Big Brook Creek
I figured this weekend was the last hurrah for autumn colors. According to the foliage map most of NY State was near peak or beyond. Saturday morning was spent exploring a few state parks and the same plan was in affect for Sunday. The amount of fog threw me off Sunday morning. It put a short damper on my pans although I suppose it would have been worth the drive a little later in the morning.
I ended up following my morning routine for a Sunday with the breakfast and grocery route. Once that was done I spent a few hours at the house painting. By noon the sun was shining bright and the urge to capture more colors overtook me. I headed North along route 46 to hit my favorite section of Big Brook Creek along with Pixley Falls State Park. Both provided me the autumn colors I was looking to capture.
In Big Brook Creek I found a few pools of water to play with reflections. At first, it was straight up finding the best angle to place the camera and search out an interesting foreground subject. But once I brought out the Lensball, the concept of autumn colors in reflection jumped up a level. Here is the best one I found…
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 2.5s, 23mm, f/11, ISO 200
Another Lensball moment from my early morning excursion to Stow, NY while visiting my Mom. I definitely need to go looking for more lighthouses…
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/40s, 31mm, f/5.6, ISO 100
Taughannock Falls State Park
In The Gorge
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/5s, 17mm, f/11, ISO 100
Delta Lake State Park
Sunday evenings and Delta Lake work for me. I think it is a combination of timing and weather but what ever it is, I am definitely enjoying my time late on Sunday. Either the temperature was cooler or people decided to wait until the holiday but the beach was all but empty. Barely a car in the parking lot and only a handful of people enjoying the sunset. There was some remnants of a sandcastle near one of the lifeguard stations so I used the mound of sand to prop up my Lensball. My goal was to incorporate the chair in the sunset. I think it worked out quite well…
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/5s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 100
Through The Glass – TTG08
There was an attempt to get an ice cream cone last night but the crowds were out of control. Decided to postpone that treat until later in the week. It was then I realized it was about an hour until sunset and the day was still great. I packed up the camera and headed to Bellamy Harbor Park for some images.
It was good to see so many people at the park enjoying the evening. There was a group of people bringing in their kayaks, quite a few people fishing and even more out for a stroll along the barge canal. I wanted to ask if I could grab a pic of the kayaks on the stony landing as I think I could have composed a nice image with the overflow and sunset in the background, but it was three younger girls and I felt awkward approaching them with my camera. I think I missed an opportunity…
Oh well, I did pull out the Lensball and I think I managed to capture a pretty cool image. It helps when there is already a reflection in the water. Even though the Lensball inverts the image, it is hard to tell with the reflection. 🙂
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/25s, 24mm, f/11, ISO 200