The End at the Beginning

Taughannock Falls State Park

I was looking through my photos for the year and found this one I had marked for processing but never finished. This is the small cascade waterfall at the end of Taughannock Creek before it empties into Cayuga Lake. It is also the first thing you see when you walk the gorge trail at the park. When the flow is the right level, this waterfall is the first photographed when I visit the park.


MLCreations Photography: Taughannock Falls &emdash; The End at the Beginning

The End at the Beginning
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 6s, 22mm, f/22, ISO 64


That Which is Revealed

Delta Lake State Park


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; That Which is Revealed

That Which is Revealed
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/25s, 27mm, f/16, ISO 200


Summer Lost

Delta Lake State Park

Labor Day weekend typically marks the end of the summer season at Delta Lake State Park. I’ll be going up to the 1000 Islands area of New York today for a wedding and will miss the annual bonfire on the beach but I did manage to get over to the park and capture a beautiful sunset image. The swimming goggles appear to have been washed up on the shore and they felt like a good statement for the image. Although there have not been a lot of people at the park when I go to find a sunset, after this weekend there will be even less. Next stop… Autumn.


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Summer Lost

Summer Lost
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/13s, 17mm, f/16, ISO 200

Small Stack, Big Falls

Chittenango Falls State Park


MLCreations Photography: Chittenango Falls &emdash; Small Stack, Big Falls

Small Stack, Big Falls
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {1/4, 0.6, 1.3 & 2.5s bracket}, 16mm, f/11, ISO 64


Kayak Anyone?

Green Lakes State Park

Yesterday was a friend’s birthday. I decided a few weeks ago I would take the day off and bring her a couple of pictures. As the weekend approached I thought she might take the day off from work but I knew a few people who could put them on her desk so she would have something when she returned. I kept to my plan. Presents successfully delivered.

Now, what to do with the rest of the day. Considering my friend is from my previous job out in Syracuse I had a lot of possibilities. I ended up going to a few of the state parks on my way back home. Although I thought I might run into a little rain as the sky was starting to cloud over, I managed to avoid any water falling (except for a waterfall or two… ). I started with my old lunch time stomping ground while I worked in Syracuse, the Old Erie Canal Park in DeWitt. Second on my park tour was Green Lakes State Park and I ended with a recurring favorite, Chittenango Falls State Park. I thought of a few others but my stomach was calling for food and I had a few errands to run back home.

There have been a lot of improvements at Green Lakes State Park since my last visit. I really like what they have been doing. As I walked around the lake I found some kayaks stacked and ready to rent. They added a great ‘pop’ of color to this serene view of the swimming area. I’m going to have to remember this park as the leaves turn colors this fall…


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Kayak Anyone?

Kayak Anyone?
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/30s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

Guardian Gone

Delta Lake State Park

Last night was the end of the work week. It was hot, humid and hazy. I thought there would be some great color in the sky at sunset. I drove over to my favorite (and closest state park) for the view. Although there were more people hanging around than I would have liked (don’t they know it is my park around sunset?), I did capture a few great images. It looks like the park upgraded the lifeguard towers. Nice to see they provide the guards some protection from the sun.


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Guardian Gone

Guardian Gone
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/320s, 40mm, f/11, ISO 200