04.18.2015 Rattlesnake Hill in a Fog

I was hoping for a partly cloudy start to the morning for a nice sunrise.  Instead there were thin clouds banking the horizon which created a milky sky that held a little color for a short time at dawn.  Some of those clouds were also in the valleys in North Quabbin, so I worked on this view looking north toward Rattlesnake Hill.


For a change…I was overdressed.  It warmed up nicely this morning…and I saw Hepatica flowers.  🙂


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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24 Responses to 04.18.2015 Rattlesnake Hill in a Fog

  1. Ana says:

    Great atmosphere shot!

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  2. Radhika says:

    So very beautiful!! 🙂

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  3. Girl Gone Expat says:

    Very nice

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  4. Jim in IA says:

    Waiting for those fleeting colors to be just right is pretty tricky. They can come and go so fast. I’d say this shot caught the moment pretty well.

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    • The thin clouds helped to keep the color a little longer than a clear sky might have but there was a peak. I made a lot of images trying to capture all the differences in the rolling fog.


  5. Mark says:

    Sure looks like a peaceful morning!


  6. You knocked it out of the park with this, Steve. I could stare at this for hours, I think. So glad you’re seeing warmer temps finally!

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  7. The muted morning colora are magnificent. You captured a very special time of the day.

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  8. You’ve got yourself a winner here, Steve, with that “island” floating in that milky rose sky above the fog.


  9. shoreacres says:

    Your hills and valleys do a wonderful job of setting the scene for you. The colors are so pure, and it’s always a treat to see your fog. Each one has its own charms — I never get tired of them.

    What I’m tired of is thunderstorms. After going for months and months without, it’s been nice to have some around, but these haven’t been the most well-behaved. I’m watching another line roll down, and hoping we don’t lose power again. This time, I’m prepared. I’ve run the dishwasher, made a fresh pot of coffee, pulled out the lantern and set the AC a little low. I’m hoping it’s going to pass to the SE, but we’ll see. I may have time to look at another photo before I have to shut this thing down. 😉


    • These valleys are especially good at making ground fog after w warm day. There are quite a number of streams here that feed the Quabbin Reservoir with much groundwater feeding the streams. A cool night following a warm or hot day is just all it takes for a bounty of fog.
      I hope you were spared the brunt, if not all, of the storm’s wrath, Linda. For the most part, we have only lightning strikes and straight line wind bursts to worry about with a thunder event. Possibly a power failure is less of a worry here as the storms are not usually as powerful as those in Texas, I guess, but the whole storm is always exciting.
      I have flown just once…a trip to California in the late 80s…and thunderstorms were what I remember the most. The trip out was not too bad, although the heat was oppressive when we switched flights in Dallas-Fort Worth. On the way back we experienced severe thunder storms over that same area and had to circle Wichita Falls with at least 8 other visible planes. After we finally landed, the plane had to sit in a very long line as we waited for the storm to lessen. Once we got up there was powerful turbulence and everyone, including the stewardesses, had to stay strapped in for quite a while. Damn…I should have used the bathroom before boarding the plane. 🙄


  10. Lottie Nevin says:

    Oooooh, this is a gem, Steve 🙂

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  11. Lyle Krahn says:

    I like that mystical look. What lies below?

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  12. quabbinite says:

    Love Rattlesnake. Were you on Pittman when you took this shot?


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