05.15.2015 South Amherst

No alliteration or fancy title today.  Just a simple picture of some land in my hometown.  This is a view that I hadn’t seen before and was the other end of the trail that I walked after seeing the white variant of the red trillium last Monday. Those of you who saw this on Facebook know that I removed a bright white sign from the middle of the image as well as a woman and her dog that were walking across the  field near the central tree.  I don’t usually remove things but this light only appeared for a few seconds and when they were gone so was the light.  Artistic license.  Some folks like the human element in a landscape but in this case I did not wish them as part of the picture.

South-Amherst-Brookfield-Trail-051115-700WebOh yeah…while walking the trail I also came across this…Moose trackIt’s a moose track.  🙂


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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26 Responses to 05.15.2015 South Amherst

  1. Jim in IA says:

    Are there many moose there?

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    • Probably not too many as we don’t hear of many sightings and this was the first time I have seen moose tracks in Amherst. The Quabbin does have a population of +/- 100 and I have seen a few there.

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  2. Lyle Krahn says:

    Now if there had been a moose in that beautiful light, I’m guessing you would have kept it – more artistic licence.

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  3. It’s good to see you’ve renewed your artistic license before it expired. The intruders have gone into the photographic ether, so long live the (not unretouched) landscape.


  4. Andrew says:

    That’s a fine landscape Steve. I think I may see the Moose on the loose in the far distance.

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  5. shoreacres says:

    I’ve nothing against people or signs, but I think your decision was a good one. I’m amazed by the variety of colors, and the perfect wash of yellow light. It looks like a painter’s landscape: British comes to mind, but it could just as easily be American. It’s beautiful.

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    • Spring can fool you. It’s not quite the riot of brilliant saturated autumn hues, but the greens are varied and stay that way for a week or two before the heat averages them all out into a nice medium tone. It’s also helped by the warm low angled rays of the rising sun as it peeked out from the clouds for a few moments. It reminded me also of your description which is what I was hoping for. Thanks, Linda.


  6. WOW, how cool is that? I waffle on the human element in a landscape too, and I’m afraid I’ve eliminated my share 🙂

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  7. Nothing wrong with ridding a scene of distracting elements. The human and the dog would have ruined this wonderful scene. It’s beautiful with the cattle in a pasture in the background.

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    • I agree for the most part, Yvonne. But I’d prefer that they not be there at the start. OTOH, they were rather small in the scheme of things and others may have wished to see them there. And they are…in the RAW file. Nothing gets destroyed. 🙂

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  8. Indeed, beautiful light.

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