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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

Looking for Love

In The Yard – ITY68

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Looking for Love

Looking for Love
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/500s, f/2.8, ISO 200

 

Under the Weather

Floral, Daisy, Macro

It has returned! My macro lens is back on the camera!

The Olympus repair center notified me on Wednesday that they had completed the repair and the lens was on its way back to me. I was surprised when it showed up at my door yesterday before lunch. It was a little difficult to not “be sick” in the afternoon but I made it through the day, had dinner and immediately went out in search of some macro subjects.

My time exploring with the returned lens was going to be short, dark clouds were working their way toward the city from the southeast. As I was photographing the daisies I could hear the thunder approaching. I didn’t want to be caught out in the rain as the macro lens is not weather sealed so after a half hour of testing the “new” lens I went back to the apartment. About fifteen minutes after returning home the rain started.

It didn’t matter to me. The repair center had replaced the base barrel, adjusted all the functions and gave it a good cleaning. She is like new and working perfectly. Definitely cheaper than having to buy a replacement and surprisingly it did not take a long time. I might need to see about sending out a few of my older lenses for a good cleaning and adjustment…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Under the Weather

Under the Weather
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/400s, f/4, ISO 200

 

Her Crown

Floral, Daisy

Another great day for a walk. I was on the hunt for more daisies. Living in the city has actually increased my opportunities to go for walk. I would not have assumed it to be true. But it has definitely helped me search out more floral images.

  

MLCreations Photography: Floral &emdash; Her Crown

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

 

My walk did not end as I had hoped. I finished up in a large section of daisies and started my walk back toward the apartment. I had noticed that my 60mm macro lens was having difficulty with the auto focus. I didn’t think too much about it and assumed it was either my unsteady hand or the breeze pushing the daisies around which was causing the issue.

I had not walked very far when I spotted another daisy along the sidewalk. When I turned the camera back on I received this message through the viewfinder, “Please check the status of the lens.” This message generally appears with Olympus lenses that need to be extended to be used. My macro lens does not. I removed the lens, checked the contacts, but nothing I did in the field made a difference. It would have to wait until I was back home.

After more cleaning and investigating, using other cameras, I decided the lens is in need of repair. I made the necessary arrangements with the Olympus repair center and today I get to ship it off for an evaluation. Hopefully it is only a minor problem. That lens is a well used favorite, I’ll have to get creative to capture my floral images until it returns…