10.17.2015 Quabbin Valley from Enfield Lookout at Dawn

I have to break this rut-shooting from the same locations repeatedly.  Well…I am not really serious about that.  Sometimes it takes multiple visits to a location before finding conditions that suit your vision and there is also the likelihood that even when you think that you have, there may be something even more interesting or rewarding yet to be seen.  I have a friend who says that she will not shoot certain subjects any more because she feels that there is nothing more to do.  I understand that fully, but still feel the need personally to continue my pursuit.  One just never knows…a brilliant color in the sky, foliage that fills the scene or mixes well with greens, a flower well covered previously but with added interest such as a lovely beetle…we just never know what nature will present.

So, having said that, here is another view from Enfield Lookout in Quabbin Park.  My last few posts have been looking toward Mount Monadnock.  This time we are gazing up the Quabbin Valley toward Shutesbury and New Salem…another oft frequented spot.


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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16 Responses to 10.17.2015 Quabbin Valley from Enfield Lookout at Dawn

  1. Jackson says:

    I miss more beautiful light and great shots around here by telling myself I’ve done ’em before . . . . Besides, a lot of your locations may be iconic to you easterners, but I’m seeing them first from you.

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    • That’s the truth, Jackson. Every day is different in some way. Often subtle. Blogging offers a chance to share these locally common views with a new audience. The same can be said for all those great western views you’ve been sharing.


  2. Such a gorgeous view, love the amazing fall colors you captured.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    One of nature’s little tricks that always surprises me is the way water can be so much brighter than the sky it reflects. Something else that caught my attention here was the color difference between the sky and the trees: pinks and lavenders for the sky, oranges, russet, and reds for the trees. Obviously, it’s one photo, but it almost feels like two.

    I like the way the strip of land bisects the water. It reminds me of the ripples a few days ago that functioned in much the same way.

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    • It would be possible for this to be two photographs meshed but, as you observed, it is not. The combination of colors and early morning light really made me happy viewing this scene and I was quite pleased that it captured so well. The foreground was not nearly as bright as the sky which required the use of a Graduated Neutral Density filter to balance the light.
      This view is just to the right of that with Mount Monadnock I shared a few weeks ago.


  4. Jim in IA says:

    Going back to the same place can give two kinds of rewards. It can be a reminder of how it was before with its familiarity. But, it can also be a surprise with some subtle or obvious changes. They can provide interest.

    I’m always in favor of revisiting places. They are like good friends.

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  5. This is a gorgeous vista. Could not ask for better color. The re-visit certainly was worth it.

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  6. Lyle Krahn says:

    Stunningly beautiful. If you have the patience to keep going back there is always something different. Great cloud formations in this one.

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  7. I’m of the same mind. I can take photos at the same location over and over and over. It’s never the same. That is the wonderful, surprising, and humbling lesson of nature.

    Gorgeous capture. The light is amazing.

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  8. Hooray for vertical landscapes. This could be conceived as several horizontal ones stacked up.

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