10.12.2015 Mount Norwottuck Again

Once more I was on my way somewhere other than where I ended up.  Seems to be my way, I guess.  Quabbin was on my mind as I left the house under a perfectly clear and starry sky.  But as I drove through town, fog started to settle in the valleys and I could see the eastern sky lighting up brilliant red.  A look to the south told me that’s where the show would be and I turned in that direction for Mount Pollux.

The sky over the Holyoke Range was getting some subtle color and I ran up the hill while it was building in intensity.

Mount-Norwottuck-from-Mount-Pollux-101115-700WebThings don’t always go as planned which is often a good thing.

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 10.12.2015 Mount Norwottuck Again

  1. Jim in IA says:

    An important principle of mindfulness: Be ready for change. Accept it and move forward.

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  2. I think flexibility is one of the keys to being happy in life. Your glorious morning photo is a perfect example! That sky is amazing.

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  3. These are the kind of happy twists and turns that contribute to making photography worthwhile and add to the adventure. What fun… a colorful, yet subtle and tranquil image… and different from your other work.

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    • Thanks for stopping by and your nice comment, David. Although I usually have some idea in my head when I start out, nothing is written in stone and it is a treat when something unexpected presents.
      Most of my work lately has been landscapes in the early twilight or at sunrise so this has become more typical than my flowers etc.


  4. Grey and rosy: an excellent combination.

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  5. Beautiful early morn scene. Could not ask for better colors. I like this one very much.

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  6. It’s always a good idea to be flexible, and look behind you. This is so beautiful!

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  7. Our lives are such a mix of alternative choices, your photo would say they are good choices.

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  8. shoreacres says:

    Your first sentence reminded me of a letter Horace Walpole wrote to his friend Horace Mann in 1754. In it, he defined serendipity as “a propensity for making fortunate discoveries while looking for something else.” It seems to me you had a serendipitous sunrise — it’s lovely.

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    • How could one not appreciate a quote from “The Two Horaces”? I have been quite fortunate in my hikes to have had many serendipitous discoveries and experiences. While a good number of my images are the result of anticipation and visualization, many were surprises.
      And speaking of visualization, one of my pet peeves is the term “previsualization” that in my opinion is misused by photographers. Ansel Adams first spoke of visualizing an image and then seeing that through to the print. Somehow that got turned into “previsualization” which seems a few letters more than a full load. One photographer rationalizes the use of it by saying it is what you do in the house/studio before then visualizing in the field. When I read a magazine article, book or blog post by someone who uses the term improperly, it is all I can do to keep an open mind for the rest of the reading. 🙂


      • shoreacres says:

        In the process of thinking through my next post, I’ve been pondering this, from Dorothea Lange: “To know ahead of time what you’re looking for means you’re then only photographing your own preconceptions, which is very limiting, and often false.”


      • I would agree to the point where all we allow ourselves to see are our preconceptions which can be true of everything in life.
        I will look forward to your next post and thoughts on the concept.


  9. Great images and blog. Thanks for the fantastic views.


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