09.05.2015 Light and fog over North Quabbin

We’ve been having a lot of fog and often enough, if we can see the horizon, a sky made colorful by clouds as was the case this morning. I hadn’t expected this and tried Harvard Pond first thinking there would be lots of fog and maybe the sun would rise as an orange ball.  Good plan, but there wasn’t any fog…or just a few wisps hugging the water.  So I headed back to New Salem where I shared this scene with another photographer who had arrived ahead of me.

Sunrise-in-New-Salem-090515-3-700WebThe light on the clouds was a bit nicer as the sun broke the horizon, but my 70-200 flares like crazy so none of those frames are worth sharing.  Also, I tried a bunch of variations of saturation and finally accepted this as the best it’s going to be.  A little over but I’m just blaming that on WordPress and its lack of color management.  It’s always someone else’s fault.  🙂



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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21 Responses to 09.05.2015 Light and fog over North Quabbin

  1. Andrew says:

    I think I’d be pretty happy with this Steve. Gorgeous.

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  2. Jim in IA says:

    Your photo looks very good on my screen. I like the way the fog reveals that hill.

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  3. I agree with Andrew! An awesome image, wonderful colors. If I hadn’t read your post, I wouldn’t have guessed that this is in New England . . . . how high up was your vantage point?

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  4. Any day with such a gorgeous sunrise is a special day…I understand the technical difficulties and imperfections, but it is still a gorgeous shot.

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  5. shoreacres says:

    The fog looks like cotton candy: the old-fashioned kind that got swirled around a paper tube. It wasn’t at all like the glop they sell pre-packaged today. It was pure, spun sugar, and sometimes it wasn’t even colored. I’ve not thought of it in a while, but this is a wonderful reminder. I think all that pretty light might be from the Merry-Go-Round.

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  6. Very impressive, Steve. I don’t think the color could be better but you are the “artiste” and I’m just an observer. I know that you are never satisfied and that is how it goes.

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    • Thanks, Yvonne. When it comes to creating things, I think satisfaction is a double edged sword. It’s good, but can lead to complacency.

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      • Of course, Steve. You are right. Everything that has ever been invented/made/created would have remained stagnant if folks had been satisfied, thus we’d still be living in the stone age or the iron age or what ever age.

        I realize that I too, am never quite satisfied with many things that I do. But I also realize that I can take things to the nth degree when often it is best to leave a job or a project alone after working at it way too long. There is a time and a place to have the sense to leave “well enough alone.”

        That is one reason that I have not been able to move forward on the story of my son’s dog. Lady. I want it to be better, yet I don’t have the tools, smarts or, writing ability to make it better. Other posts are the same. I have many in draft form but can’t stop nit picking them to pieces because I’m not satisfied. 🙂

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      • Yup, we both have a bad case of nits…the fussies, not the bugs. 🙂

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