10.24.2015 Sunrise and Foliage on Mount Pollux

Frost on the ground (24°F) and Raynauds in my gloves…it’s early winter in October in New England.

This morning at 6:30 was an aimless drive before sunrise  which for us is now at about 7:15 until next Sunday when it will return to an earlier and more reasonable time.  I am not a fan of DST and am happy once it returns to normal.  Of course, that means driving home from work in the dark.  I tried a few spots and finally noticed that the sun was illuminating the clouds at the horizon and would spread to the light clouds building to the south.  Hustling back to Pollux, I got out just as that color was developing over the mountains in the Holyoke Range.  It’s a familiar scene, but I am happy nonetheless to have this image.

Mount-Norwottuck-Dawn-from-Mount-Pollux-3-102415-700WebWe’re due for some much needed rain tomorrow.

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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18 Responses to 10.24.2015 Sunrise and Foliage on Mount Pollux

  1. What beautiful light and mix of colors you made the most of with an eye pleasing composition.


  2. Oh gee my comment flew away. The trees on the right are a perfect balance for the gorgeous colors of a cold and crisp sunrise. The scene is “alive with color.”

    I am so very glad that I don’t have to endure those long months of cold. It is bad enough when it gets around 28-29 degrees later in the year.

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  3. Gallivanta says:

    Is your comment about rain based on the old “red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning”?

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  4. No rosy tones of sunrise in Austin yesterday morning or today. We’ve already had several days of the rain that you’re hoping will reach you soon.

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  5. shoreacres says:

    It does look dry; it’s especially noticeable in the foreground. We’ve had 5″ in the past 24 hours, and perhaps more today. But the winds have turned to the north, and are picking up. I’m hoping for a dry late afternoon, and some beautiful skies like those in your photo.

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  6. Gorgeous pinks, peaches, blues, and lavenders. And wow how the entire landscape is cast in that amazing glow! When such beauty is a “familiar scene” that deserves a high five.

    I never tire of looking at the sky. Obviously you don’t either. Excellent.

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    • For years I concentrated more on the ground than the sky. Now it’s the other way around.

      That glow is due to the high thin clouds acting as a diffuser for the rosy light reflecting off them. I am glad you enjoyed this, Intricate Knot.

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