Chittenango Falls State Park
There are probably numerous reasons why I gravitated to this image this morning. I could blame it on my new Ansel Adams book, or the post I saw on Instagram the other day, but really, this morning felt like a waterfall day. Remembering the sounds of the cascading water, the smell of the park, it all washed over me as I was drinking my coffee. Funny how the minds works.
This image was captured back in October. I was looking for an Autumn view of the falls but the timing of my visit was off. The cloudy sky didn’t bother, I much prefer an overcast day for waterfalls, but the colors of the leaves surrounding the gorge were not at a level I had hoped to capture. It was still a good visit, Chittenango Falls almost always provides me with photographic opportunities. It happened to not match the vision in my head as I drove out.
I still like a good monochrome waterfall image though…
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1s, 20mm, f/16, ISO 100
It was snowing a little on Sunday, not enough for much accumulation but it did place an image in my head. I didn’t have anything recently but I searched through my library and found the appropriate image from 2017 where I trekked up to the Egypt Road Trails near Boonville. I wanted an image to go with another attempt at being creative…
Frozen water falls
The animals take shelter
A blanket for all
Olympus E-M1 Mark I, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/1000s, 28mm, f/5.6, ISO 200
Yesterday was a very long day. I drove down to Philadelphia to deliver a dresser for my daughter. I also had to bring back a load of stuff to store for her. It was almost ten hours of driving. I left around 5am and returned by 6:30pm. I’m a little tired today.
I listened to the Classic Vinyl station on SiriusXM most of the way. I’ll admit there was some singing, well, I’m not exactly sure what you would call what I do, but it helps on the long drives. Apparently, my mind wanders, sometimes to places I’m not sure how it got to. After I got home I let out a little creative(?) steam… this is the result.
Along the river
Stepping on protruding rocks
Feet wet, body shivers
And this is the type of image that was in my head at the time, from a trip last August to the Mulholland Wildflower Preserve in Ithaca.
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 2.5s, 15mm, f/11, ISO 100
I’m pretty positive there is more rambling around in my head, I’ll have to explore and see where it takes me…
Oil Can Project – OCP23
When my Mom came out for a visit a few weeks ago I wasn’t positive I would be a good host. I’m not the entertaining type. Luckily everyone agreed it would be good to get out and explore one of my go-to consignment shops. I figured there is usually something for everyone and if not at least the hunt can be fun. I was able to find a cool addition for my Oil Can Project but I was apparently oblivious to the shopping being done by the others. Thanks Rea for getting me this cool oil can.
1 Qt Liqd
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8, 1/25s, 19mm, f/11, ISO 200
Squared – SQ154
The Little Things – TLT006
Olympus E-M1 Mark III. M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/2000s, f/2.8, ISO 200
I said it a couple weeks ago and I still find it amazing, there are dandelions for me to photograph in November! On my walk through the sculpture garden I found myself running out into the grass to photograph dandelions. They were not as prolific as during the summer but there were a lot more than I anticipated for November. Of course I couldn’t pass up this opportunity…
Let Them Fly
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/1000s, f/5.6, ISO 200