Beginning Ice

Delta Lake State Park

The day was mostly overcast. Sunday is typically errand day, get the groceries, hit a few of the warehouse stores and check out anything interesting. The morning started with breakfast and progressed along as I expected. The only surprise was the emergence of the sun about forty five minutes before sunset. I had been itching to get out with the camera and was not going to let this opportunity slide.

I grabbed everything (including my gloves) and headed out. Once I pulled the car out of the parking lot of the townhouses I realized I would be racing the clouds. The sunshine I was experiencing was through a small crack in the cloud cover. My best bet to photograph anything would be up at Delta Lake. I raced my way there as the sun started playing hide-n-seek.

This image is the first capture as I hit the beach. In a couple of minutes the sun was once again hiding behind the clouds. I ended up playing with the macro lens for a few minutes trying to get some close-ups of patterns in the ice stranded on the beach. The wind was beating on me and I hadn’t factored it in when I chose my clothing for this outing.

On my way back to the car I ran into another photographer. He was having a similar problem as he didn’t bring any gloves but wanted to wait until the sun dropped below the horizon. We stood there talking, mostly about his Pentax K-1. I briefly thought about this camera as it would allow me to use my Dad’s old lenses but since I haven’t been able to convince him to let me buy them I had forgotten about it. He confirmed by original thoughts, it is a great camera. Looks like I’ll be calling Dad soon…

We both stayed for a few more minutes and I grabbed a couple more images. I had to get the obligatory image with the bench in the foreground. Every year I manage to sneak another one into my collection. Eventually the wind won and we both headed to our cars. It was nice to chat with a fellow photographer and hopefully I’ll run into him again…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Beginning Ice

Beginning Ice
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/60s, 16mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Bellamy on the Rise

Bellamy Harbor Park, Rome, NY

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Bellamy on the Rise

Bellamy on the Rise
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 0.4s, 16mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Morning Bench

Bellamy Harbor Park, Rome, NY

My previous post was all the way back on Christmas Eve. I presented a picture of last year’s Christmas Eve morning in FL and fussed about finding a similar scene this year in NY. I did venture out into the morning and I found a scene that works well for Upstate NY. My favorite, close by, go to spot didn’t let me down…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Morning Bench

Morning Bench
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1.3s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

One Year Ago

Palm Bay, FL

It has become a little tradition that we spend the Christmas holiday in Florida. This year it didn’t work out that we could go. I really didn’t think it was a big deal until the time arrived and the timeline images started showing up in my various media streams. Yeah, definitely missing Space Coast this year. This was my morning sunrise last year in Palm Bay. I’m going to head out this morning but I do not believe I will find a similar view…

  

MLCreations Photography: Florida &emdash; One Year Ago

One Year Ago
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {1/4, 0.5, 1 & 2s bracket}, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Dueling Light

Yacht & Beach Club Lighthouse, Crescent Lake, Walt Disney World

  

MLCreations Photography: Around WDW &emdash; Dueling Light

Dueling Light
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/10s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200