Midday Walk

Mohawk River Trail

Late yesterday morning was a good time for a walk. It was warm but not hot with a small breeze to cool you off when needed. I thought another walk along the Mohawk River Trail would do me good. I packed a few lenses into a small messenger bag and headed out. There was no specific destination for this walk, the walk itself was the goal.

Before I even reached the start of the trail I decided I was going to capture as much as I could with the camera. When I started playing with cameras a few years ago I would capture images of everything. Now I have it in my head that every has be something I would print and hang on my wall. I don’t play with the camera as mush as I used to do when I was beginning. On this walk walk, if it caught my eye, I would photograph it and put it into a post.

I started with macro lens. The beginning of the trail does not have many scenic views but typically provides many opportunities for macro images. I slowed down my walk and let every color or spot of light have my focus. Little details most people would walk past deserved a look through the lens.

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Midday Walk - I

Midday Walk – I
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/400s, f/2.8, ISO 200

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Midday Walk - II

Midday Walk – II
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/1250s, f/2.8, ISO 200

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Midday Walk - III

Midday Walk – III
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/1000s, f/2.8, ISO 200

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Midday Walk - IV

Midday Walk – IV
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-100mm f/4, 1/1250s, 38mm, f/5.6, ISO 200

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Midday Walk - V

Midday Walk – V
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/1000s, f/2.8, ISO 200

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Midday Walk - VI

Midday Walk – VI
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/250s, f/2.8, ISO 200

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Midday Walk - VIII

Midday Walk – VIII
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/640s, f/2.8, ISO 200

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Midday Walk - IX

Midday Walk – IX
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-100mm f/4, 1/250s, 25mm, f/5.6, ISO 200

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Midday Walk - X

Midday Walk – X
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-100mm f/4, 1/400s, 15mm, f/2.8, ISO 200

The Light Behind

Robert H. Treman State Park

  

MLCreations Photography: Robert H. Treman &emdash; The Light Behind

The Light Behind
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/6d, 14mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Sunset Halo

Delta Lake State Park

It was an on again, off again kinda day… at least as far as the rain was concerned. It wasn’t very motivating for me, but then again, maybe it was the best excuse to do nothing. I suppose I was looking for those excuses too! I jumped in the car after dinner and headed up to Delta Lake, even if there were no images to be found, the sound of the water hitting the shore would do me good.

I went earlier than necessary for the sunset but it allowed me to sit on a rock in a quiet area along the shore and soak it all in. It was good. It was the recharge I needed. The beach was a little crowded so I walked along the trails searching for unique views. I found a few but I guess the walk was what I needed more than capturing a different image. As the sun slipped closer to the horizon I worked my way along the shore back to the beach area.

I was rewarded with a great sunset of the sun peeking out from behind some clouds near the horizon. I know I have a tendency to shoot into the sun and this one was not going to be any different. Rather than do a couple of captures, one were I block the sun with my finger to remove the flare I pointed the camera right into it. If you center the sun in the view the sunspots will disappear and depending on the lens, and the conditions, you can create a halo flare around the sun. I got the halo…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Sunset Halo

Sunset Halo
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-100mm f/4, 1/60s, 44mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Sundown

Delta Lake State Park

The park is only minutes away from my apartment. I use it as my “go to” spot when I need to get outside after dinner. The simplicity of the area is misleading, but I rarely come without an image I want to share.

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Sundown

Sundown
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/100s, 14mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Through the Stratum

Gorge Trail, Buttermilk Falls State Park

  

MLCreations Photography: Buttermilk Falls &emdash; Through the Stratum

Through the Stratum
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 5s, 16mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Walk Up, Fall Down

Gorge Trail, Buttermilk Falls State Park

  

MLCreations Photography: Buttermilk Falls &emdash; Walk Up, Fall Down

Walk Up, Fall Down
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 4s, 21mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Old Mill Summer

Robert H. Treman State Park

This is probably an often overlooked waterfall for visitors to Robert Treman park. It isn’t the iconic Lucifer Falls or the chute view at the start of the gorge trail. It is tucked behind the old mill next to the parking lot in the upper section of the park. I can see a lot of people intent on getting into the gorge never noticing this view. I’ll admit, my visit visit to the park, this waterfall was totally missed…

  

MLCreations Photography: Robert H. Treman &emdash; Old Mill Summer

Old Mill Summer
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 0.8s, 21mm, f/11, ISO 200