It is still a bit early…at least in my usual haunt. I have seen images from our part of the world that are more advanced but it is a bit of a ride from here.
This isn’t the most pristine of blooms, but I thought it would make a nice study in monochrome……and I liked the state of openness…or lack thereof. :-) Tomorrow it will be open.
Posted in Black and White, Closeup Photography, Flora, macro photography, Nature Photography
Tagged Black and White photography, bloodroot, flora, Gunn Ledges, New England, Sanguinaria canadensis, spring ephemeral, western massachusetts, Wildflowers
Have I mentioned my fondness for returning to favorite sites? :-) Sorry, bad humor. :-) Anyone who knows me well will tell you that I repeat myself to distraction.
I was a little late this morning and saw the nice clouds in the sky so rushed over to Owens Pond as the closest place I could think of to be on time. And at that I was a few minutes late. Getting to this spot was good cardio.I really liked the ground fog hanging over the water.
I did find one bloodroot flower to photograph and that will show up later. It is still a bit early, but I’ll go again tomorrow when I think more of the bloodroot will be open and maybe some of the purple trillium buds will pop later today. We’re getting there.
Posted in Landscape, Nature Photography, Sunrise, Western Massachusetts
Tagged Amherst, Clouds, Dawn, fog, landscape, Massachusetts, New England, Owens Pond, sunrise, water, western massachusetts
I didn’t get out this morning so no new images. We went to Monson to pick up my lotus print (honorable mention) and now I am taking a break from yard clean up.
Here is another view from last Monday…a few minutes prior to my previous sunrise posting on the 14th from Gate 5. Similar but different…..or different but similar if you prefer. :-)
Posted in Landscape, Nature Photography, Quabbin, Sunrise, Water, Western Massachusetts
Tagged Belchertown, Dawn, Gate 5, landscape, Massachusetts, New England, Quabbin, sunrise, water, western massachusetts
Posted in Intimate Landscape, Landscape, Nature Photography, Quabbin, Water, Western Massachusetts
Tagged Belchertown, Clouds, Dawn, Gate 5, intimate landscape, landscape, Massachusetts, New England, Quabbin, Quabbin Tower, water, western massachusetts
I don’t know about these titles. I am not sure naming these posts is my strong suit. Well, it’s more about the images than whether or not I am clever….I am not in case you need clarification with that. :-)
The sky was a bit iffy on Friday morning, but there was a sliver of open sky amongst the clouds so I started out with hopes of some color in the clouds. Didn’t happen. Just a little light before the sky snapped shut over Owens Pond. Please click the images to see a larger view.So with the threat of rain I thought about packing it in but went to Amethyst Brook instead. This image is from 2011 and looks much better with the green than it did Friday. Just a teaser for what’s to come in a few weeks.As it was a bit bleak, I decided to explore the other side of the road and got a couple of images worth sharing as we wait for Spring to really kick in. I hope you enjoy them.
The black and white image:And one in drab but living color.I’ll be very happy when I can present you with images containing green for a background or maybe even a flower or two. Soon. ;-)
Posted in Black and White, Intimate Landscape, Landscape, Nature Photography, Sunrise, Water, Waterfalls
Tagged amethyst brook, Amherst, Black and White photography, cascade, cascades, intimate landscape, landscape, Massachusetts, New England, Owens Pond, sunrise, water, waterfall, western massachusetts
Have I ever mentioned that I like to go back to favorite places a lot. Favorite for a reason. I wasn’t sure how the morning would be as there were high clouds over the horizon which seemed promising, but after yesterday’s brief sunrise I wasn’t sure. Today turned out similar but without the sun showing itself at all. It did warm the sky pretty well, I think.The water was quite choppy with the strong breeze this morning, so in addition to the circular polarizer, I added a 6 stop neutral density filter to allow the water to go smooth. I don’t really like choppy water. I don’t think this will be a candidate for black and white. :-)
Posted in Landscape, Nature Photography, Quabbin, Water
Tagged Belchertown, Clouds, Dawn, Gate 5, landscape, Massachusetts, New England, Quabbin, sunrise, water, western massachusetts
The clouds on the horizon caused the sun to be reflected at a height that created a second star. I’ve not had this happen before. Probably not a wall hanger, but something different.
Posted in Landscape, Quabbin, Sunrise
Tagged Belchertown, Dawn, Gate 5, landscape, MA, Massachusetts, New England, Quabbin, sunrise, western massachusetts