10.26.2013 Three is not a crowd

I was driving by Atkins Reservoir here in my little home town when some bright colors between some trees caught my eye.  We’re all attracted to bright shiny stuff and this got me.  The first temptation when we see something like this is to run to the edge of the water…or in my case, stumble…and fill the frame.  Again that ol’ in your face thing.  But framing it within the trees seems to be more pleasing…in the context and all.  The added mist on the water hovering over the reflection completes the scene.  I hope you like this.Atkins-Reservoir-101413-800WebOur color is fading fast now.  This morning I saw mostly warmly lit browns in the Quabbin Valley.  Frost season approaches. 🙂


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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19 Responses to 10.26.2013 Three is not a crowd

  1. Office Diva says:

    Ooooh, me first me first! Everything about this one is fabulous; you have all the elements—-earth, air, water, and fire (reds). Keen! It’s a very layered photo w/ the foreground, water, trees, and sky making for a very nice layer cake of nature. (I know, why is it always cake with me? I am working on that). Side frame of trees, and best of all the misty effect. Altogether, fantastic as per your usual work.
    This one would make a great puzzle…….just try to find all those misty pieces in the middle….arrghh! 🙂
    Happy weekend.


  2. Phil Lanoue says:

    You made the right choice Steve, this looks outstanding!


  3. Splendor in the woods.The reflection of the trees in the water made this an outstanding photo. This photo would make a beautiful painting.


  4. Just Rod says:

    Absolutely beautiful!


  5. Andrew says:

    Beautifully conceived and executed. The outcome justifies your decision making process Steve.


  6. Lyle Krahn says:

    I totally agree that is a great way to deal with that scene. I need to keep reminding myself to give scenes context on occasion.


  7. Lottie Nevin says:

    A masterpiece! and OD is right, it would make a fantastic jigsaw puzzle!


  8. Sandra says:

    Fantastic colours and lovely composition. I really like how the green leaves and the foreground work like a frame for the trees. Very beautiful!


  9. Just Rod says:

    Steve: have you considered arranging photo tours and giving instruction on landscape photography – Maybe you could find a bed and breakfast partner nearby. I am sure with your talent and knowledge of the area you would be a big hit.


    • Thanks for the encouragement, Rod. It is something I have thought about, but I am not much of a teacher and am not consistent enough with my subject access. And I have the propensity to misspeak. 🙂 I am able to correct myself in print but just seem to utter things incorrectly in person.


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