Reflecting Trees

Delta Lake State Park

I went up to Delta Lake for the sunset. The park was practically empty. I walked up and down the beach getting interesting images of the setting sun. I even climbed the twelve foot high pile of sand at the one end of the beach for a unique view of the area.

When the sun was gone and I had my memory card loaded with images, I packed up my equipment and headed back home. At the stop sign near the front offices I looked over my right shoulder for one last look at the color in the sky. The reflection of the trees in the water was amazing. Well, now I had to pull over…

Reflecting Trees
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/10s, 16mm, f/11, ISO 400

Summer Prep

Delta Lake State Park

It had been about a week since I last saw Delta Lake.  When I drove by last weekend on my way to Pixley Falls the water level was still low.  I was amazed to see the lake “full” again.  One week!  It only took a week to bring the lake back to a normal level.  That is a lot of water.

It was a fairly nice evening and I was a little surprised there were not more people in the park.  I’m not complaining, I prefer to have it to myself, but still surprised.  I had almost an hour until the sun set which allowed me to walk around and attempt to be creative.  Doesn’t always work.

I liked this view with the picnic tables.  The way the sun highlighted the tables to the long shadows cast on the sand.  Soon this beach will be occupied for the summer, but for now it is still mine…

Summer Prep

Summer Prep
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-100mm f/4, 1/400s, 16mm, f/11, ISO 200