08.20.2015 A view from Mount Pollux

A few weeks back, while photographing the setting full moon, I turned to the south for this view of the Holyoke Mountain Range…one of the rare east-west oriented ranges.

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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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9 Responses to 08.20.2015 A view from Mount Pollux

  1. shoreacres says:

    It looks to me more like smoke drifting by, than fog. There’s a mysterious quality to the view: a kind of somberness. I like the dark tones, and the horizontal lines. It’s got the feel of a deserted station platform just before dawn, or perhaps an empty square. I really like it.

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    • I can see where it would express a somber quality although that is not at all what I was feeling or wanted to portray. More just the serenity that I seek in the early morning. I almost did not make this image as at first I wasn’t feeling much of anything after finding the meadow before me to have been mowed by the town. But a little creative cropping helps rid that aspect and allowed me to show how I initially felt before noticing the mowing. This was a few moments after my previous Venus’ Girdle image.


    • krikitarts says:

      I see that we have similar tastes. Your “deserted station platform” analogy has struck a chord that has metamorphosed into an earworm, that I can’t seem to get out of my head. I’ve been on many such a platform, and I remember many of them surprisingly clearly. I find myself recalling more of them to active memory…thanks for that.


  2. Jim in IA says:

    I imagine you know most of this already. But, perhaps you will still find it interesting since you are out during the twilight so often.

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  3. krikitarts says:

    I wish I had a dollar (well, maybe 5) for each image that I’d considered not making and then changing my mind. When I come back to them, the vast majority have much more personal attraction than I thought they’d have at the time. In the meantime, if I find myself torn between making the time to shoot this one or not, the positive wins, and I’m seldom disappointed after-capture. If it turns out to be not what I’d hoped for, there’s always the delete option, and I’m none the poorer for it–although there are a few that I’ve come to treasure that I very nearly deleted the first or second time around. Now that we can get 4 TB of external hard drive backup in a package the size of a deck of cards for a little more than $100, the decision gets even easier. Further, I love going back randomly to a previous session to look for lost treasures. There be rewards! But I digress. Back to the point, I’m once again in accord with shoreacres and the deserted platform, and I love the contemplated mood of this image.

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    • Thanks, Gary. I echo your comments about the ability to take and save more images. In the old film days we had to worry more about the economy of image making. Of course, that also leads to blasting away which has its own drawbacks. The 10-12 fps ability of a top end wildlife photographer’s camera is something else but drives amateur photographers wild sometimes.

      I’ve found my share of treasure when reviewing old folders too. Always a pleasant surprise and aided by advancing Photoshop and plugin technology.

      I guess I have not done enough train riding…the platform would never have occurred to me.


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