I would not say that I am stuck in a rut or losing interest in my regularly visited landscapes, but it is good to add new locations for variety in image-making and I will admit to sometimes not feeling inspired as I leave the house when going somewhere familiar. That was the case on this past Monday when I checked out Google Maps and The Photographer’s Ephemeris for sunrise over the river. I enjoy sharing our local landscapes and variety is the spice of Nature Photography.
This spot, near Mass. Audubon’s Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in nearby Easthampton, on the Oxbow offered the view I was hoping for. Well, almost. The sun was rising a little south of my perspective, but the side-lighting of the clouds as I looked northward made for some wonderful light.
And…possibly the name Oxbow is familiar, aside from it’s utilitarian identity, but also as a favorite work of art from The Hudson River School‘s Thomas Cole–View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm-The Oxbow. Lots of links (4) in that one sentence and six altogether. 🙂
This really exceeded my expectations.