Golden Hour Swamp

Near the Utica Marsh


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Golden Hour Swamp

Golden Hour Swamp
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {1/10, 1/15, 1/25 & 1/50s bracket}, 40mm, f/16, ISO 200


Peace on the Canal

Barge Canal


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Peace on the Canal

Peace on the Canal
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/40s, 40mm, f/16, ISO 200



Pixley Falls State Park

Saturday was a beautiful day. I had already done most of the normal weekend chores before the weekend even started. The laundry was already on the line drying and I was determined not to sit on my butt. Normally when I go up to Pixley Falls State Park it is in the late afternoon. On hot days, there is always a chance people are still in the park and an even better chance that families will be in the water below the falls. It does make it difficult to get a picture.

I changed my tactic! A cool over-night temperature and an early morning run to the park combined to give me an almost people free park. By the time I was ready to leave the throngs of visitors were starting to roll in. And I still had most of the day for other activities. I win!

Although the volume of water coming over the falls was practically perfect to create the beautiful cascading water effect in my long exposure it wasn’t so much as to prevent me from walking out into the middle of the stream for my image. There was only a slight breeze which helped to keep the mist from covering me and the camera as I was capturing this image. This was one of the first images I captured. I’m glad I went straight to the waterfall, another thirty minutes and this area would be busy with people.


MLCreations Photography: Pixley Falls &emdash; Serenity

Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 0.5s, 16mm, f/11, ISO 64


When Water is Low

Delta Lake State Park


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; When Water is Low

When Water is Low
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/100s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200


Guardian Gone

Delta Lake State Park

Last night was the end of the work week. It was hot, humid and hazy. I thought there would be some great color in the sky at sunset. I drove over to my favorite (and closest state park) for the view. Although there were more people hanging around than I would have liked (don’t they know it is my park around sunset?), I did capture a few great images. It looks like the park upgraded the lifeguard towers. Nice to see they provide the guards some protection from the sun.


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Guardian Gone

Guardian Gone
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/320s, 40mm, f/11, ISO 200


Listen To It Fall

Buttermilk Falls State Park


MLCreations Photography: Buttermilk Falls &emdash; Listen To It Fall

Listen To It Fall
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1s, 25mm, f/16, ISO 64


Big Picture

Big Bend, Letchworth State Park

I have probably droned on about my trip to Letchworth State Park a little too much but I am still processing all the amazing views I was able to capture. This early bird managed to catch a lot of worms that morning. There was barely a breeze in the air and I was able to capture a beautiful panoramic view of the Big Bend area of the park. The Genesee River does a complete about face and in early June, the sunrise is right behind the opposite wall of the gorge.

This is a six image panoramic captured about 15 minutes after the official sunrise. The sun was above the horizon but still behind the gorge wall. Luckily for me, the few clouds in the sky collected the early light and helped paint the sky for me. I couldn’t help but stand and enjoy the show.


MLCreations Photography: Letchworth &emdash; Big Picture

Big Picture
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/8s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200