10.10.2019 Living in the Past

Yikes, we just came back from Acadia and here it is one third of October passed already.  I know I grouse about the speed of passing time a lot, but there you go, a week and a half gone.

In processing my recent images, I came across a couple of old files that I decided needed updating.

Lichen Plat-2009

Lichens on an aspen tree along Jesup Path in the Great Meadow area of Acadia N.P.  I’ve always thought this looked like a town planner’s mock up of a new community development. Of course, it is a community.

Sunset over Eagle Lake from Cadillac Mountain-2002

This is an oldie from film days.  A scanned file of a Kodachrome 25 shot with my old Canon F1n.  Nowadays I’d shoot two or three exposures for the different light qualities in the scene but back then I couldn’t do that.  I had to raise the shadows in Lightroom darken the highlights and do a bit of other digital spiffing including cropping out some rock in the foreground than didn’t appreciate having their dynamic range lifted. Of course the sky is the star but I didn’t want the foreground to be a distraction.

And…since I like to share a few musical links for some of my titles… click me.. 🙂


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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19 Responses to 10.10.2019 Living in the Past

  1. Ann Mackay says:

    Beuatiful sunset! And I like the way the lichens look like a satellite image – a reminder of larger nature in the smallest parts of nature… 🙂 (Film, ah, now you’re making me feel nostalgic – I learned with film Canons and later Mamiya and I still have them sitting in a cupboard.)

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    • Unfortunately, possibly, I no longer have my film equipment because selling them in trade was what made the upgrades affordable for me. As it is my cabinet is full of photography related gear so where they would be kept would have been problematic.
      I don’t shoot many sunsets as generally, at least during the warmer times, I am in bed around that time so I can be up for sunrise. The air is cleaner and fewer people abounding so that’s the time I prefer.

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  2. Your good town-planner’s-model photo made me remember the many lichens I saw at Acadia. For you the most recent visit is a matter of days, for me the only visit is now 15 months in the past.

    I still have all my film cameras but haven’t touched them in 15 years.

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    • The first is from 17 years ago so a while. But in terms of ability to visit often, yes my trip is very recent and likely to be repeated in the not too terribly distant future.
      If I could have afforded to keep them I’d be pleased to have them.


  3. The lichen is riveting. Fractal to the max. In the second the sky is indeed the star in this beautifully balanced treasure from your archives.

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  4. shoreacres says:

    Speaking of clouds as ‘feathery’ is common, but in your photo of the sky, you’ve managed to capture a cloud in the shape of a feather: just above and to the right of the sun. I’d love to see the bird that plucked that one out while preening.

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  5. melissabluefineart says:

    Oh, this is a nice tune. Like you, I seem to be stuck in the past, always trying to keep up. The first image struck me the same way~it looked like an arial photo of a region. Very cool. And your sky photos…always uplifting! 🙂

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  6. Pete Hillman says:

    Wow Steve, both these images are really quite something!

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  7. bluebrightly says:

    I like both of these very much – the first is fabulous, and yes, a community plat, or just a lichen community. 🙂 I can see the analog origin in the second photo, with those lovely smooth, warm tones.

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    • Thanks, Lynn. If the second had been current I’d be bemoaning the noise, but somehow the grain from film is more pleasing. Having to raise the shadows so much emphasizes it but I don’t mind.
      I’ve looked for similar possibilities to the first ever since but haven’t really found one as interesting…yet. 🙂

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      • bluebrightly says:

        I fight with noise sometimes too but when I enlarge that photo, it just has a softer look, which is fine. I don’t see those little specks of noise at all, and I have to admit that knowing it was film plays a part in my liking the softness. The lichens – I’ve never seen anything like that – those outlines, amazing. 🙂

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