Night Into Day

Bellamy Harbor Park, Rome, NY

My timing could not have been any better yesterday morning. I went down to the barge canal at Bellamy Harbor to capture the sunrise. There were still some clouds in the sky and with the sun still a half hour away from making an appearance I was able to capture a panoramic view of the harbor that goes from a night scene to a sunrise scene.

I generally try to shoot my panoramics in portrait mode. With the harbor having quite a large viewing angle I needed 9 individual shots to create this image. Lightroom does a really good job at stitching the pano together. Once I had what I wanted it was a few minor adjustments and tweaks to achieve my results.

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Night Into Day

Night Into Day
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {9 image pano}, 1.3s, 22mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Big Picture

Big Bend, Letchworth State Park

I have probably droned on about my trip to Letchworth State Park a little too much but I am still processing all the amazing views I was able to capture. This early bird managed to catch a lot of worms that morning. There was barely a breeze in the air and I was able to capture a beautiful panoramic view of the Big Bend area of the park. The Genesee River does a complete about face and in early June, the sunrise is right behind the opposite wall of the gorge.

This is a six image panoramic captured about 15 minutes after the official sunrise. The sun was above the horizon but still behind the gorge wall. Luckily for me, the few clouds in the sky collected the early light and helped paint the sky for me. I couldn’t help but stand and enjoy the show.

  

MLCreations Photography: Letchworth &emdash; Big Picture

Big Picture
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/8s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Bellamy in Orange

Bellamy Harbor Park, Rome, NY

After spending a few days in California for work (without my camera) I needed to get my photography fix on. Saturday morning was looking like I might be able to find a sunrise. Even though Mother Nature has been teasing us with Spring it was still only 30 degrees out by the time the sun was suppose to debut. I headed over to Bellamy Harbor Park in Rome to get a glimpse of the morning color. I was not disappointed. Here is Bellamy in Orange

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Bellamy in Orange

Bellamy in Orange
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 0.5s, 40mm, f/16, ISO 64, 5 image pano

 

Yacht & Beach Clubs

Crescent Lake, Walt Disney World

 

MLCreations Photography: Around WDW &emdash; Yacht & Beach Clubs

Yacht & Beach Clubs
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/200s, 40mm, f/16, ISO 200

Turkey Creek Sunset

Palm Bay Marina, Turkey Creek

Just down the road from my mother-in-law is the Palm Bay Marina. I drove by numerous times every day wondering if there was an image I could capture. The other night I walked down after dinner and found a walking path that followed the creek out toward the Indian River. Although I managed to grab some individual shots, I setup on the walkway corner to capture what I needed for a panorama.

After getting my pictures by the creek I wished that I could have gone into the marina to capture some images from the docks. The gate was open but the sign indicated only boat owners and guests are allowed after 5pm. I looked for someone to ask but no one was in sight. I almost talked myself into sneaking in but thought my luck would have brought the police. I guess I’m not a very adventurous photographer. 🙂

I used Lightroom’s panorama feature to combine the images and make my normal adjustments. A quick trip into OnOne Photo Suite for few enhancements gave me the view that had been in my head.

MLCreations Photography: Landscapes &emdash; Turkey Creek Sunset

Turkey Creek Sunset
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/80s, 12mm, f/16, ISO 200/em>

Blue Morning

I had a few days of vacation to use or lose before the end of the year so I decided to have a mini vacation in the middle of the week. Yesterday didn’t work out for me because of the rain but today has been fantastic. This is a four image panorama of the morning clouds rolling in over the Mohawk Valley.

Blue Morning Nikon D5100, Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6, 1/5s, 90mm, f/16, ISO 200 (4 image panorama)

Blue Morning
Nikon D5100, Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6, 1/5s, 90mm, f/16, ISO 200 (4 image panorama)

Mohawk Valley

From Still Having Fun

Mohawk Valley – B-52G at former Griffiss AFB
Nikon D5100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.0, 1/250s, 58mm, f8, ISO 200

 

I watched a video this morning on Adorama TV by Gavin Hoey about creating a great panorama image (http://youtu.be/xji5MKk-S4c ).  I really wanted to try out what I learned and the closest object was the Mohawk ValleyB-52G on display at the former Griffiss AFB in Rome, NY.  This image is a panorama stitch of 8 portrait images using Photoshop Elements.

If you are interested in more information about this plane, which has been flown in combat missions during the Vietnam War as well as Operation Desert Storm, you should check out this link: http://rbogash.com/Griffiss/griff_b52.html.