01.26.2016 Dawn over Quabbin Tower

Lean pickings this weekend with only the one day of ice shooting.  Here’s a shot from a warmer time last May looking at Quabbin Tower atop Quabbin Hill from my oft-visited spot in Belchertown at the end of Old Enfield Road.

Quabbin-Tower-at-Dawn-051214-960WebI’ve been hearing a lot of folks say they are ready for spring. We haven’t even had winter really.  It’s been cold enough to freeze up streams and waterfalls, but so little snow.  Everything will suffer a bit if we don’t start to build a good snow pack for a strong spring melt.  It was 43° today and most likely will be tomorrow as well.  I haven’t used a heat pack yet.

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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11 Responses to 01.26.2016 Dawn over Quabbin Tower

  1. BeeHappee says:

    Incredible image!! I was just browsing paintings by Winslow Homer and then saw this, and it reminds me of his paintings. Really nice, love it.

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  2. shoreacres says:

    There’s an old-fashioned saying I used to hear from my grandparents and parents. Being happy or content was known as being “in the pink.” I found this explanation of the phrase:

    “Why pink has been chosen to epitomise the pinnacle of quality is more likely to do with the Dianthus flower, many varieties of which are called Pinks. It is known that society in the reign of Elizabeth I admired the flowers: hence the first uses of pink with the ‘excellent’ meaning in that period.

    There are two theories about how the flowers got their name. One suggests that it is the flowers that gave their name to the colour, rather than vice-versa, and that the name derives from the Dutch ‘pinck-ooghen’ – ‘little eye’ (literally – to blink). The second theory is based on the earlier verb form of pink, which means to cut or to pierce – in a style that would now be done using pinking shears. Dianthuses are said to be called Pinks because their edges are pinked.”

    In any case, I like the sky/flower connection. I’d say the world was feeling “in the pink” when you made your image.

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    • Of course, being oldish, I am familiar with the phrase having heard it often in my childhood.
      I had not heard the pinking shears etymology before, but it seems a good likelihood. Not all dianthus are pink, but they are all pinked..


  3. Incredible colors of the clouds. Excellent photo with some moodiness.

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  4. Nice. I have yet to see any nice color, at either end of the day, here up North. Hoping that summer will be the time for that. D

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  5. As you know, even one full day of ice shooting would be a welcome opportunity for a nature photographer in a warm climate.

    At first glance I thought the tower was a person. It reminded me of a scene from the movie of The French Lieutenant’s Woman:



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