Bellamy Winter View

Bellamy Harbor Park

Saturday is generally chore day. Laundry if needed, groceries, cleaning, etc. I’m not fanatic about it, but I like to get as much out of the way as early as possible. Laundry was complete and I was waiting for diner down the street to open for breakfast. After I top off the tank I go get my groceries. A full stomach is best as it minimizes the “extras” that come home when I shop on an empty stomach.

In between the laundry and breakfast I drove down to Bellamy Harbor for the sunrise. We received six to eight inches of fluffy snow last night and I wanted to capture the park before the white blanket was disturbed. A few more clouds would have been preferred but the serenity of this view was exactly what I was hoping to capture.

 

Bellamy Winter View
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-100mm f/4, 1/25s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

Consistency

Bellamy Harbor Park

I realized what the appeal of Bellamy Harbor is for me, consistency. Don’t get me wrong, the unexpected is fun, trying something different is exciting but there are times when we need a little consistency. I know I can stop at the park at any time and find something interesting. Although not much actually changes the mood and feeling of the place is as fluid as the water flowing through the canal. This isn’t a particularly exciting image but it is a calm, consistent start to the new year.

 

Consistency
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/30s, 25mm, f/11, ISO 100

Morning Cold

Bellamy Harbor

I will admit, going out for the sunrise yesterday was a last minute decision. The temperature was only 2 degrees. I was not really excited to experience the cold. I was reading in my big comfy chair when the color of the sky caught my attention. Dang it!

I quickly threw on some warm clothes, switch out the macro lens for my go-to landscape lens and headed to Bellamy Harbor. I didn’t expect as much ice as there was. Normally the flow from the Mohawk River keeps the ice from forming so completely, but I guess at this low temperature it is hard to resist. I grabbed a few images from the water’s edge and then found some interesting views on the snow/ice covered foliage. Once my finger tips started to feel the cold, I knew it was time to get back to the warmth of the car. I quickly drove to the diner for some coffee and breakfast…

Morning Cold
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/20s, 19mm, f/11, ISO 200

Impending Light

Bellamy Harbor Park

If I was worried about time consistency, I would have posted this image before yesterday’s image. The overall view of Bellamy Harbor as it was fifteen minutes before the clouds rolled in. That is the only difference between today’s and yesterday’s images.

 

Impending Light
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 4s, 16mm, f/11, ISO 200