12.08.2015 Lovely Gray Morning

Black and White photography is often referred to as Monochrome or Gray Scale.  Sunday was a Gray Scale day at Quabbin.

Quabbin-Shoreline-in-Fog-2-120615-700WebWhen processing these, it is tempting to find a white and black point for ample contrast, but too much contrast would make this lose the feel of the fog which was floating through the cove in Quabbin Park.  Hidden from view to the left is Goodnough Dike, one of the two dams which hold back the Swift River creating the reservoir.  Elsewhere is Winsor Dam.


Quabbin-Shoreline-in-Fog-120615-700WebLooking northward from the cove which is the site of the submerged former Morton Pond, Mount Lizzie is hidden in the thick fog.  Past the rocks in the mid-ground is a second cove which is the scene captured earlier in the autumn.

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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14 Responses to 12.08.2015 Lovely Gray Morning

  1. shoreacres says:

    Every now and then, we have a frontal passage that drops the temperature and gives us the effect shown in your first photo. I think it’s one of the neatest kinds of fog. Unfortunately, we’re stuck with sea fog right now — more like your second photo. The good news is that it gives me an extra hour to drink coffee in the morning. The bad news is that it takes away an hour of work.

    I like the second photo, too, although it feels just slightly unnerving. Who knows what’s lurking out there, out of sight? 🙂

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    • I like fog in general, but am right there with you on the first type. I enjoy watching fog roll through the landscape, changing shape, getting brighter and dimmer, hiding then revealing what lies within and beyond. The second has a different effect for me…mysterious and inviting to see what is not seen.


  2. The whole world seems to disappear in the upper right of the second picture.

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  3. LOVE these, especially the second one. That one is particularly nice because of the gentle detail of the rocks, then going off to the oblivion of the mist.

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  4. It looks like such a perfect day to walk and think…Love the monochrome treatment, makes your images really special.

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  5. You are very skilled at b/w photography

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  6. Phil Lanoue says:

    Lovely image Steve!


  7. I love the fog and mist. It’s like a soft, fuzzy blanket. It does make it a challenge to obtain crisp images, though. These are both fantastic (and my fav! B&W!). The second capture is beautiful and I love how the shoreline disappears into that gentle gray. I’m quite drawn to the first image though as there is something so interesting about those rocks in the foreground.


    • There is something quite pleasing about the softness fog gives an image. I was worried that the second might have too much detail and was careful to keep as much softness as I could while still maintaining the character of the shoreline.
      I am glad that you like B&W as I did some water on Saturday which will be here soon.

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