10.03.2014 Owens Pond yet again

I had to be around the house this morning while Mary Beth travels, so I just made a quick trip to Owens Pond to see what the foggy conditions had to offer.  There wasn’t quite as much color as I had hoped for, but I think just the one tree stands out on its own and makes for a good shot.  Owens-Pond-100314The forecast calls for rain tomorrow, but I hope to get out a little bit.  We’ll see.

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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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19 Responses to 10.03.2014 Owens Pond yet again

  1. Beth Mason says:

    Gorgeous! Thanks so much for helping me find places in my new home to take landscape photos!

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  2. Beth Mason says:

    Thanks so much! That’s great info. Any tips you can give me on good areas in the greater Springfield region to capture sunrise/sunset photos over water? I’m used to flat Texas, and it’s easy there. The hills and trees here are a blessing and a curse!

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    • I really don’t go around Springfield much. There are several locations at Quabbin gates which take you to the water and a few to hilltops. Different gates are better at different times. There are a couple of spots in Hadley by the bend in the Connecticut River that offer some views, again depending on the time of year, for sunsets or sunrises. Two spots in New Salem, one right off 202 and the other behind the Fire Department, are popular.

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  3. Andrew says:

    There is much to be said for the softness of a misty morning and this says it all. Very agreeable indeed, Steve.

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  4. Yeah, what Andrew said. 🙂

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  5. Ditto what Andrew said! It’s just lovely.

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  6. Wow Steve,.This one is a beauty in my eyes. I like the ambiance of the entire pic. Moody and ethereal and colorful.

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  7. Beautiful soft misty morning with a hint of autumn colour, just lovely Steve.

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  8. shoreacres says:

    Anyone who thinks of fog as only grey would be surprised and delighted by this one, Steve. Isn’t it interesting that the reflection is clearer than the tree? One of these days we’ll have fog around here again, and I’ll have to find a spot to check out the phenomenon.

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    • Thanks, Linda. I imagine the clarity of the reflection is due to the water being darker than the scene it is reflecting so there is a touch more contrast as well as the fog appearing thicker with distance.
      I hope you do get some fog there. Are there no ocean effect clouds? I guess your air must not cool down much at night to help lift the ground moisture into the air.

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      • shoreacres says:

        We actually get as much — or more — sea fog as ground fog. December traditionally is a good fog month, and February/March. Sometimes, of course, it’s just damp and gloomy and the ceiling is about 2 feet, but that’s wintertime, too. Being on the water really affects our weather. We can be ten degrees warmer than Houston in the winter, and ten degrees cooler in the summer. That’s quite a variation for only 23 miles.

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  9. “I had to be around the house … ” … ” … so I just made a quick trip.” What’s with that? What if there had been something simmering on the stove! Just kidding … I laughed at the sentences though! Just got back from a few days on Cape Cod. Joanna and I were there closing up the (extended) family summer house. I had high, high, hopes of lots of sun … sunsets, dramatic sunrises and all the rest. Guess what I got? Gloom. Gloom. Rain. Fog. Gloom. And, then for some variety and a bit of a change … more gloom. Am I cursed or what? I really like the image above … it’s soothing, and its pastels really do speak to fall foliage … however muted. D

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    • Just for clarity…I do see the humor…my rental Zeiss 21mm was being delivered by Fedex and had to be signed for. Same thing tomorrow when The Puget arrives.I keep wanting to call it a Peugeot. 🙂 But, yeah, they do seem contradictory.
      That’s shame about the weather, David. I would have had the same expectations. That has happened to us a couple of times when vacationing in Maine. When we finally give it up, the weather turns sunny on the highway home.

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