04.18.2016 Quabbin Sunrise

I’m skipping a day’s image making because I so enjoyed the experience of what is contained in this image. I did shoot Sunday but that will have to wait. When I took out the compost this morning (a daily ritual that allows me to assess the conditions) all I saw were stars and the moon- not a cloud in the sky.  But I headed to my favorite sunrise location knowing that there quite often will be some cloudiness on the horizon.  The sky did not disappoint.

Gate-5-Sunrise-041816-2-960As I walked down the trail the sky was hidden by the overhanging trees, so it wasn’t until I reached the water that I recognized my good fortune.  Fishing season opened yesterday and I could hear the motor boats in the distance and the voices of the anglers over the hum.  I appreciated that boats have a restriction on how close to the southern end of the reservoir they can approach.  Coincidentally, rafts of ducks made their way down past the boat limit buoys.     🙂



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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8 Responses to 04.18.2016 Quabbin Sunrise

  1. Another classic shot. I envy you this vantage. Beautiful. Just beautiful.

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  2. Gee this one is beautiful. The colors reflected in the water are incredible. Great capture.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    I can only imagine the pleasure of having taken this one. It’s beautifully tranquil. The faint, vertical shaft of light that intersects both the sky and the reflection in the water adds interest, too. Starburst sunrises are fun, but, for me, they don’t have the staying power that a photo like this does.

    I’m glad that it’s possible to click through and see the image without the framing. Speaking only for myself, I’ve found it hard to focus on the image rather than the stark, black frame, so it’s good to have an option. I did notice that you introduced a drop shadow in the framing of “Shoreline Light,” and that was interesting. It tickled me that when I clicked through on that one, the shadow remained visible while the frame disappeared into the background.

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    • It’s interesting that you can click through and see the image frameless. Is your background black or very dark? When I click through, WP is showing me the image on a white window so I see the frame. I have had a few folks ask about seeing my images online with the possibility of purchase, so I want to show them how I frame and mat them. I don’t think every image will get the treatment, but those I think are more artistic might.

      I agree with you that images, at least some, are more memorable without the actual sunburst. One of the images I submitted for the art show had a starburst and was not accepted. I think had I submitted the almost exact same image but without the sun it might have made it in. That one is hanging in the town hall exhibit so I thought the next in the progression would work. Guessed wrong. The starburst image I posted two days ago framed by the trees probably wouldn’t have the same impact as just a colorful sky between the trees. It’s all so subjective and who knows what will appeal to whom. I’m glad this one appeals to you. Thanks, Linda.


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