05.10.2016 Peeking Sun

As so often happens, there was a cloud bank heading for the horizon when I checked out the sky during my compost pile visit yesterday morning.  That’s when I get my first hint of what the day might offer for a sunrise shot and it looked like with a little luck something nice might present itself.  I thought North Quabbin from New Salem might be the spot.

It’s a half hour ride and often I see things build as I approach, but this time it was a race between the clouds and the sun as to who would greet me on my arrival.  On this occasion  the sun won out with just a slight split between clouds and horizon…a sought after opportunity.


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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12 Responses to 05.10.2016 Peeking Sun

  1. I like that oh-so-narrow horizontal band of pink. The rock in the foreground amplifies the menacing gloom of the clouds above it.

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  2. Beautywhizz says:

    Beautiful shot. You have caught the moment.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    You’ve captured a phenomenon I often see at sunset, when the color spreads out only in one direction. While there’s pink on both sides of the sun, it’s certainly more prominent to the right.

    A clockwise rotation, and the pink clouds and sun’s rays turn into the rays of a pretty sunflower, on a very long pink stem.

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    • Part of what is keeping the effect to the right is the angle at which the clouds are touching the horizon on the left. Earlier, as the color and light built under the clouds, there was more of a gap on that side which closed as the sun rose.


  4. The starbursts son is a real winner especially with that giant boulder sitting prominently in the scene.

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    • Thanks, Yvonne. Speaking of “son”, how is Danny doing? I haven’t seen you mentioning him on Facebook lately. I hope he is progressing well with his recovery.

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      • Thanks Steve for asking, He is doing fairly well but I’m not sure if or when he will be able to run his business again. I need a new pic of him and keep forgetting to take my camera. I will do a post to thank everyone that gave to help with bills and who offered concerns and well wishes. He is very depressed right now.


      • I am sorry that Danny is depressed but it is certainly understandable. Recovery from something like this is long and the prospect of being somewhat diminished in one’s abilities must be hard to accept initially.

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  5. Nice shot which provides, once again, evidence that you are surely a dedicated photographer.

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