12.23.2015 Dawn over Quabbin Valley

Quabbin Valley is divided into two sections by Prescott Peninsula.  This is looking more westerly…Monday’s post was more northerly…and we are seeing Pelham, Shutesbury, New Salem and beyond.

Dawn-over-Quabbin-Valley-West-from-Enfield-Lookout-122015-700WebDiffering from the extended light we had in yesterday’s Holyoke Range post, those magenta tinged clouds were lit for only a few seconds before the color faded.  This was the first shot I got upon arriving and I almost missed it.


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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17 Responses to 12.23.2015 Dawn over Quabbin Valley

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Such a contrast in colours from yesterday’s dawn. No day ever dawns the same; thank goodness.

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  2. As before,l the trees make the photo complete. So many layers of various things to look at; The trees. two areas of water, the pink sky and the blue clouds all come together to make a complete photo.

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  3. Oh, I like this one. It’s got nice detail in the foreground and in the mid-range. Taken at just the perfect moment. Your images over the last few days would suggest that you’ve been out-of-the-house early recently. You are surely a dedicated photographer.

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    • Dedicated I am, but I am also enjoying these later dawns. Soon the park’s opening time will be after sunrise so I am making the most of the opportunity…6:30 gate opens and 7:15 sunrise. I can even be in for civil twilight.

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  4. Talk about propitious timing. What did you do after the color faded?

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  5. shoreacres says:

    I especially like the long, looping curve of the shoreline. It looks clean, pristine — good walking territory.

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    • Prescott Peninsula is very clean and relatively pristine as it is a man-made shoreline which, of course, did not exist prior to the flooding. Much of the reservoir is lined with rocks that were trucked in at the time of construction. It is that clean as it is off limits to visitation.


  6. Stunning. Thank goodness for us all that you caught it just in time.

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