Delta Autumn

Delta Lake State Park

I never wanted to rush through the summer. I was happy enjoying the sun filled days and long hours of daylight. But, I can tell you since I spotted the first leaves changing color and dropping to the ground, I have been waiting for the peak of autumn to arrive. In Upstate NY there is a relatively short window of opportunity to grab images of autumn. Typically, I’m in Florida at Walt Disney World during this window but not this year.

I have been enjoying walks along the Old Erie Canal trail at lunch searching for this sections of color reflected in the waters. This weekend I plan to hit a few of the state parks around Central NY as the foliage map indicates near peak/peak conditions throughout most of the state. But last night I ran up to Delta Lake to catch the last 30 minutes of light.

There is a section of the park at the entrance where as the sun sets it will illuminate the trees along the water providing a multitude of photographic goodness. This view checks quite a few boxes, i.e., autumn colored trees, reflections and last night mirror-like water with sun rays. I got lucky too! There was the perfect amount of clouds in the sky. To say I enjoyed the last 30 minutes of the day would be an understatement…

  

MLCreations Photography: Landscapes &emdash; Delta Autumn

Delta Autumn
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/100s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Delta Setting

Delta Lake State Park

A quick, short run up to Delta Lake for the sunset yields a few interesting images. This late in the season the park is mostly deserted which, to be truthful, is how I enjoy it best. The water level is a little low allowing me to walk the shoreline looking for different views. I tried to be a little creative with the last image combining an in focus view with one intentionally out of focus. My attempt at something dreamy

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Delta Setting

Delta Setting
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {1/5, 1/15, 1/50 & 1/160s bracket}, 16mm, f/11, ISO 200

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Seclusion

Seclusion
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/250s, 32mm, f/11, ISO 200

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Dreaming in Color

Dreaming in Color
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/80s, 29mm, f/11, ISO 200

Port Details

Harambe, Africa, Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World

  

MLCreations Photography: Animal Kingdom &emdash; Port Details

Port Details
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 2s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Winding Down

Delta Lake State Park

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Winding Down

Winding Down
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/40s, 40mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Delta Storm

Delta Lake State Park

  

MLCreations Photography: Landscapes &emdash; Delta Storm

Delta Storm
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/50s, 16mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Peaceful Bellamy

Bellamy Harbor Park

I passed by the park about 30 minutes prior to the sunset after a nice dinner at the Rail and Canal restaurant. I stopped at Ace Hardware few a few items and when I exited the sky was ablaze! I jumped in the car and drove back to Bellamy Harbor Park hoping I could beat the sunset. I didn’t quite catch the best of the colors but it was worth the stop…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Peaceful Bellamy

Peaceful Bellamy
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/5s, 27mm, f/16, ISO 100