By now you know the drill…I like to repeat locations and often. That was the case this past Sunday. Mount Pollux is a few miles from my house and affords a lovely view of my home town…Amherst…and the Holyoke Mountain Range as well. I especially like the view of Norwottuck from here as it has such a nice profile. It is very different from other locations and not at all as interesting from the south. Also it is foliage season so the colors certainly add so much to the image.
Composing is always the key to an image. Uh, light is always key followed by composition. Oh, focus is important too. Lots to consider, but in this case it was the composition that I wanted to emphasize. You can decide to do an “in your face” composition or show your subject in the context of its environment. For this image I chose the Mount Pollux environment to frame Norwottuck giving the eye a lot to look at but showing you just what my subject was…the mountain. The light was sweet…just a few minutes past sunup…well, more than a few, but the sun had to climb over the Pelham Hills before it could illuminate our valley. Some nice sumac reds and a little backlit yellow for good measure.Enough of my prattle. I hope you enjoy the view.