Peaceful Bellamy

Bellamy Harbor Park

I passed by the park about 30 minutes prior to the sunset after a nice dinner at the Rail and Canal restaurant. I stopped at Ace Hardware few a few items and when I exited the sky was ablaze! I jumped in the car and drove back to Bellamy Harbor Park hoping I could beat the sunset. I didn’t quite catch the best of the colors but it was worth the stop…


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Peaceful Bellamy

Peaceful Bellamy
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/5s, 27mm, f/16, ISO 100

Something Different

Letchworth State Park

I have been fascinated with the Prisma app for the way I can change a photograph into something different. My issue is the app is only for my phone. I have been working on utilizing Topaz Labs Abstraction plugin which is now incorporated into their Studio 2 program. My hope is I can arrive at an image that looks like a watercolor painting.

This is one of my early attempts. The original image, New Bridge, was captured last year at Letchworth State Park. I still have some refinements to the process I need to try but I think I am getting closer…


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; New Bridge

New Bridge

The Lady of the Lake

Liberty Lighthouse
Chautauqua Lake, Stow, NY


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; The Lady of the Lake

The Lady of the Lake
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 10s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200


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


Through the Haze

Middle & Upper Falls from Inspiration Point
Letchworth State Park


MLCreations Photography: Letchworth &emdash; Through the Haze

Through the Haze
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R, 74mm, 1/40s, f/11, ISO 100


Mist on the Water

Upper Falls, Letchworth State Park

I traveled back home this past weekend to help my mom. Originally it was the weekend I was to meet my daughter at my Mom’s before her last semester at school became too busy. We combined the too agendas.

She came up from West Virginia University and I drove out from Rome. I was able to help my Mom on Friday and then the three of us spent the weekend together. I was also able to get a few images around my hometown.

Late Saturday I decided I would take off early in the morning to catch the sunrise at Letchworth State Park. By early, I mean I left at 3:30am. It is almost a to hour drive to the Castile entrance and I wanted to be able to capture the blue hour with sunrise occurring at 6:30am.

Without a cloud in the sky the actual sunrise was a little boring (clouds add needed drama). I captured a few good images but still need to process them. I managed to stop at the three main falls along the Genesee river although the trail to the foot bridge near Lower Falls was closed. I really liked this image of Upper Falls…


MLCreations Photography: Letchworth &emdash; Mist on the Water

Mist on the water
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/20s, 19mm, f/16, ISO 100