Winter Spring

Old Erie Canal Park, DeWitt, NY

Although it was a few days after the official start of Spring, some late season snow covered the park. I was looking for some interesting water flow as the winter melt typically increases the water levels in all the creeks and rivers. I found what I was looking for during lunch at the Old Erie Canal Park in DeWitt but the snow made for some interesting climbing as I attempted to get to the water’s edge. I didn’t fall in (although it was close a couple of times) and I was even able to reach a new position next to the aqueduct. The overcast day combined with my 4-stop ND filter allowed my to slow the shutter speed enough to achieve the motion blur I wanted. I’m thinking the warmer weather heading my way (slightly) will give me more opportunities for my long exposure, water blur pics I enjoy.

 

MLCreations Photography: Monochrome &emdash; Winter Spring

Fountain

West Canada Creek

I was recently interviewed by Laura at Laura Macky Photography and it is amazing how answering questions about yourself and/or your photography really stirs up memories. Laura is a great photographer and you should visit her website for some very inspiring images.  In looking through my archives for pictures to include in the article I ran across some files from this summer that I did not process.  The fountain below is at one of my playgrounds in the West Canada Creek right below Morgan’s Mill Dam.  I have mentioned before how mesmerizing the running water is to me.  Playing with the shutter speed to achieve the look I want is the fun part of exploring the creek.

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Fountain

Fountain
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/5s, 32mm, f/8, ISO 200