10.5.2014 Quietude

Here is a little peace and quiet from this morning at the Quabbin Reservoir.  It was a bit breezy, so I did a long exposure of 13 seconds with a six-stop neutral density filter to give the water a nice smooth effect.

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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 10.5.2014 Quietude

  1. An etude of serenity, Steve.

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  2. Very nice indeed. You really are on a hot streak, aren’t you? I’m envious! Such productivity. D

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    • Thanks. I’d like to think I can keep this up for a while. I just need the weather to cooperate. We’re due for some rain tomorrow, but I hope not until the afternoon or evening. I think I can forget about photographing either the full moon or the eclipse. 😦

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  3. Andrew says:

    I shall add ‘étude’ to my repertoire. The long exposure is perfect here. The clouds over the horizon create a very fine effect. Subtle gradations and a millpond surface to the water.

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  4. Faith says:

    Another beauty! Can’t tell you how much I look forward to your daily posts & the beauty you choose to share. I’m working at seeing rather than just looking at all that surrounds us & trust that someday I may develop some semblance of ability to capture that which is there for the taking. Looked out the window at 4:00 AM today, knowing it was supposed to be a sunny day& thought of trying to catch some daybreak at Quabbin but my bed kept beckoning so I retreated for a couple more hours!! Lost my chance – but knew you would have something special for us. Thanks Steve.

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    • I am glad that you are enjoying these, Faith. I am not sure I can keep up this daily posting, but I’ll try.
      Seeing rather than looking is essential and it is good that you are practicing. Learning to eliminate the non-essential is another thing to practice.
      I had a comment on Facebook from a local photographer who stayed in bed yesterday also. I wish I could some days. Even when I stay up late, I still wake at or about 4 a.m. and am just not good at getting back in bed and sleeping.

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  5. Beautiful scene that is peaceful with lovely muted tones. The various layers that go across the photo from, top to bottom make this scene very different.

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  6. Lyle Krahn says:

    There’s a new word for me and the photo explains it so eloquently! I will need to add it to the repertoire.

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  7. Speaking of ‘tude: from your frequent references to this place, I’d say that for you quietude could be called Quabbitude.

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