Over

Cascadilla Gorge Trail, Ithaca, NY

The first time I visited the Cascadilla Gorge Trail it was in the process of being renovated. This point in the trail was as far as you could hike as the stairs were being rebuilt. I didn’t think much of this location until my trip to Ithaca two weeks ago. I wanted to explore a different area rather than re-walk familiar ground… OK, I didn’t want to hike Robert Treman State Park. That hike always kills me. There I said it, are you happy?

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Up and Over

Up and Over
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/6s, 40mm, f/16, ISO 64