06.09.2020 Driveby Sunrise

Before wandering around in the swamp yesterday, I drove down Southeast Street to see if there was fog in the lowlands.  There was.  I parked by what has been known as Thistlebloom Farm, formerly aka Madwoman Farm, and made a few images before and as the sun rose.  This is the one I chose from the litter.

The property was finally sold and the new owners are doing renovations including solar panels which I framed out.  Seems more rustic without them. Whether they will keep the name remains to be seen.  They haven’t removed her self portraits, which I have never photographed but should, from the windows yet.

A note of satisfaction is that I finally learned how to remove lens flare.

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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23 Responses to 06.09.2020 Driveby Sunrise

  1. That is inspirational, Steve.

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  2. So now you have a flair for removing lens flare.

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  3. Ann Mackay says:

    The fog adds a wonderful atmosphere and the rising sun is perfect.

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  4. Certainly no place for solar panels in such a pastoral scene.
    You know, there are actually plug-ins now to ADD solar flare to images where none exist…go figure.

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  5. Great image Steve! Love the multiple layers of detail & interest! The more you look, the more you see!

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Nice, bucolic scene – the start of a new day!

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  7. krikitarts says:

    Thistlebloom Farm has a very nice ring to it, but Madwoman Farm? You can’t expect us to simply roll over and accept that without a few additional belly-rubs. Surely there’s a story (or history) behind that that’s worth sharing with us?! BTW, that’s one really lovely, foggy sunrise.

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  8. shoreacres says:

    I recognized that silo. It would be great if you could get some photos of those self-portraits, before they’re gone forever: as they surely will be. I especially like the way you’ve portrayed the sun, with that half-starburst. It does emphasize the light beginning to ‘touch’ the land.

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    • They are kind of hidden behind trees but I will try to do a walk by and capture them before they are gone. Often a half risen sun doesn’t cause quite as strong a flare and until this time I hesitated to allow more sun and get worse flaring. And I like your idea that it expresses “touch” to the land.

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  9. Todd Henson says:

    This has a real classic rustic look to it. Beautiful. And good idea creating some images now in case it does all change with the new owners.

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    • It’s hard to tell their intent from a distance. They had a large roll off dumpster there for a while and filled it with a lot of stuff. But the solar panels are the only outward sign of change and the realtor’s online pictures showed the interior as fairly up to date. So hopefully the only diffrenece will be some goats. 🙂


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