The Creeks of Birdsong

October 22, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Birdsong Park in Orchard Park, NY has grown on me over time becoming one of my favorite places to visit and photograph in all seasons. Today, I'm sharing a set of black and white photographs from there from early summer. Their common theme is creeks. They are also connected by all being photographed on one of my favorite films, the Kodak Double-X, aka Kodak 5222.

Support this blog: Do you like my free content but are not ready to buy a photograph yet? Using my links (Amazon) to do your shopping helps me share more photographs and write the stories behind them.

That film captures tonality that is very appealing to me and I especially love how it handles highlights, despite the film being developed primarily for recording movies in dim conditions. Its increased sensitivity to blue and reduced sensitivity to red may not be the best for capturing blue skies through an orange or red filters but it shines in conditions like these. I was in the woods and the outside light was seeping in through all of that new foliage.

This opening photograph is what I usually encounter first when I turn into the woods the very first opportunity there is. The boardwalk almost immediately goes over this small creek and to the left there is this broken tree forming a gate over the water. I have seen this scene many times and it always strikes me as beautiful and never quite the same.

Birdsong Creek Gate with a Pentax K1000 on Kodak Double-X 5222, Orchard Park, NYBirdsong Creek GateOrchard Park, NY

Birdsong Creek Gate
Birdsong with a Pentax K1000 on Double-X 5222

Coming out of the woods the path winds its way by two wonderful ponds that each offer plentiful photographic opportunities. However, for this series of creeks we need to keep on walking, re-enter the woods, and come out on the other side. Just before the path exits the woods we are back over the creek on  boardwalk and what a creek it is. It moves through the woods in picturesque short zigzags and is covered with a canopy of trees growing in all kinds of directions anywhere from vertical to almost horizontal. And that's what caught my eye on this day.

Birdsong Creek in the Woods with a Pentax K1000 on Kodak Double-X 5222, Orchard Park, NYBirdsong Creek in the WoodsOrchard Park, NY

Birdsong Creek in the Woods
Birdsong with a Pentax K1000 on Double-X 5222

As if to confirm its charming looks, this creek proves the point further down the trail. Coming to the very end of the hike there is a creek visible just off to the right. And it just happens to be a middle section of the same creek just about midway between the first and second photos above. And again enclosed among trees growing in seemingly impossible directions.

Birdsong Creek with a Pentax K1000 on Kodak Double-X 5222, Orchard Park, NYBirdsong CreekOrchard Park, NY

Birdsong Creek
Birdsong with a Pentax K1000 on Double-X 5222

So there you have it, a quick walk through a wonderful town park and three photographs of the same creek. So yes, I admit, calling this post The Creeks of Birdsong is a bit misleading. But is that really important?

Enjoy The Beauty That Surrounds You! #etbtsy

Do you enjoy reading my photography blog? Would you like to see more photographs from Buffalo and Western New York? Visit my Buffalo Cityscapes and Buffalo & Western New York Landscapes and enjoy! For more travel photography, my Travel Photography gallery offers an interesting mix of places all around. Please, let me know if you have any questions about any photo products offered, or not offered, I will be happy to help! For a quick reference to all photo galleries and collections as well as all photo products currently offered through my site, please, visit the Products page.

Using my links to do your shopping keeps me sharing more photographs and writing the stories behind them (commission earned) and costs you nothing. You can also use the Amazon search box in bottom left for anything at all. I truly appreciate each purchase, no matter how large, no matter how small. Thank you!

Lower Niagara River Rapids - The Wave Crash, Nikon F4, Kodak Double-X 5222 Black and White Negative FilmLower Niagara Rapids - The CrashMonochrome Lower Niagara River Gorge & Rapids - The Cliffs, Nikon F4, Kodak Double-X 5222 Black and White Negative FilmLower Niagara Rapids - The CliffsMonochrome Lower Niagara River Rapids - The Wave Swell, Nikon F4, Kodak Double-X 5222 Black and White Negative FilmLower Niagara Rapids - The SwellMonochrome

Film Phtography: Upper Papermill Falls in Black & White, Letchworth State Park, New YorkUpper Papermill Falls in Black & WhiteMonochrome Eighteen Mile Creek Bend in Winter, Hamburg, NY on FilmEighteen Mile Creek Bend in WinterMonochrome


Comments

No comments posted.
Loading...

Using my links or this search box costs you nothing and keeps me going. Thank you! #CommissionsEarned

 

Subscribe
RSS
Archive