01.19.2019 Something resembling a hike

This is not from the side or rear of my car.  I had to walk, a bit downhill to reach it although only maybe a 10 minute trip, then a slight uphill back to the car. No big deal for most folks, but the closest thing to a hike with my camera bag on my back in just a little while.

Quabbin Park’s Orchard Trail is a nice little jaunt although not terribly appealing in the winter with no snow on the ground.  It is an area managed for the groundwater flow and runoff into the reservoir so aesthetics is not a priority.  It is much more attractive when there are leaves on the trees or the branches and trunks having fallen to the ground are under a few feet of snow.

That said, doing closeups of the ice offered the best chance for a decent image.

Tomorrow’s weather is up in the air, so to speak and literally.  We were warned of  snowfall anywhere from 12″ to 18″ plus some sleet and freezing rain, possibly changing over to plain rain before back to that nice mixed precipitation forecast.  But lately we are hearing of a slight warm up that may yield more of a mix and less snow.  We’ll see.  Monday, however, is still looking very grim with temps in the single digits and strong gusts yielding wind chills well below zero. Not that long ago I’d be excited about the frigid possibilities for unique images.  Now, maybe not so much.  🙂

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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17 Responses to 01.19.2019 Something resembling a hike

  1. Lemony says:

    Such an interesting interesting details and textures in this abstract. Great contrasts, too.

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  2. The ice formations across the bottom seem to me to be blades.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    I certainly can see skate blades at the bottom, but that part of the image reminded me of vintage automobile hood ornaments, as well: sleek and elongated, as if to suggest speed. There are so many shapes and textures it looks almost like a collage.

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  4. bluebrightly says:

    Wow, Steve, that is stunning. The addition of that little bit of detritus takes it to a whole other level, for me anyway. It makes me think of the photo you posted recently that juxtaposed warm and cold colors – the spillway. I love what you selected here, all the negative space, and the way parts of the ice begin to look like metal sculpture. I think this could win awards. 🙂

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    • Thanks for those kind words for this image, Lynn. At some point I will try to do a gallery of ice abstracts. Maybe some July. 🙂 I gave some thought to Sixes, but a few folks have submitted ice recently.


      • bluebrightly says:

        In July, perfect!! 🙂
        Ice might be a hard subject to “sell” in a place like that book, but your photos are exceptional, in my opinion. Still, when I submitted photos I was very aware that using an unusual subject would help. In the end, who knows? It’s out of our hands!

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  5. tomwhelan says:

    Beautiful curving lines and sharp details. Love it, and glad to read you’re getting out.

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