11.05.2016 North Quabbin Shoreline with Sunrise-lit Island

On the next to last day of my vacation I decided to walk the same road that yielded the “What lies beneath” image depicting our low water levels.  They are still low today, but it is not that evident in this image.

north-quabbin-shoreline-at-sunrise-101716-900Today is a chore day.  Still lots to do although the gardens are put to bed for the winter and most of the leaves are picked up. The wood is stacked and tarped along with the splitter and summer tools put away. Next up the snowblower escapes the shed into the garage, snow removal tools put out and the garage stocked with a few months worth of firewood. Last mowing of the year this weekend as well.  Sometimes condo living seems attractive but not for long.


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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22 Responses to 11.05.2016 North Quabbin Shoreline with Sunrise-lit Island

  1. BuntyMcC says:

    Lovely shot – and I am sorry to hear of your continued low water level. It has been wet here for a month – northeast of you in PEI. So we don’t have low water problems but yardwork was completely stalled. Our wood has not been delivered and I have tulips still to plant!

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  2. Todd Henson says:

    I really like this one, Steve. It’s of the sort you’re so good at creating: very peaceful, calm, and reflective (in more ways than one!). Great composition, everything lined up just right and well balanced. Really good stuff!

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    • Thanks, Todd. Appreciate the nice critique. Those qualities you mention are exactly why I have become a morning photographer, although admittedly I have never been a night owl. Especially with the current tone in our world, getting out and enjoying the serenity of early morning is so beneficial.


  3. Jim Ruebush says:

    I think there will be at least 2 more lawn mowings for me. The other chores are done. The final mowings use the bagger on the mower to collect leaves. I spread them on the trail behind the house that goes to the paved city trail system.

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    • With our tick problems, I don’t spread the chopped leaves on our trail into the woods, but they do get deposited out there in the trees along with all the others that fall there. We have several brush piles for the wildlife and the leaves often top them off for a little insulation.

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  4. krikitarts says:

    Sure wish I could have borrowed your splitter for a few days before shutting our cabin down for the winter! Beautiful sunrise shot, Steve; so serene!

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    • If you lived closer, I would be glad to loan it to you, Gary. I came by the splitter as a loaner that eventually required repairs. The owner, a friend and former co-worker, ended up selling it to me for a couple of hundred bucks and the expense I had gone to for the repairs. It now has a great Subaru engine and brand new carburetor. Starts easy and does the job, although I would love one that stands so I don’t have to lift the logs onto the bar. All in all I am quite happy to have it and, were it not for my friend’s original generosity, would probably not have one at all.


  5. Beautiful scene. Love the muted colors that are highlighted by the island with those fall trees.

    Condos are great but then I bet you’d miss the wood burning stove and the ability to grow a nice garden and flowers as well.

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  6. I like your last line. We joke about buying a townhouse when we feel a bit overwhelmed by all of the chores the house and property require. Then we look at each other and just laugh and shake our heads….

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  7. shoreacres says:

    Have you smoothed the water with one of your techniques, or is it that still in your neck of the woods? It’s so rare to see still water here; it’s one of the things about your photos I really like. I especially like the way the light has illuminated the island or point, with its autumn-hued trees, while the foreground remains in shadow. It creates a different sense of movement that’s very pleasing.


    • It was fairly still on this day and this exposure was only 1/25 sec. That light you mention is what caught my attention initially. The camera captured the shadows darker than they were, but I only opened them up a little so the island would draw viewers into the photograph.


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