Watchguard

Delta Lake State Park

Sunday evenings and Delta Lake work for me. I think it is a combination of timing and weather but what ever it is, I am definitely enjoying my time late on Sunday. Either the temperature was cooler or people decided to wait until the holiday but the beach was all but empty. Barely a car in the parking lot and only a handful of people enjoying the sunset. There was some remnants of a sandcastle near one of the lifeguard stations so I used the mound of sand to prop up my Lensball. My goal was to incorporate the chair in the sunset. I think it worked out quite well…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Watchguard

Watchguard
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/5s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 100

 

The End of Day

Delta Lake State Park

Sunday morning started out well as I was able to walk over to the river from my apartment and grab a few images of the sunrise. It was about using the morning light as it lit a scene rather than include the sun in the image. The rest of the day was about getting some of the chores completed that had been pushed to the side all week long. By the time the sun was beginning to set I was ready for more photography.

I drove the short distance to “old faithful”, Delta Lake State Park, to explore and see what caught my eye. The beach was still populated by a lot of people so I walked up to the picnic area above the beach. I was able to capture the sun as it began it’s descent below the horizon. Composing through the trees allowed me to use the branches as a natural frame. There was a slight haze in the air which dulled the sun enough so I could captured it without blowing the highlights. I also was able to get a few starbursts of light off the sun.

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; The End of Day

The End of Day
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/250s, 14mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

On the Canal

Bellamy Harbor Park, Rome, NY

While I was exploring Bellamy Harbor Park the other evening I was able to capture a couple of the barge canal travelers docked for the night. The visitor in the distance on the left is a large luxury yacht from Chicago. The smaller sail boat on the right is from California. Amazing to see the different type of adventurers that explore the barge canal. It also didn’t hurt my image that there was beautiful color in the sky as the sun dropped below the clouds.

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; On the Canal

On the Canal
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/13s, 40mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Rome Power

Through The Glass – TTG08
Bellamy Harbor

There was an attempt to get an ice cream cone last night but the crowds were out of control. Decided to postpone that treat until later in the week. It was then I realized it was about an hour until sunset and the day was still great. I packed up the camera and headed to Bellamy Harbor Park for some images.

It was good to see so many people at the park enjoying the evening. There was a group of people bringing in their kayaks, quite a few people fishing and even more out for a stroll along the barge canal. I wanted to ask if I could grab a pic of the kayaks on the stony landing as I think I could have composed a nice image with the overflow and sunset in the background, but it was three younger girls and I felt awkward approaching them with my camera. I think I missed an opportunity…

Oh well, I did pull out the Lensball and I think I managed to capture a pretty cool image. It helps when there is already a reflection in the water. Even though the Lensball inverts the image, it is hard to tell with the reflection. 🙂

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Rome Power

Rome Power
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/25s, 24mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Don’t Let the Sun…

Delta Lake State Park

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Don't Let the Sun...

Don’t Let the Sun…
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/200s, 40mm, f/11, ISO 200