04.03.2017 Quabbin Observation Tower at Sunrise

I had big plans for today…shoot sunrise, wander along a full rushing stream and take a hike in Quabbin.  But a combination of sore back and Bentley wanting to go out at midnight keeping me awake for a few hours afterward, changed that.  Naps are good though.

So, instead of sharing something new, bright, and shiny, here’s a couple of images from last October 30.

As the sun rose
and shortly after

The back is no big deal.  A little R&R made it much better.  But the midnight beagle is another story.  I hope it won’t get to be a habit.  But I dare not refuse him, especially after he broke into a what we thought was a locked cabinet and ate one or two cups of sunflower seeds.  Most seem to have passed through him today.  Tonight will tell.

Very odd.  When I loaded both images into the media library they would not work when clicked in preview.  But after I deleted them and added them one at a time while writing the post they work.


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 04.03.2017 Quabbin Observation Tower at Sunrise

  1. Jim R says:

    I like those shots. It is an impressive and sturdy tower.

    Naps are a good thing. Mine got interrupted today by some sparrows that chose to dance a jig on the aluminum of the fireplace vent housing. I managed to get back to sleep for another 30 min. Close call.

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  2. The tower with the sun’s reelections make it appear that the tower has beautiful lighting inside. Well come to think of it- the tower did have lighting inside but it was fleeting. The change in the lighting was incredible in a few short minutes The second pic dulls in comparison.

    Steve, those mutts of ours have sensitive stomachs and the sunflower seeds are probably high fiber. He is a dog that is nuts about any kind of food. Now you know that you can’t chance him around any possible food source.

    My lab Molly will eat anything that she sees and I crate her at night. I’m not saying to do that with Bentley though. She is tall and can reach the cat food where I feed my cats so therefore I crate her. She’ll pick up bird seed from the ground so I have to be careful with that too.

    Hope you are feeling better. Back ailments are the pits. I used to have those problems too but I don’t lift anymore. That’s probably not something that you can avoid though.


  3. Oops I don’t know how I managed to not get reflections spelled right. Slipped right past me. Yes, re-elections indeed. 🙂


  4. shoreacres says:

    I’m with Yvonne. I’d vote for that tower any day. I like both photos — the first for the reflected light in the windows, and the second for just about everything. I think this is the first time I’ve seen such close views of the tower. It really is attractive. What’s inside? Can you go inside? Is it full of communications gear of some sort, or reservoir-related gizmos? Inquiring minds want to know.


  5. The second picture gave me the impression, at least a little, of HDR. I’ve found that a similar effect can sometimes be produced in Adobe Camera Raw by pushing the Highlights slider down (left) and the Shadows slider up (right).


  6. Todd Henson says:

    That’s a fascinating looking tower. I love the stonework, like a modern day castle tower. As others, I’m also curious what the tower is used for? And I really like that second image. The clouds, the light, the wide angle and sloping foreground, all pull my attention right to the tower.


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