10.17.2019 Harvard Pond Reflection

There are several small islands in Harvard Pond. You’ve seen them from time to time as I visit that location often, most recently this past June  and this from 2014. All of those shots were from the west side and my banner above is from the east side.

This past Sunday I approached from the middle as I have always thought the view up to the North was interesting.  I am not sure of the success of those, yet to be determined, but I did look back toward the west side and liked the reflection and illumination of this bit of land.

The floating lily pads interrupt the reflection but they are always there so fit in the image. I made a few similar images of other islands but liked this the better.

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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22 Responses to 10.17.2019 Harvard Pond Reflection

  1. Ms. Liz says:

    I like the interruption that the floating lilies provide and find it more perfect than a perfect reflection to be perfectly honest 😉

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  2. To my mind, this is more successful than the two flashbacks of the island.

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  3. Kaleidoscopic explosion of color. Please, please, please go back when the sky is dark and moody and there’s a sun glow on the same trees.

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  4. susurrus says:

    I quite like the disruption on the surface of the water too.

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  5. Absolutely a sight for sore eyes. Magnificent.

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  6. tomwhelan says:

    Luminous foliage colors. I like the foggy image from 2014 as much, or more.

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  7. shoreacres says:

    ahem… I actually prefer the photo from 2014, but that has nothing to do with lily pads or composition or any of that. The 2014 photo seems more ‘natural,’ somehow. Part of it may be my unfamiliarity with the actual colors of a New England autumn. When I cropped out the reflection by scrolling, I liked this one much more. Maybe the ‘cropping’ reduced the in-your-face factor a bit.

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    • I thought about you when composing and processing after your earlier comment about “in your face”. I wanted to concentrate on just this one island and having the nice reflection would have seemed wasted without capturing it. I did other compositions and maybe I’ll share another some day.

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  8. Love the colors! Fall is my favorite time of year.

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  9. melissabluefineart says:

    I really like this image. For me the lily pads are a really good element~I think the reflections would look empty without them. This scene reminds me of Eagle River, Wisconsin. My son lives in a cabin on a lake up there and his view looks just like this! Lucky devil…no wonder he never comes home!

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    • I’ve a few images that have lily pads in the foreground somewhat obscuring the reflection and, although mirror-like reflections are highly desired, I am getting more fond of having a little something else in the water.
      I can understand his reluctance to leave such a scene behind to head into a city or town with all that comes with that.


      • melissabluefineart says:

        Me too. The houses there are more reasonable than here and Paul and I were tempted to move up there too but we just really are done with being so cold. Maybe we can lure him to North Carolina one day, where he can find a similar setting. That is what we are hoping to find.

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