Winter Streaks

Delta Lake State Park

Saturday morning was too cold for me. It was eight below zero and although it looked like it was going to be a good sunrise, I did not want to venture out into that temperature. If the cloudy sky prediction of the weather apps was only half right the conditions were possibly going to be better at sunset. All day long the sun shone down and slowly warmed everything up. And, as predicted, the clouds started to roll in toward the late afternoon.

Luckily for me it was not a completely cloudy sky. The temperature had worked its way up to twenty six and I was in the mood for a sunset. I drove up to Delta Lake in search of anything interesting. At least this time I remembered to grab the Lensball and I was able to find a few interesting views with my glass sphere. There might be a few of those images popping into my stream later.

With only a few minutes left until sunset I worked my way back to the beach entrance thinking of calling it a night. As I stopped and chatted with a family who was there enjoying the sunset, I spotted a few small breaks in the ice. I must have looked like a mad man as I tried to run toward the lake and hopefully my opportunity for a winter reflection. I don’t believe you can look graceful running in shin deep snow with a backpack on and a tripod in your hands.

It was totally worth it! The sun is seconds away from disappearing below the horizon, the clouds played their part perfectly and the colors are amazing. Never stop looking for your next image, it is closer than you think…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Winter Streaks

Winter Streaks
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/25s, 24mm, f/11, ISO 100

 

Cocoa Beach Morning

Cocoa Beach, FL

Near the end of my holiday vacation in Florida I was able to make it Cocoa Beach. Honestly, it was for the pier at sunrise. I was driving back from dropping my son off at the Orlando airport the previous day and could not believe the colors in the sky. The timing was off as I was unable to get to the coast (Cocoa Beach) before the sun climbed too high into the sky. So I was hoping for the same conditions the next day. They were not as good as I had seen driving but I was able to make do with what I got… 🙂

  

MLCreations Photography: Florida &emdash; Cocoa Beach Morning

Cocoa Beach Morning
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 2.5s, 15mm, f/5.6, ISO 200