When in Nashville

3rd & Lindsley Bar & Grill

I am down in Nashville being trained for work… well, they are attempting to train me, who knows, it might work out. Anyway, we have found ourselves with time after class to explore the city. Luckily our hotel is near downtown. Tuesday night we cruised along Broadway checking out all the places to eat and hear live music. Last night we ended up at 3rd & Lindsley Bar & Grill for a concert with Lucas Hoge and Rodney Atkins.

OK, time to confess, not a person who generally listens to country music but I did grow up listening to all the “originals”, i.e., Loretta Lynn, George Jones, etc. Besides, I was hungry and we could get some grub too. I have to admit it was a damn good time. Both performers were entertaining. I brought my “little” camera, the Olympus E-M10, and attempted to get some pics. You let me know how I did…


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Lucas Hoge

Lucas Hoge
Olympus E-M10, M. Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6, 1/100s, 42mm, f/5.6, ISO 6400


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Rodney Atkins

Rodney Atkins
Olympus E-M10, M. Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6, 1/100s, 42mm, f/5.6, ISO 6400


In The Yard – ITY50


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Crying

Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8, 1/160s, f/8, ISO 200



Pixley Falls State Park

Saturday was a beautiful day. I had already done most of the normal weekend chores before the weekend even started. The laundry was already on the line drying and I was determined not to sit on my butt. Normally when I go up to Pixley Falls State Park it is in the late afternoon. On hot days, there is always a chance people are still in the park and an even better chance that families will be in the water below the falls. It does make it difficult to get a picture.

I changed my tactic! A cool over-night temperature and an early morning run to the park combined to give me an almost people free park. By the time I was ready to leave the throngs of visitors were starting to roll in. And I still had most of the day for other activities. I win!

Although the volume of water coming over the falls was practically perfect to create the beautiful cascading water effect in my long exposure it wasn’t so much as to prevent me from walking out into the middle of the stream for my image. There was only a slight breeze which helped to keep the mist from covering me and the camera as I was capturing this image. This was one of the first images I captured. I’m glad I went straight to the waterfall, another thirty minutes and this area would be busy with people.


MLCreations Photography: Pixley Falls &emdash; Serenity

Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 0.5s, 16mm, f/11, ISO 64


In the Shadow

In The Yard – ITY49

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. –Abraham Lincoln


When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost, right conduct appears, when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder. –Lao Tzu


MLCreations Photography: Floral &emdash; In the Shadow

In the Shadow
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/800s, f/2.8, ISO 200


Almost Drowning

In The Yard – ITY48


MLCreations Photography: Floral &emdash; Almost Drowning

Almost Drowning
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/80s, f/5.6, ISO 64



Oil Can Project – OCP12

Wow! It has been a little over two months since my last post for my Oil Can Project. That is too long of a delay! What have I been doing? Well, whatever it was, I definitely need to get back on this project. Although, I suppose I need to find more display space as my current shelf is getting a little full.

This latest little gem is from a good friend of mine. We worked together for a couple of years before I jumped ship a few weeks back. I missed seeing him before I left on my last day and we have been trying to get together to catch up. Funny how it appears you have a lot of free time but when you need to coordinate a few hours to meet up, the hours never align.

Well, after listening to me drone on about this project he must have decided to contribute to my habit rather than keep suggesting I attend those meetings… flea market anonymous. I was never going to go to a meeting, I heard they didn’t have cake…

Thanks Bob! This one is a great addition to my collection. I was able to find this same model on the “Plews & Edelmann” website. I was hoping for a cool name but this is how it is listed: “Oiler, Pistol, 6oz., 6″ Rigid, Base Holder”. Amazingly, it still looks exactly like this one, but without any of the character of this little guy. BTW – We still need to get together to catch up!


MLCreations Photography: Oil Can Project &emdash; Plews

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/60s, 26mm, f/11, ISO 64


Frosted Glass

Chittenango Falls State Park


MLCreations Photography: Chittenango Falls &emdash; Frosted Glass

Frosted Glass
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 0.6s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 64