12.27.2014 Sunrise in a Hadley Hayfield

Two mornings in a row!  I didn’t expect this and got out of the house late.  I would have loved to get back over to the Quabbin shore but time was a wastin’ so this is from a hayfield next to the Conte Refuge in Hadley.

I think I may have knelt in some of the honey wagon product while fishing around in my camera bag.  🙂

Hadley-Sunrise-122714-700WebI waited around for the sun to break the horizon, but the clouds obscured it and I didn’t make any images of that.  We did get some frost overnight which shows on the grass in the foreground.

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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20 Responses to 12.27.2014 Sunrise in a Hadley Hayfield

  1. krikitarts says:

    What a wonderful sky! You were also very fortunate to be able to include the new frost. We had our second dusting of snow last night, otherwise it’s been brown and gray and dry here for weeks. This is a great way to start your day!


  2. Yet another nice one … I’m convinced that Pennsylvania must be surrounded by some sort of positive-pressure shroud, keeping those beautiful colors from view here. Or, another way of looking at it is that your part of the world has a much higher particulate count in the air … allowing for such brilliant scattering … while the air we breath here in PA is much cleaner. Perhaps that last hypothesis simply represents a very large batch of sour-grapes. Spent the day doing chores and driving to a sheep-to-shawl practice … not a moment with the camera. D PS: When you have a minute .. might you provide a two-sentence distillation on what an PS upgrade versus purchase of the Nik collection from Google would do for me. I have come to the conclusion that although LR is pretty darn cool … it will not allow me to rise to the level of Gingold-greatness.


    • That’s a very short step. Our air is not too bad….as long as the Midwest’s acid rain stays away.

      I have not used Lightroom yet, but from what I have read, it is a good starting point and often all that is necessary as Adobe continues to add capability. But there are some tasks that cannot be done there and migrating to Photoshop is required. By using the Nik filters in LR, you do have more opportunity for targeted adjustments. Adobe has a deal for now…it has lasted much longer than initially advertised…for a LR and PS bundle for $9.99 per month…supposedly forever if you sign up while it is offered. https://creative.adobe.com/plans/photography As long as you are current with your PS/LR payments you will get all future upgrades and updates as part of your rental. The big negative is that if you change your mind in the future, then you no longer have the PS software. Should you do this, I would recommend converting all files to Tiff so they can be read by other software.
      I can’t tell you which you should do as I am unfamiliar with LR. Getting PS seems more cost effective for the time being.
      In addition, here is a link to Tony’s luminosity masks. http://www.goodlight.us/specialoffers.html


  3. Jim in IA says:

    Sunrises like that are a great way to begin a day. I always look out my east window in the morning for a good sign.


    • I wish I could see the sky from my east facing window. But those darn trees that we like so much get in the way. Even when I go to the street, it is still hard to gauge the horizon. I need to get out of our neighborhood before I get a good idea of what is happening.


      • Jim in IA says:

        Our previous house had a clear view to the WSW. I had always enjoyed watching approaching weather. We moved in 2000 to this one that faces E. It took a while to get over the loss of my former view. Now, the first thing I do is check the sky to the E.

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  4. Andrew says:

    Amazing again Steve. You are on a roll. Very good shadow detail.


  5. Really a gorgeous photo. I think this one should be printed. Composition is superb and the colors are magnificent.


  6. That’s a great combination with the frost, which even picked up some of the warm coloring from the clouds. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could always get a bonus like that?


  7. Reblogged this on mtaggartwriter and commented:
    It’s a fun moment when you stumble upon a blog and realize it’s land you know well. This is a great picture. I’ve driven past these fields thousands of times. It’s too good not to share. Well done Stephen Gingold.


  8. shoreacres says:

    I thought about you Christmas morning as I was leaving town, just before sunrise. We had our first frost of the year, and some of it was fairly heavy. It wasn’t going to last long, but it certainly was pretty.

    One of the things that surprises me about your photos is how often a yellow sunrise and pink clouds show up together. Generally, our sunrise glow is pretty consistent: pink clouds mean a pink sunrise, salmon clouds mean a tending-toward-salmon sun, and so on. This one looks like our native lantana — one of the prettiest pink-and-yellow combos there is.


  9. It is a honey of a shot! 🙂


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