08.14.2019 Pack Monadnock from New Salem

Yes, this is a familiar view, one I have shared many times.  But as with most things repeated here, there is always something a bit different.  In this case it is the closest view I have shared, made with the new lens out all the way to 400mm.  I could get closer with the extender but I think this is close enough for now.

This was a few moments after the black and white zig-zag shot of a few days ago. Quite often the sky to the north displays a color described somewhere between pink and salmon, I guess. Naming colors is always difficult for me. Definitely peaceful and contemplative.  Maybe not a wall hanger, but I enjoyed seeing a bit more intimate view of the overlapping hills.

This perspective is from New Salem looking into New Hampshire.


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 08.14.2019 Pack Monadnock from New Salem

  1. I’m with you on the difficulty of naming colors. Online sources say that people can distinguish several million colors: imagine having to come up with a unique name for each one.

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  2. shoreacres says:

    The color’s very close to that of my sixth-grade graduation dress, but I don’t think that’s a name that shows up on any of the color charts. Apart from the memories, it’s a pleasing color. Thinking about it, I realized it’s a color we don’t often see, and when it appears, it’s almost always at sunrise rather than sunset. Here, I especially like the way the color of the grayish clouds picks up the color of the hills, which in turn are glowing with a bit of the sky’s color.

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    • I’m of the impression that a lot of sunsets are affected by the stuff in the air, mostly pollution. Morning air is cleaner and less humid. Well fogs suggest humidity, but it’s a different temperature and the stuff in the evening air has settled out…at least in the country.
      It’s not the most awe-inspiring landscape, I admit. But I enjoyed the light in the foreground and the contrast with the sky. The directional lighting really brings out the texture the trees give the land. The closer look at all those hills got my attention as well.


  3. Todd Henson says:

    It’s always nice looking at things with a slightly new perspective, and different focal lengths are one way of doing that. It’s funny, when I first saw the image, before reading your description, I thought that’s an interesting color in the sky. I’ve seen it before, but how do you describe it? Glad I’m not the only one who sometimes struggles with that. I agree, it is a peaceful image.

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    • I don’t know if it is unique to this location, but I often see this color, or related hues, when looking to the north here at sunrise. Most often there is a subtle intensity to the light as opposed to what’s happening in the east. I think even the most talented and astute artist would have a tough time with those millions of colors to be named as Steve mentions above.


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