This blog’s banner is an old shot, circa 2006, taken from the east side of Harvard Pond. I’ve been back a few autumns and last Monday was the most recent. There was a slight mist floating across in the distance and the color hinted at richness in the dim predawn light. The overhead sky wasn’t quite storm-clearing slate but seemed like it would present a good background for a brilliantly lit subject.
As the sun rose to my back I could see the tips of the trees lighting up and patiently waited, occasionally firing off a few shots just in case the sun disappeared behind some clouds at just the wrong moment. That did happen later in the morning but as I watched the sun kept illuminating the trees,the fog dissipated, with the light line dropping as the sun got higher and eventually fulfilling my anticipated visualization.
I thought about another pano as seen in the banner but decided to concentrate on a few narrower views. It was still a bit early and the left and right were not as colorful quite yet.