Low Bridge

Bellamy Harbor Park

Saturday morning was another opportunity for a sunrise picture before the craziness of yard sale weekend was to begin. I jumped down to my ‘go to’ place in Rome about an hour before sunrise. I told myself I would explore more of Bellamy Harbor Park this morning rather than setup in my normal spot and capture one or two images.

I started with the safe image, the wide angle view of the harbor (actually, the spot along the barge canal where the Mohawk River enters) from the West bank near the flow control gates. There was an unusual calm on the water which really helped with the long exposure images. There was also a low fog across the water that I wanted to capture.

I walked along the trail heading East toward the Mill St. bridge. I didn’t really have a plan, but I knew an image would present itself. There is a section along the canal where you can get closer to the water. This allowed me to setup low and use the wooden boat bumpers to lead the eye toward the bridge. The low perspective also highlighted the fog on the surface of the water. I knew I had my morning image.

I walked further along the trail but the sun was approaching the horizon and the color was draining from the sky. It was time to head back and setup for the yard sale. At least the start of the day was fruitful… traffic past the yard sale would determine if the rest of the day was productive.

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Low Bridge

Low Bridge
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 9-18mm f/4-5.6, {1.6, 3.2 & 5s bracket}, 18mm, f/11, ISO 100

 

Light & Shade

Buttermilk Falls State Park

  

MLCreations Photography: Buttermilk Falls &emdash; Light & Shade

Light & Shade
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {1/13, 1/4, 0.6 & 1s bracket}, 32mm, f/11, ISO 100

 

Layers

Buttermilk Falls State Park

  

MLCreations Photography: Buttermilk Falls &emdash; Layers

Layers
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {1/50, 1/13, 1/3, 1 & 2s bracket}, 12mm, f/11, ISO 100

 

Closing Time

Rome, NY

After photographing the beautiful sunrise on Sunday I went to the other extreme on Monday night, photographing building after sunset. I’ve had this thought for some images of building at night and last night was the perfect one to try it out. Luckily, the new place is within walking distance of a few good ones to practice on. I walked down the street after 9pm and set up in front of a few buildings with various lighting conditions to work out what I would need to capture. I think I still have a little more work to do and to be honest the post-processing on this one took a turn I didn’t expect… I like it as an HDR monochrome image. We’ll have to see how the next ones go…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Closing Time

Closing Time
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {2.5, 6 & 15s bracket}, 22mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Let It Fall

Watkins Glen State Park

I’m going to stick with the images I captured at Watkins Glen recently. Here is a different view of Rainbow Falls. This isn’t the classic take on this section of the gorge but a more personal look at the stone bridge as you look through the falls coming down the side of the gorge. I was trying to show how wet you can get when the water is really flowing…

  

MLCreations Photography: Watkins Glen &emdash; Let It Fall

Let It Fall
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {2, 0.8, 1/4, 1/10 & 1/40s bracket}, 17mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

192 Causeway

Geiger Point, Melbourne, FL

I ended my vacation where I started it, at Geiger Point next to the 192 causeway in Melbourne, FL. It was a great holiday vacation! The weather was fantastic. The Airbnb rental was amazing. I had a relaxing time with family and still managed to get out and photograph the sunrise and sunsets every day. It doesn’t get any better than that…

This image is a three exposure, HDR creation. I probably could have processed the +1EV image but I didn’t want to have to push the highlights and shadows too far to achieve the look I envisioned. I wanted to include the detail of the rocks in the foreground and with them being severely backlit, it was a good excuse to blend a few exposures. I have been using Aurora HDR by Skylum and it has allowed me to effortlessly blend any number of exposures into a great image. Typically, I only need to due a few post-processing tweaks after I create the HDR version of my image.

  

MLCreations Photography: Florida &emdash; 192 Causeway

192 Causeway
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {6, 13 & 25s bracket}, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Tiki Light

WDW in B&W – WBW22

  

MLCreations Photography: WDW in B&W &emdash; Tiki Light

Tiki Light
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {4, 10 & 20s bracket}, 15mm, f/16, ISO 800