11.04.2019 You don’t always get what you want….

but sometimes you do, kinda sorta. And in this case I can say I got what I needed…something a bit different than any image I’ve made before.

As I was leaving the house to go to Wahconah Falls, there was just a hint of fog in the air but once out of the neighborhood and heading west, the fog built and thickened and I thought it would be a great opportunity for that orange ball I had been looking for a few weeks ago. I thought about those nice maples in Hadley and headed down South Maple Street when I noticed a slight orange glow and pulled over.  The glow was right behind the trees and I quickly set up and made two exposures before the fog blocked the sun, not to be seen again for a while.

I did eventually go to Wahconah, images to come, but this would have been enough for me to feel photographically fulfilled for the day.


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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29 Responses to 11.04.2019 You don’t always get what you want….

  1. Right place, right time, right eyes. Wow.

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  2. Ms. Liz says:

    As soon as I saw the photo I smiled.. it’s gorgeous! Perfect!

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  3. Reminds me of certain impressionist paintings… beautiful!

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  4. melissabluefineart says:

    I’d say so! Yes, happy new indeed.

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  5. Jane Lurie says:

    This is a very special image, Steve. Beautifully seen and shot.

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  6. Very cool, what a sight. And seems like a moment not likely to be repeated anytime soon.

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    • Probably not, but one never knows. The placement was serendipitous and luckily I decided to drive that way which isn’t exactly a straight line with the waterfall I was planning to visit. Thanks, Robert.


  7. This pic is incredible. What a lucky shot to be there in the fog as the sun rose.

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  8. shoreacres says:

    I don’t remember ever seeing an image quite like this. Fog often seems flat, or impermeable. Apart from the lovely color, there’s an unusual sense of motion in this one — it feels more like sea fog than land fog. Did you know what you had at the time, or did you have to wait to see it on the screen?

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    • I’ve seen a few rising suns in some fog, but not quite like this as you say. I’m not always a quick enough thinker to know just where I want to be but fortunately I figured out quickly what I wanted. Yes, I did know although I wasn’t sure the surrounding glow was there until I processed it.


  9. Wonderful moment!
    Congrats for this shot! 🙂

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  10. Val says:

    That’s a lovely photo. It can be tricky taking photos in fog, but sometimes it works so well.

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  11. It’s as though the trees might burst into flames at any moment!

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  12. bluebrightly says:

    It would be enough for anyone, Id’ say. I’m glad you were out early and prepared – just gorgeous!!

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    • Thanks, Lynn. It’s rare that getting out early isn’t rewarding. Even without an image like this, the fresh air and quiet environment makes it worth the outing. But I am exceedingly happy to have witnessed and captured this moment.

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  13. Eliza Waters says:

    One of those happy surprises!

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