02.14.2017 A few minutes later

After watching the sun rise over Harvard Pond on October 8, I wandered toward the small dam to see what might be seen and noticed this downed tree and the island.  I’ve shot from here before with geese and a beaver swimming around, but on this day had no companions and just enjoyed the view.


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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10 Responses to 02.14.2017 A few minutes later

  1. This is a beautiful, tranquil shot, and it feels like we could step right into the scene.
    One of the things I especially enjoy about these pictures of Harvard Pond – I would never see them in this way, because the chances of me being awake and anywhere at dawn are pretty slim! 🙂

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  2. Truly beautiful shot of the pond. The colors are vibrant yet muted. Simply gorgeous.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    I often get frustrated by white skies, but perhaps I need to learn to use them more effectively, as you have here. This really is a compelling image. The relatively limited palette somehow increases its effectiveness. I like it very much.

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    • White skies are certainly frustrating. Quite often I go for more intimate shots on such days. In this case I was fortunate to be able to limit the amount since the foreground was so interesting and the island filled the upper part. It would have been nice for a shaft of sunlight to hit the trees but that didn’t happen. Thanks, Linda.


  4. Todd Henson says:

    Great composition, Steve. I love the leading line of the fallen tree leading the eye right to the colorful reflections and trees on the island. And the smaller clump of trees to the right balances well. I also like the foliage at the bottom wrapping around the edges of the frame, keeping the eye in. And I like the added interest of the mix of floating lilypads and fallen colorful leaves around the fallen tree. Plenty of detail to keep me looking!

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  5. The quiet sky allows the details below to speak. I like the log leading the eye in too. Well, and I want to walk on it and (probably) fall in….

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    • Although the log was dry and not too rotted, I bet the bark might have slipped off the trunk and taken you with it, Melissa. 🙂
      I agree…I’m not sure a blue sky with puffy clouds would have improved anything…but I’d have been happy to see them. 😉


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