04.15.2014 A slow start and a slower finish

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.Owens-Pond-dawn-041114-800WebSo 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.Amethyst-Brook-Cascade-and-Falls-800FBAs 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:Amethyst-Brook-041114-600WebAnd one in drab but living color.Amethyst-Brook-2-041114-600WebI’ll be very happy when I can present you with images containing green for a background or maybe even a flower or two.  Soon. ;-)

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About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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29 Responses to 04.15.2014 A slow start and a slower finish

  1. Andrew says:

    I remember trying to photograph in light like your Owens Pond shot. Very frustrating. The reflections work well but I’m sure spring will soon give you the warm glow you want and maybe even a Trillium.

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    • Yes, it won’t be long, Andrew. I am starting to see foliage sprouting. But…noooooooo, I woke up to snow this morning. Only about an inch but still, the ground was white. Nooooo.

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  2. Anne Davidson says:

    Those ‘drab’ colors are what makes the scene real, warm and alive. He is awfully good at composing and framing. Maybe he’s partly colorblind?

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  3. Mark says:

    I think a lot of us can relate to those “didn’t happen” light moments. You always hope that little sliver opening is enough to create one of those dramatic shows.

    Your title seems to work for the experience you describe! :-)

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  4. Lyle Krahn says:

    The tease worked.

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  5. Makes me thirsty! Nicely done, Steve.

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  6. Sandra says:

    It’s just incredible how different our seasons are this year! Our spring is almost over – the blooming trees are gone and there is lots of fresh green in the forests. But no wonder – our winter obviously has moved to the States ;)
    Lovely photos, really like the subtle soft mood in the first.

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  7. Phil Lanoue says:

    Those really look terrific!

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  8. Great shots here. I really like the stream/brook in color. Beautiful and pleasing to the eye.

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    • Thank you, Yvonne. Most often the ones in color are my favorites as well. But sometimes the color seems to not add much and black and white allows other features to come to the fore. That’s my thinking on it when I make the choice.

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  9. penpusherpen says:

    I clicked, Steve, and the first photo for me is reflective wonder,.. (mayhap wondering which way to go, full sun or clouds…and opted for the latter? :D ) My gardens so green when I sit and ponder it makes me feel I’m in a grotto, that’s British weather tho’ .. rain makes for green mould, green moss and green plants of course, mustn’t forget t’plants. ;-) xPenx

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    • Between our snowy winter and all the rain we’ve been having so far this Spring, it should be a banner year for greenness and lots of flowers. At least that is my hope, Pen. I am glad you liked the first image. It isn’t something, I think, that will appeal to many. I seem to be posting more images that have a narrow attraction these days. :-)

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  10. Great images Steve I am sure it won’t be long now till you get some image with a little more vivid color in them…I hope !!

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  11. Lottie Nevin says:

    These are all terrific but I especially like the first one with the wonderful reflection of the tree. I’m sure that the green background will be here soon! :D

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  12. Just Rod says:

    Well I really appreciate the first image and enjoyed Pen’s poem it inspired. Love the word inspired – breathed in – I always feel your landscapes allow me to breath them in – but alas, it makes me less pleased with my own photographic efforts.

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