10.11.2019 Across the Pond

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.

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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15 Responses to 10.11.2019 Across the Pond

  1. Moving upward, you’ve got nice horizontal lines in the water that contrast with the vertical trunks of the trees, and then the clouds offer subtle horizontal traces.

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  2. Mike Powell says:

    I love this shot. I grew up just outside of Boston and I remember vivid fall colors like those in the image. The colors here in Northern Virginia seem muted by comparison.

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  3. I miss the colors. I grew up in PA and occasionally get back in the Fall.

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  4. shoreacres says:

    The white tree trunks are a perfect, small detail. Threaded through the image, they help to hold it together, and help to define the patches of color. Speaking of color, I especially like this combination. Its subtlety beats many of the more in-your-face autumn combos I’ve seen.

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  5. Ann Mackay says:

    Perfect timing – love how the light makes the reds rich and allows the birch trunks to gleam. 🙂

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  6. Pete Hillman says:

    Stunning colours Steve!

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