Delta Wide

Monochrome Winter
Delta Lake State Park

Delta Wide – Portfolio Blog

I haven’t processed all the images I captured last Saturday while I was snowshoeing around Delta Lake State Park. So this morning I figured I should make an effort to do a few. Next to the beach area there is a small pond sandwiched in between the trails. The volume of water generally rises and falls with the level in the lake. With the clouds in the sky, the sun trying to poke its way through to my right and the frozen water I wanted to capture the entire scene from one of the ends of this area. I don’t have a super-wide lens but I do know how to capture images for a panorama. This image is a 10 shot panorama.

  

MLCreations Photography: Monochrome &emdash; Delta Wide

Delta Wide
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 25mm f/1.8, 1/800s, f/11, ISO 200 (10 shot pano)

 

Snowy Solitude

Monochrome Winter
Delta Lake State Park

Snowy Solitude – Portfolio Blog

Mother Nature was not done with us. After a week of nice, above normal weather, winter returned in full force Thursday night/Friday morning. I ended up snow blowing the driveway three times on Friday. I worked from home because after an early attempt on the roads I decided it was not worth attempting. And then, after a short 16 hours of snowing, it was over. The snow hung on everything creating a beautiful winter wonderland.

By the middle of the day Saturday the temperature was in the middle 30’s and I ventured out to Delta Lake State Park before all the snow fell off the trees. The snow was deep enough to give me quite a workout with the snowshoes. An hour exploring the park with the camera and I was feeling it in my quads. I think I managed to capture some good images. I’ll start with a isolated view of a couple of the benches at the edge of the beach…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Snowy Solitude

Snowy Solitude
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 25mm f/1.8, 1/1250s, f/11, ISO 200

Tree Line

Monochrome Winter

Tree Line – Portfolio Blog

After the Sunday chores were completed, i.e., groceries and cleaning, I headed out into winter reborn for a walk along the creek and into the fields behind the house. I’m still trying to determine the quality of the pictures I captured while sloshing through the creek bed but I do like the simplicity of this image. I was walking from the woods back toward the house when the snow covered tree line caught my eye.

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Tree Line

Tree Line
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/160s, 21mm, f/11, ISO 100

Frozen Picnic

Monochrome Winter
Cedar Bay, Old Erie Canal Park, DeWitt, NY

Frozen Picnic – Portfolio Blog

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Frozen Picnic

Frozen Picnic
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/160s, 14mm, f/16, ISO 200

in which they wait…

Monochrome Winter

I have begun transitioning this blog over to my portfolio website. I created that site almost two years ago due to running out of image space on WordPress. I have still been using WordPress to publish my ramblings but it is time to fully embrace the new site. I will continue to publish on this version of the blog for a while and will maintain it as an archive of my growth over the past several years…

in which they wait – portfolio blog

  

It was another of those moments yesterday as I traveled to work. I have viewed this scene from the on-ramp to the Thruway for quite a long time. The casino by me built a parking lot for their employees and they would bus them back and forth. I haven’t seen this lot being used in a few years, other than the occasional semi-driver needing to rest.

With the fresh coat of snow and supposedly the full moon (damn overcast skies), I turned the car at the intersection to track down my image. From the moment I spied the three shelters in the parking lot I knew when I eventually stopped to capture the picture, it would end up as a black & white. I have been collecting my B&W winter scenes in a folder called Monochrome Winter. I think it might be time to create that gallery here on this site…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; in which they wait...

in which they wait…
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 6s, 12mm, f/9, ISO 800

Solitude

Monochrome Winter
Old Erie Canal Park, DeWitt, NY

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Solitude

Solitude
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/20s, 29mm, f/16, ISO 200

Dreary

Old Erie Canal Park, DeWitt, NY

To work by 6am, 6 hours of working at the desk in preparation for an audit today, definitely needed to go for a walk during lunch. Although the sky was overcast and there was the constant threat of the drizzle turning into a straight up rain, I headed over to the park around the corner. I wanted another image of the pedestrian bridge over the canal and the best option was to create a panoramic. I turned the camera to portrait orientation and fired off three images to capture the scene. The day was practically monochrome to begin with so this was an obvious processing choice…

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Dreary

Dreary
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/15s, 12mm, f/16, ISO 200
3 image, portrait, panorama