My neighborhood was as thick as pea soup this morning which made me think it would be like that everywhere. But it was just in random spots as I found out passing by the Quabbin and heading to Harvard Pond. There was light fog in the distance, but pretty clear close at hand. Similar to the shot from a few years ago that you see in the header at the top of the page. So I decided to try something with this snag which is a small bit from a tree that is lying in the pond with various parts protruding above.
My first impulse was to isolate it and make a black and white study of the shape and reflection.There were a few trees on the shore to the left of that image which were bright red and just being illuminated by the sun rising over the trees. I thought it would be nice to try an angle that would bring those trees’ reflection into the picture. There is a lot of growth along the edge of the pond, and I literally had to straddle a large pine with the tripod and wrap myself around that tree to line this up. I could have just got in the water, but the lower angle would have introduced another part of the fallen tree and got in the way. But I stayed dry and I hope the shot was worth it. I am headed back up that way this afternoon to try for a few more Fringed Gentian shots. Another Facebook friend told me of a site that is half as far as yesterday’s and I am going to give that a try.