Alice’s Castle

Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

I am always looking for new ways to photograph the parks when I visit Walt Disney World.  I’m not sure I would have ‘seen’ this image if my friend Joanie hadn’t been helping me ‘see’ unique patterns in a few of my latest images.  With those other images I have been  cropping out a section of a much larger image to create the pattern image.

This image isn’t exactly the same as the images I have been creating (a post will follow soon), but the interesting view is a result of my recent ‘training’.  For this image I specifically captured what I wanted to create.  This is what I imagine a peek through the looking glass would be like…


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Alice's Castle

Alice’s Castle
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, 1/50s, f/11, ISO 200

Calm Reflection

Wordless Wednesday
Delta Lake State Park


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Calm Reflection

Calm Reflection
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/80s, 12mm, f/16, ISO 200


Onondaga Yacht Club Marina


MLCreations Photography: Monochrome &emdash; Marina

Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/160s, 24mm, f/16, ISO 200

The Light & Dark of It

Onondaga Lake Park

I have driven by the top end of Onondaga Lake Park for as long as I have lived in Central New York. Since I have been doing this photography thing I have been thinking to myself that I need to stop and explore this park. Well, it only took four years for me to make it there…

On Saturday my daughter had the Biology GRE test at Onondaga Community College. Although she has been enjoying her independence with the car I wasn’t sure even I could find my way to the college without some help from the GPS and who wants to fight a drive to an unknown location before a big test? I took the opportunity to go exploring after I dropped her off at the college. I had about four hours to myself, so the expansive park was all mine to explore.  I started at the main entrance off Route 370 just North of Destiny USA.

This image is one of the first views that caught my eye.  I loved the varying shades of blue and the reflection of the trees.  It didn’t hurt to have the stone wall leading toward my subject trees either.  Typically I would have stayed with a landscape orientation but by flipping to portrait I was able to focus in more on the trees and their reflection while using the wall as a contrasting angle and leading line.


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; The Light & Dark of It

The Light & Dark of It
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/200s, 14mm, f/11, ISO 200

Back Center

Osler Medical Back Center, Melbourne, FL

When I am in Palm Bay/Melbourne, Florida I generally head toward the Indian River and the ocean to look for my pictures. I have to pass by the Osler Medical building in Melbourne in order to get to the 192 causeway. I always make a mental note to stop and grab a few images of this building as I enjoy the color scheme. One of the last nights of my most recent trip I turned left off of US 1 and headed down to the Crane Creek Promenade to see what I could discover.

Not only is my colorful building visible from the promenade but the train trestle and a private marina were on my areas to explore. Even though it was an overcast evening and the sun was fighting to show through the clouds the building ended up being illuminated well, creating a very nice reflection in Crane Creek.  It took a few tries to get the composition I wanted but I think this view which includes the train trestle works the best.  This is an area I will have to explore more on my next visit.


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Back Center

Back Center
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/10s, 12mm, f/16, ISO 200

Last Light

Delta Lake State Park

I’m back! Did you miss me? I have been having fun these last few days, how about you? The latest Windows update that was installed Wednesday night decided to trash my hard drive. Luckily it didn’t do anything to my files as I have them on a second hard drive but my operating system needed to be re-installed and I am still in the process of reloading all my software. I have one more issue Microsoft is going to have to deal with but the one department I need to talk to does not work on the weekends so that will be an interesting call on Monday.

Just to get me back in the swing of things I processed another view of the sunset from last Sunday evening up at Delta Lake State Park. I just love the colors! The ice was starting to melt and break up some so there is also a cool channel for the sky reflection. After these past few days I’m hoping to get back out with the camera today… 🙂


MLCreations Photography: Landscapes &emdash; Last Light

Last Light
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/25s, 12mm, f/16, ISO 200