05.17.2019 Mount Norwottuck

The Holyoke Mountain Range is a dominant feature here in the Happy Valley. And Mount Norwottuck stands out among all the other mountains and hills that make up the rare chain that aligns east-west. There are many locations to view this and the others, but Mount Pollux is my favorite observation point.

On my way home from work Thursday afternoon, I was enjoying the clouds and thought to check here for the greens and sky.Ā  I think they all came together well, even for my phone that I used for this.Ā  Often it will blow out the highlights but yesterday it handled the task well. It helped to take it into Lightroom and Photoshop rather than the Snapseed app on the phone, although that generally does a good job too.

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 05.17.2019 Mount Norwottuck

  1. Wow. Green and blue together are astonishing. The best camera is the one you have with you. Iā€™d say your phone did pretty well.

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  2. melissabluefineart says:

    It is cool how you can see the shadows from the clouds on the contoured land below.

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  3. Lemony says:

    Crisp color and detail… Very nice!

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  4. Have you thought of approaching the maker of your cell phone to see if they’d license your photographs to show off the high quality of their built-in cameras?

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  5. A “picture postcard” day, isn’t all that lush green looking great!

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    • Yes it was. The idea was to get all those hues but the sky commanded a lot of attention too. We are still seeing the variety of greens but they won’t last much longer now that warm weather has returned.

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  6. shoreacres says:

    What a surprise. I’ve become so accustomed to your dawn shots, and the views from the recesses of the woods, that I came close to experiencing vertigo when I saw this. Not only is it beautifully framed, and crisp, the colors are remarkable. We so rarely get skies like that. Even outside of Houston, where pollution is less of a problem, the humidity and general haze mute the skies. That’s one reason we all love October – December as we do. The occasional “blue norther” rolls through, and the skies that gave the weather phenomenon its name are with us for a couple of days.

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    • Wow, that’s some response, Linda. I hope you were sitting.I posted something earlier that should cure that feeling. šŸ™‚

      This morning was one of those hazy sky days here. No matter which direction it diminished the light a bit. I am surprised to hear that though. You’ve posted a couple of flowers with blue sky and Steve does also regularly.

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      • shoreacres says:

        Down here at the coast, conditions can differ a good bit from those in Austin, giving Steve at least a slight edge when it comes to blue sky photos. Not only is he two hundred miles north of me, he’s nearly 500′ higher, and not sitting on the edge of the Gulf. I envy his ice in winter, and he’s sometimes expressed envy for my fog.

        Out of curiosity, I just checked the current humidity levels. We’re at 90%, and Austin’s at 54%. It’s amazing that conditions can vary so much, but they do: say hello to a state with ten separate ecoregions!

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      • Texas is huge. Massachusetts usually has fairly similar weather throughout with the exception of the Berkshires which get significantly more snow and the Boston area which is affected by the ocean currents. That’s a huge humidity difference. 90% is oppressive.


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