Dream of Yesterday

Squared – SQ164
Monochrome, Midday, Macro

The day started off rather cold, somewhere around 25F but as the day progressed the sun worked its magic and by mid-afternoon the temps were at 55F. Definitely time for a walk. I haven’t been out for a walk in quite some time (longer than I care to mention). The Sculpture Garden trails were calling me. As I approached the main parking area I found I was not alone in my desire to enjoy the afternoon warmth. Luckily for me I know where the second parking area is at the opposite end of the trails.

The photo opportunities were a little slim but I enjoyed the walk regardless. Surprisingly, most of the people were enjoying the disc golf course which left the trails fairly people free. I was surprised to find a few small dandelions in the grass along the paths. You know me, I couldn’t resist…

Dream of Yesterday
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/3200s, f/2.8, ISO 200

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Dandelion, Midday, Macro

During my trip to Walt Disney World I averaged roughly 27,000 steps each day. At least that is what my watch recorded. On a busy day at work, one where I’m on the shop floor constantly, I might average 12,000 steps. Sunday I decided to attempt to keep the record going. After the chores where all done, i.e., laundry and groceries, I headed over to the Sculpture Park on the old air base. I didn’t even come close, at the end of the day I had about 10,000 steps.

There is a bright side though, it turned into a dandelion day! Frequent readers know that dandelions are a favorite subject for my macro lens. I found a few more subjects to point the camera at but most of the walk was spent capturing dandelions. It was a great day!

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Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/640s, f/2.8, ISO 100

Snowball?

Squared – SQ154
The Little Things – TLT006

 

Snowball?
Olympus E-M1 Mark III. M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/2000s, f/2.8, ISO 200

We are Searchlights

Midday, Macro

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; We are Searchlights

We are Searchlights
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8, 1/640s, f/5.6, ISO 200

 

Open

Squared – SQ143
In The Yard – ITY67

  

MLCreations Photography: Squared &emdash; Open

Open
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/500s, f/2.8, ISO 100

 

Losing My Head

Dandelion

Saturday was another beautiful day in the Mohawk Valley. After lunch I went for a walk. This time I explored the trail along the Mohawk River going upstream. The round trip is roughly 3.5 miles. It is an easy, tree covered trail that provided plenty of opportunities for my macro lens. Of course, I couldn’t pass by the dandelions.

I really had to fight my normal process on this image. I typically convert the dandelion images to B&W but the soft green background was really making the dandelion head stand out. Considering the subject of this image is actual brown dandelion seeds, the green works as a nice contrast/balance. Don’t get me wrong, I have a B&W version of this image in case I ever change my mind… 🙂

I didn’t realize my dandelion obsession was contagious. My blogging friend Dawn couldn’t pass up an opportunity to photograph these intricate “weeds”. You can read about her adventure here.

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Losing My Head

Losing My Head
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/1250s, f/2.8, ISO 200

 

Head Shot

In The Yard – ITY65
Dandelion

  

MLCreations Photography: Monochrome &emdash; Head Shot

Head Shot
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/160s, f/5.6, ISO 200