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


The Playground

Through The Glass – TTG04
Trenton Falls

Mother Nature has been having some fun lately. Hot, humid days and the occasional downpour has limited the time out with the camera. Although I was enjoying my Saturday morning of doing absolutely nothing (because of the rain, I swear!), I decided to head up to my favorite playground to grab some long exposure water images before the sun burned its way through the clouds. The area of the West Canada Creek below Trenton Falls if a perfect spot for me to play. And, if I must admit it, I needed to get my butt off the couch… LOL!

I know I have captured this view before but I really enjoy the “big picture” from the bridge over the creek. I also like when the overflow gate is closed and the water is spilling over the dam. I generally spend a lot of my time climbing around on the rocks to the right looking for interesting water patterns. This time I broke out the Lensball…


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; The Playground

The Playground
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/140s, 20mm , f/16, ISO 64


I found a small crevice with water pooled in it that pointed right at the flow control gatehouse. My initial thought was to use the 40-150mm lens and grab a compressed view. This first image is the result. The sun managed to be looking out from behind the clouds at the time but I think it adds a little to the image. Although I was going for the compression the zoom lens creates and I love the colors, I wasn’t able to bring the Lensball into the frame any larger (this was due to where I needed the camera to get the angle I wanted).


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Long Lens Look

Long Lens Look
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R, 1/10s, 150mm, f/16, ISO 64


The second attempt is with the wide angle lens placed about six inches from the Lensball. This allowed me to enlarge the look of the ball, bring in more of the background and capture some of the reflection of the Lensball in the water. I also provided some shade to reduce the glare. If you look close you can see my reflection in the Lensball… 🙂


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Water Pools

Water Pools
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/50s, 16mm, f/16, ISO 64


Aqueduct Glass

Through The Glass – TTG03
Old Erie Canal Park


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Aqueduct Glass

Aqueduct Glass
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/320s, 13mm, f/4, ISO 400


Delta Lake Dam

Through the Glass – TTG02

I am having a lot of fun using the Lensball in my images. I decided I should create its own series. So I went back to the first post where I names this series (unknowingly) and created post number one. This is now the second in this new series, Through the Glass. I rolled out of bed a little later than normal since I decided to call this my off day at the gym, but I was still able to drag my butt over to the Delta Lake dam for some sunrise images. Let me know how you like this series incorporating my new toy…


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Delta Lake Dam

Delta Lake Dam
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {0.3, 0.6, 1/6s bracket}, 14mm, f/11, ISO 200


Sunrise Through the Glass

Hinckley Reservoir
Through the Glass – TTG01

Saturday was supposed to have occasional rain. I read that as there would be some good cloud representation in the sky for the sunrise. It also meant I could put off doing the laundry for a day, but that is a different story. I hadn’t been up to Hinckley Reservoir in a couple of months. I wasn’t positive there would be anything worth photographing but it isn’t far and definitely worth the drive. I also knew there are plenty of rocks near the dam and I wanted to play with the Lensball again. I think everything worked out well for me…


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Sunrise Through the Glass

Sunrise Through the Glass
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/125s, 14mm, f/11, ISO 800