09.15.2019 Twice. Really!

Last week I got a shot I had been dreaming of for the better part of 20 years. It happened again yesterday morning.  Maybe not the twenty year part, but close to it.

Once again, I started out with doubts about whether the 30 minute ride to see that the sky was still heavily blanketed in thick clouds was worth the fuel and time.  But I did, as I always do, and things worked out better than I imagined.

This is the same view that I posted in black and white and mentioned also last week with the surprise sky over North Quabbin and Bow Brook.

I’ve always thought there would be a nice image here and yesterday morning it happened.  I made several captures with the intent of doing this in HDR but, in the end, I only needed one.  Another roadside attraction.

If you click and look very carefully, you might notice some rich red maple leaves in the middle of the right hand side.  I toyed with opening the shadows a bit more to make that visible but decided against. The sky and its reflection don’t need any help.

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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29 Responses to 09.15.2019 Twice. Really!

  1. Ms. Liz says:

    Wow! Absolutely stunning.

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  2. Ann Mackay says:

    Fantastic! I like that you kept the red leaves in the shadows – they provide just a little richness of background colour without distracting from the magnificent sky and its reflection.

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  3. Andrew says:

    This is magnificent Steve. This is the sort of shot people dream of.

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  4. Pete Hillman says:

    Magical and Awesome! Well done Steve! Making the Dream!

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  5. Congratulations. This is so different from the foggy view that we’re hard-pressed to feel it as the same place, even though we can match up the trees.

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  6. shoreacres says:

    Every time I’ve looked at the image again, I notice a new detail. Of course the clouds and their reflection hold pride of place, but the floating leaves, the bits of white sky-light, the just-barely-visible colors of the grasses and trees all add to the interest. I think it’s the light suffusing the entire image that makes it feel so balanced. Wonderfully done.

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    • Sometimes simple doesn’t do the whole job so all the different parts of this do add up to a whole that I find more satisfying than when I just capture a sunny ball of fire. It was an enjoyable challenge deciding what to bring out of the shadows or tone down in the sky. I am glad you see balance in what I did. Thanks, Linda.

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  7. In cooking you blend seasonings subtly so one doesn’t overwhelm the others, and all let the flavor of the perfect fresh food shine through. This tastes wonderful.

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  8. A grand and glorious scene that heralds a new day and new brilliance for sleepy eyes. I think this is just bout the most beautiful sunrise that I have ever seen and I kid you not. The colors are so vibrant and so intense that this scene almost seems unreal but of course I know that it really is real. I think you would have an extremely hard time trying to find another sunrise to compare. I hope you will print this one.

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  9. krikitarts says:

    I’m with Linda. It’s so easy to get lost in this one, and so hard to let it go and move on.

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  10. bluebrightly says:

    It’s gorgeous, Steve, and what makes it work for me are all the imperfections – the lily pads (?) in the water, creating an uneven surface, and the trees in various stages of growth and death. That you had to tell us about the maple leaves, I just love. That’s a good way to handle the desire to share the beauty because I’m sure that you’re right about it being better to keep the leaves as is in the photo. Just point them out and we’ll enjoy, along with the rest. 😉

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  11. bluebrightly says:

    Great to see this again, Steve! 🙂

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