10.19.2019 Two more from the ride

I don’t know if this will be the end of captured foliage landscapes for the year or not.  I do have a couple others that might be waiting in the wings but we have lost a lot of our leaves during the recent bombogenesis and a few trees as well. But there remain intimate shots as stick season approaches.

I have photographed this birch several times while riding through Quabbin Park over the years.  The leaves vary in their colors and this year appeared more subdued.

This past Wednesday I posted another ride through he park  theme.  This next is what was behind me as I shot the view out over the reservoir.

I have not until now made the image I wanted of this edge of the boat cove. The light was a bit overcast and there were occasional sprinkles which kept the foliage saturated.

I’ll be out again this morning and might find some still leafed out colorful trees but suspect I’ll have to start going in closer.  That’s fun too.  🙂


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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27 Responses to 10.19.2019 Two more from the ride

  1. ‘Stick season…’ – nice!

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  2. shoreacres says:

    I smiled at ‘stick season,’ too. That’s a perfect description. We may not have your color, but we do have our own form of stick season, however abbreviated. I enjoyed the muted colors in this one, and their variety. The birch looks like a giant dowsing rod.

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    • It seems a natural description of the woods as we wait for the snows. I did not coin it, a lot of New England photographers say the same.
      It does look like a dowsing rod. I’ve been shooting it for several years now and hadn’t made the connection.


  3. I do miss shooting the colors at this time of the year. We do have a ‘fall’, but like photographing water falls here, nothing like New England. However, we do have a stick season…

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  4. I will chime in on stick season. I smiled when I read it.

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  5. I couldn’t help thinking that what you call “stick season” follows “tick season,” both of them disadvantageous to you.

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  6. melissabluefineart says:

    Yes, both are satisfying in their own way, aren’t they? Ha, yeah, tick season yielding to stick season. Isn’t that the truth. You mention riding…a horse?

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    • Nope. I generally hike the roads at the various gates around the periphery of the reservoir but I was riding my car around the park on the access road. I haven’t been on a horse in around 60 years. That number will only get larger. 🙂


      • melissabluefineart says:

        Yeah, it’s been awhile since I was on a horse, and the last time was when I fell off and severely broke/tore my ankle, so I don’t see myself climbing back on again either.

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  7. Todd Henson says:

    I really like that second photo. Something about simple, colorful shoreline reflections. I never tire of them. Do you have any more? 🙂

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  8. I see so many colors and hues in this photo. II really like this scene that show cases the fall beauty of your fabulous fall in the northeast. The reflections repeat the colors of the trees beautifully. I am curious but are the trees all of the same species?

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  9. Ann Mackay says:

    We’re starting to get a bit of autumn colour here but nothing like your rich colours. They tend to blow off the trees before it gets very cold here – then it will be ‘stick season for us too, LOL!

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  10. bluebrightly says:

    I love the way all the detail is given equal weight in the first photo, just flat across the picture plane. Nice!

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    • I was concerned about dof/sharpness as I was standing at an angle, as close as allowed without jumping the fence. Thanks, Lynn.


      • bluebrightly says:

        Sometimes this kind of sharp-across-the-picture-frame look is just what we want, sometimes it’s not. You’re a good judge of that, and hopefully, you’ll stay out of trouble with property owners. 😉

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      • Thanks, Lynn. I always respect private property if it’s posted or if folks homes are on said property. This is state owned and much of it is visitable. But around the cove is restraining fencing, mostly for safety as it is a steep slope to the water, but also I believe we are not to be near the water in this spot and, as a matter of fact, it is not permitted to even set foot in the water anywhere in the reservoir. I have an acquaintance in Maine who liked a particular setting with a barn and clouds one day. He ignored the No Trespassing sign and shortly after setting up had a shotgun pointed at him. Not an experience I ever want to have. 🙂

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