12.28.2015 And now for something completely different

With apologies, sort of, to the Monty Python Troupe….

After photographing the moon, I set out for Hanks Meadow a little distance from the Lookout.  The fog was increasing and there is another tree that I like as much as the maple that you saw here a few posts back.  In this case it is a birch (a river birch, I think).

Hanks-Meadow-Foggy-Birch-122515-700WebThat’s not all that different.

But wait…there’s more.  After shooting this, I returned to Enfield Lookout to see what the increasing fog was doing there. The reservoir was blanketed in a rolling fog (much like the one in my head) and it filled the valleys in the distance as I looked toward Monadnock.  So here is yet again a shot of the mountain and Quabbin Valley but with a very different look and feel.

Quabbin-Valley-and-Mount-Monanadnock-from-Enfield-Lookout-in-Fog-122515-500WebThis and yesterday’s post pretty much covers my Christmas Day.  Mary Beth and I  don’t exchange much, just some little novelty food things, but Nature did come through in a big way.  🙂


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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26 Responses to 12.28.2015 And now for something completely different

  1. Jim Ruebush says:

    You did well. I like the look and feel of fog in the valleys.

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  2. Gorgeous black & white images…On behalf of Monty Python’s Troupe I will tell you no apology is necessary.

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  3. Faith says:

    Loved that birch, Steve. Was there just yesterday just before closing. Have a couple shots from Hanks Meadow but not seeing deer much these days! Maybe too many cars parked there lately!!

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  4. I continue enjoy the trees that you photograph in B& W. The tree is shrouded in an ethereal and serene fog. Just my kind of scene. It’s fantastic and I think this would make a great print.

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    • Thanks, Yvonne. I am getting ready to start making prints for my town hall exhibit coming up in March. I still haven’t decided on which prints to hang but this may be one of them. I am thinking of going all black and white for this one.

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  5. Andrew says:

    Both are super images. A top notch Christmas gift. I think you have found the holy grail.

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  6. Oh yes, I like the second image very well. Seems like you were quite busy on the Holiday. D

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  7. Gallivanta says:

    Not many gifts could top these scenes.

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  8. shoreacres says:

    The second photo’s a beauty. As I’ve said, probably ad nauseum, that kind of thick, rolling fog reminds me of San Francisco.

    That view needs a song. How about, “Down in the valley, valley so low, see how the fog ebbs, see how it flows…” 🙂

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  9. Yay, lots of fog! We don’t seem to get as much fog as we used to here. I think it is because of all the building and roads. sigh. The first photo intrigues me because it renders the tree so delicate looking.

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  10. I love both these black and white shots. The tree is beautiful, the branches are of a design humans can only aspire to, but never achieve. We have much to learn from nature! And the one you took of Quabbin Valley and the mountain is amazing. Like it’s all just sitting in a cloud.

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    • Thanks so much, I.K. Sometimes when what you want isn’t there it pays to go elsewhere and then return (waiting isn’t a bad strategy either). Things can change so much as you noted in another comment. That is why I visit the same places so often.
      Nature is indeed the ultimate teacher. Often imitated but never outdone.


  11. The fact that you keep coming up with good fog pictures proves that there’s not too much fog in your head.

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