Bellamy Harbor Park
I realized what the appeal of Bellamy Harbor is for me, consistency. Don’t get me wrong, the unexpected is fun, trying something different is exciting but there are times when we need a little consistency. I know I can stop at the park at any time and find something interesting. Although not much actually changes the mood and feeling of the place is as fluid as the water flowing through the canal. This isn’t a particularly exciting image but it is a calm, consistent start to the new year.
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/30s, 25mm, f/11, ISO 100
Delta Lake Dam
The image a couple of days ago was down at the water’s edge in front of the canal aqueduct. This is the big view of the damn as scene from the bridge over the river. As much as I like the dam, I’m more fascinated by the aqueduct. When building the dam, there still needed to be a way for the Black River Canal to be accessible so a series of locks was built on the right side of the dam and the aqueduct was constructed over the Mohawk River. I found this image on the Low Bridge Production website.
Low Bridge Production
It would have been something to see this canal in operation. It has been close to a hundred years since there was travel on the Black River Canal. At least I can still explore this area and show a glimpse of the interesting history.
A Way Through
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/20s, 15mm, f/11, ISO 200
Delta Lake Dam
I was asked yesterday about the titles of my images. I generally add a title that conveys a feeling or a thought about the image. Not always, but generally. For some images the title is in my head as I compose and before I activate the shutter. Others come to me as I am processing the image. Today’s image spooked me a little.
After I set the title in Lightroom and exported the image I was asked if I wanted to over-write the existing file. I searched through my blog posts and found the original image titled Holding Back from 2012. When I opened up the post I was surprised by the subject. I guess my mind is still working the same way eight years later.
I’m certain the meaning of the image eight years ago is different than the one I’m posting today. Today’s image sums up a nagging feeling I am a little settled. I’m not a fan of change, although, in the past few years I have experienced some big ones. There are a couple more I want to pursue, changes, that is but I haven’t focused on them yet… I know I’m holding back. I need to figure out why…
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/30s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200
I will admit, going out for the sunrise yesterday was a last minute decision. The temperature was only 2 degrees. I was not really excited to experience the cold. I was reading in my big comfy chair when the color of the sky caught my attention. Dang it!
I quickly threw on some warm clothes, switch out the macro lens for my go-to landscape lens and headed to Bellamy Harbor. I didn’t expect as much ice as there was. Normally the flow from the Mohawk River keeps the ice from forming so completely, but I guess at this low temperature it is hard to resist. I grabbed a few images from the water’s edge and then found some interesting views on the snow/ice covered foliage. Once my finger tips started to feel the cold, I knew it was time to get back to the warmth of the car. I quickly drove to the diner for some coffee and breakfast…
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/20s, 19mm, f/11, ISO 200
Wells Falls, Ithaca, NY
I return to Wells Falls to process an image from one of my summer trips to Ithaca. The exposed root of the trees really fascinate me…
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 2s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 100
Bellamy Harbor Park
If I was worried about time consistency, I would have posted this image before yesterday’s image. The overall view of Bellamy Harbor as it was fifteen minutes before the clouds rolled in. That is the only difference between today’s and yesterday’s images.
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 4s, 16mm, f/11, ISO 200