Running Through

Delta Lake State Park

You stick with what you know, or maybe in this case, where you can get to. I ran up to Delta Lake after work yesterday. The weather was great, the temperatures were definitely better than a few days ago, and I had stayed inside all day Sunday and needed to stretch my legs.

It is amazing to me how quickly a place can change. The image I posted yesterday with the layer of open water was captured on Friday. The lake is now frozen over (mostly). I would not venture out onto the ice, especially as I heard it creaking and cracking as I explored for images. I’m assuming the quick change has more to do with the wind than it does with the temperature. Once the water was calm the temperature was able to go to work.

It was another good night at Delta. I grabbed a few of my standard winter images, i.e., the lonely bench isolated with the sun setting in the background, more silhouetted trees and of course, open water reflections. I am drawn to a good reflection. It does intrigue me to see an underground stream pop out through the sand and makes its way to the lake. The water level is still very low and this particular stream would have been in five feet of water at normal levels.

Processing this image this morning had me thinking of another Haiku, actually the first one I wrote after that trip to Philadelphia. Although Delta Lake is convenient the feelings of the words fit for me…

Photographer

Alone in the car
The journey to see a new
A sunset afar

 

Running Through
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/80s, 14mm, f/11, ISO 100

White Blanket

Monochrome
Haiku

It was snowing a little on Sunday, not enough for much accumulation but it did place an image in my head. I didn’t have anything recently but I searched through my library and found the appropriate image from 2017 where I trekked up to the Egypt Road Trails near Boonville. I wanted an image to go with another attempt at being creative…
 

White Blanket

Frozen water falls
The animals take shelter
A blanket for all

 

White Blanket
Olympus E-M1 Mark I, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/1000s, 28mm, f/5.6, ISO 200

Idyllic

Monochrome
Haiku

Yesterday was a very long day. I drove down to Philadelphia to deliver a dresser for my daughter. I also had to bring back a load of stuff to store for her. It was almost ten hours of driving. I left around 5am and returned by 6:30pm. I’m a little tired today.

I listened to the Classic Vinyl station on SiriusXM most of the way. I’ll admit there was some singing, well, I’m not exactly sure what you would call what I do, but it helps on the long drives. Apparently, my mind wanders, sometimes to places I’m not sure how it got to. After I got home I let out a little creative(?) steam… this is the result.

Idyllic

Along the river
Stepping on protruding rocks
Feet wet, body shivers

And this is the type of image that was in my head at the time, from a trip last August to the Mulholland Wildflower Preserve in Ithaca.

 

Idyllic
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 2.5s, 15mm, f/11, ISO 100

 

I’m pretty positive there is more rambling around in my head, I’ll have to explore and see where it takes me…