06.25.2019 Harvard Pond

Harvard Pond is part of Harvard Forest, an experimental forest owned by Harvard University. It’s a lovely spot to watch the day begin, then wander a trail experiencing Nature in a peaceful environment.

I had an early morning errand to run, so didn’t really do a wander.  But starting the day worked just fine.

Moving to my right wasn’t possible without adding some foreground mess so I embraced the branch even though it would generally be thought better not to have it interfering with the sun. I liked the light on the reeds and pads and can’t complain about a double starburst.

As I was leaving I made this image with the phone.  Nice morning light as the sun climbed higher.

This island has been photographed by many, including myself several times. Here and here.

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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14 Responses to 06.25.2019 Harvard Pond

  1. Of your posted treatments of the island landscape, “Harvard Pond Sunrise Silhouette” is by far my favorite, thanks to its morning mist.

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  2. Val says:

    Beautiful, and the lower photo is like a painting! 🙂

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  3. Lemony says:

    Beautiful! Such serenity in these images.

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  4. Quietly beautiful. I have to say the second one takes the cake for me. It makes me immediately want to be there.

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  5. I like both photos. And I like the idea of a Harvard experimental forest.
    “Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks…”

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  6. shoreacres says:

    The second photo has what I think of as English landscape light. It’s beautiful. I’m glad you took a last look. I’m sure I’ve never seen a double starburst before. It’s quite an effect.

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    • I’ve photographed one other several years ago, but no other time that I can recall.I haven’t seen too many from others either although when the sun rises over water you wouldn’t expect it to be so rare.
      I think the second is reminding me of Turner’s work. Sometimes it just works out that what you do just as a “Oh, yeah, before I go” winds up being the star of the shoot. Kind of like coming out of a tunnel.

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