05.21.2020 Plan B

Breaking a rule…don’t tell people you screwed up.  They’ll never know.  🙂

I was a little late for the show this morning but saw the fog and building glow on the horizon so headed for a spot I’ve shot before. Plan A was to shoot a shapely tree silhouetted in the fog through a gap in the trees from the Norwottuck Railtrail Bridge over Southeast Street based on what I saw from where I parked.  But I didn’t think about the power lines. They were right in my face once up there.  So Plan B was to narrow the view of a different tree that could be composed below the wires.

See. If only I knew enough to keep my mouth shut.  🙂

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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39 Responses to 05.21.2020 Plan B

  1. Plan B gets an A+! Like a really nice Japanese woodblock print, I love this!

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  2. No problem. That’s how we all deal with challenges when photographing. Who cares about power lines not visible in a photo? You made the best our of the situation and it turned out darn good. A gorgeous sky.

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    • Thanks, Otto. I hate power lines, almost as much as jet contrails, so having them in the image would have ruined it for me. And although I do clone things, I try not to do it in a way that anyone would recognize. So from this spot it would have been obvious to anyone who lives in my town. And as it turned out I think this was the better choice even without the lines.

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  3. I’ve always felt like power lines were the main reason Photoshop was created. Love the fog.

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  4. Ah, but you keep your eyes open.

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  5. Very Nice Steve! Great warm color!!

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  6. Based on the post’s title, this could be your morning after pic.

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  7. I almost feel like I am on high looking down through this amazing tree to the golden light beyond. Beautifullly done, Steve.

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  8. Ms. Liz says:

    Really lovely thank you Steve!


  9. shoreacres says:

    The tracery of the limbs is beautiful against the light. I don’t know what you’d envisioned, but this vision is perfect.

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    • The tree I initially saw when on ground level would not have been backlit quite like this or had as pleasing a shape as it was more heavily leafed out.. Those power lines did me a big favor by making me look for an alternative. This worked out much better than what I originally had in mind. Go with the flow. Thanks, Linda.

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  10. krikitarts says:

    If you could keep your mouth shut, you might be tempted to keep your eyes less open. Do not let yourself succumb to that temptation. At the risk of attracting winged critters to your open mouth, leave it so. Mine is open to your lovely Plan B.

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    • I always marvel at folks who look up to watch birds flying overhead with their mouths agape. You never know what one of those dirty birds might do. And then there are the bug explorers who see your open mouth as an adventure.

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  11. Lovely. Too often, I also have power lines ruining a spectacular scene but since I’m an amateur photographer haven’t been able to produce a beauty as you have above.

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  12. So nice, Steve. I always say that a photograph of a sunset must have something besides a sunset going for it. Your fog and trees meet my criterion. Lovely.

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    • Thanks, Linda. I always try to have something besides the sky but there are times when the sky says it all. That’s special though and having a foreground or something else contributing does make a stronger statement.

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  13. That was good thinking! This branches have a nice balanced structure. I don’t see how you broke a rule but I don’t believe in them anyway!

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  14. Beautifully composed, Steve! I love the soft colors and delicate lacy feel. Terrific alternative! …. I agree – power lines could often ruin a sunset.

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  15. This looks like a Plan A photo to me 🙂

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  16. bluebrightly says:

    What you said about keeping the secret is true, but I bet I speak for everyone when I say that it’s valuable to know someone as experienced as you can still make mistakes like that. I love Plan B, what a beautiful image! Those lacy trees, and the mysterious purple ridge…

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