05.25.2020 Plan B the second

There was a time when you could enter Quabbin Park well before sunrise but a couple of years ago that changed.  Finding the gates still closed I rushed around to see what else I might look at and hopefully find a composition. The road leading to the Visitor’s Center is always open so I parked in front of the building and walked part way out on Winsor Dam. Down in the Swift River Valley below the dam was this scene.

To quote the wisdom of the rock philosophers, Mick and Keith “You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometime you find
You get what you need”.  As with my previous post, second choice may have been 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 05.25.2020 Plan B the second

  1. krikitarts says:

    It’s a good thing that you’re a footloose man–you often tend to meet your connection. Extraordinary–the fogged in trees in the foreground come through looking like reflections!

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  2. Very nice tonalities, and a vertical orientation for a landscape is always welcome.

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  3. Very Nice Steve! Love the fog and colorful sky!


  4. Agreed! Persistence really paid off here… so glad you could capture and share this beautiful, otherworldly scene.

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  5. You can’t PLAN to take a great image, but what you can do is PLAN to put yourself out there, in nature, and OBSERVE…it’s then that the great image will come to you, not planned but not unexpected. This looks like it was a tough exposure, with bright warm sky and cool, dark foreground. Nicely done!

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    • It mostly just required some LR twiddling and then a bit of PS adjustments with Nik assistance. I agree, but you can go out with the idea that a great image can be out there. The challenge is,as you say, putting yourself out there and then seeing it. Thanks, Bob.


  6. I am pleased your ‘Plan B’ worked, Steve! This is really my kind of thing. Mood and beauty all roled into one stunning image. Very nice.

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  7. The trees in the mist in the foreground are particularly evocative. I wonder what it would look like if you grabbed the sky out slightly below the tree line? It would make it a completely different picture. Just call me Mr. Kibbutz.

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  8. Todd Henson says:

    Beautiful example of being open minded enough to make something of what you find. I love the wispy nature of the foreground trees almost hidden in the fog.

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    • Thanks, Todd. I was standing under the wires when I looked up at the bridge from the road so didn’t notice. I was shocked when I saw them right in front of me. I was lucky to find an opening and angle that allowed this to work.


  9. At first glance, I thought “double exposure” but I guess that doesn’t happen much with digital photography! My mother works for a local college, and when I was still in high school, one of her coworkers realized the old college darkroom had just been closed and locked up, still completely equipped. He got permission to use it, and gave me some training in darkroom photography, which I’ve never had much opportunity to use. But I remember the fun of discovering some serendipity once in a while, in accidental double exposures. So…anyway…your photo is unusual and has a nice magical look to it.

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    • I’ve never looked into it, but I do think there are some cameras that allow for a double exposure and, of course, one can combine images in Photoshop, compositing, which I have no interest in doing. I am glad though that it brought back an enjoyable memory. Thanks, Robert.


  10. shoreacres says:

    Fog is only a dream here, now. I’m so taken with the lower half of the image. It looks as though the trees are submerged in a river of fog. It brought to mind Gordon Lightfoots’s great “Ribbon of Darkness.”

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