10.04.2014 Moody Bridge Road

Slim pickin’s today.  The light and color was nice on Moody Bridge Road in Hadley for about 5 minutes, then the sky closed, turned gray and the light went flat.  I then drove up to Ashfield and Bear Swamp, but by the time I got there it was raining in addition to thick fog.  I hiked a bit, got wet and didn’t see anything that said “take me”.

So here is an image that I grabbed in Hadley while I could.  I crossed half way through a hay field (fortunately it was recently cut) to get to this point with the “sun” rising behind the trees and a bit of color in the sky.  This is a ditch moving through the field.  Last year I fell in and lost a lens cap for my rented Zeiss 21.  This year I was smarter and stayed on this side.  🙂

Moody-Bridge-Road-sunrise-100414-600WebThe rest of today will be spent moving as much as I can to an external, that I just formatted clean, so all will be prepared for the arrival of the Puget on Monday.  Hopefully I won’t be offline too long.

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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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16 Responses to 10.04.2014 Moody Bridge Road

  1. I like this shot very much. I must hurry along with my comments. No electricity since this past Thursday at 6:45 pm when high winds and hail bombarded our town. So glad to have power again.

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  2. Andrew says:

    I find the colour palette rather pleasing Steve. It probably lacks a little something – a Fringed Gentian perhaps – but maybe there is one buried in the ditch with your lens cap 😉

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  3. benrowef64 says:

    Great colour in the sky I haven’t seen that purple for a long time, great shot.

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  4. Had you not had this Hadley picture, you would indeed have been had by Hadley. Good save.

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  5. shoreacres says:

    I’ve noticed your lavender skies in several photos. If the color is true, and not a function of my monitor, it’s a color I rarely see here. I wonder why that is. Perhaps your higher latitude? I’ll have to look more closely and see if I can spot some here. In the meantime, this is a lovely, unusual view. I like the “fish scale” clouds.

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    • I can’t explain why the various colors display themselves under different conditions, Linda. We do get lavender skies, although I think the tendencies of my camera’s sensor may have a little to do with that as well as my choices in processing.
      I believe the clouds are described as “Mackerel”.

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  6. Another real beauty to add to your recent streak! Good luck with the new machine! I’m sure you’ll be up and running in no time at all. D

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  7. Always best to stay out of ditches, I have found. 🙂 This terrain reminds me of a place I go, only under duress, because it is creased with swales from the glacier, that are hidden by tall sharp vegetation. AAAARGH!

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