11.16.2015 Quabbin covered in fog at twilight

Here’s another of those surprises that happens when you keep going despite things looking less than promising.  I left the house with a sky absolutely clear and full of stars.  Not usually a good sign for a brilliant sunrise.  But as I drove up Pelham Hill heading for Route 202, I could see some clouds at the horizon.  It looked like the sky would be socked in where the sun would rise.  But the clouds split and created a gap for the light to come through and some nice color started to build below the clouds.

Quabbin-covered-in-fog-at-Twilight-1b-111615-700WebAlthough the temperature was below freezing, the warmth from the previous day held by the water created some nice fog to fill the foreground.

I hope the color looks OK.  I had to adjust it because someone asked to see the image in an email and that looked awful straight out of the original jpeg.  Then the original looked OK on Facebook but not here, so I made another saturation adjustment.  I wish they all used calibration.


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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19 Responses to 11.16.2015 Quabbin covered in fog at twilight

  1. If they all used the same calibration, apparently that would make life too easy for the rest of us! I have the same grumble. But in fact all my grumbles fade away when I look at this photograph. It is stunning, Steve.

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  2. Jim in IA says:

    That is the kind of morning sky that starts a day off right. Those colors can be so fleeting. Looks like you were good with your timing and good fortune.

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  3. That’s a yummy sunrise, all right.

    I’ve used fill flash but never fill fog. At least fog doesn’t require batteries the way flash does.

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  4. Heavenly sunrise with the fog still hanging low.. So ,many layers here which makes this photo so beautiful and interesting.

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  5. Lyle Krahn says:

    She’s a beauty with that river of fog.

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  6. Gallivanta says:

    The colours are beautiful.

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  7. shoreacres says:

    I really like those four pines (or whatever) in the foreground. They look like spectators at a remarkable performance. I almost can see them applauding.

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    • shoreacres says:

      Oh – I just saw your title. I still have to do a double think when I see the word “twilight.” I’ve always attached it to evening. I’m not sure I’ve ever known someone other than you to use it for morning, too. I suppose it’s common among photographers.

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      • Many people just consider twilight (both civil and nautical) as a night event because they sleep later in the morning, I guess, but it is applied to both ends of the day.
        I like that analogy to a performance and an audience. There were several other folks watching with me, but I think the idea of the trees applauding is more likely as they get their energy directly from the sun.


    • To quote Yoda…”Pines they are”.


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