06.11.2020-2 Old Faithful

If the sunrise has anything in the way of color, I can usually count on the view around the corner from me to be a good spot to watch and photograph.  That was the case yesterday morning before I visited the lupine patch.  When I looked outside at 4:30 the sky was mostly covered and didn’t seem like there was a good reason to expect much.  But 15 minutes later that all changed with just a few hints of subtle color building on the bottom edges of the heavy cloud cover.  I had told the folks with the lupines I’d be by at 6 which gave me a while so I grabbed the kit and hurried over to Hadley to see what might develop.

I waited as long as I could for the light to hit the highest clouds over my head and after this shot it started to diminish.

As I watched the color subside a little, the lower clouds over the foursome became interesting and I made another image.

Later, as I drove to the Lupines, the blue sky took over and the cloud became fine feathery cirrus, mare’s tail wisps, but by the time I got to where I could safely make some images they passed under some overcast and just blended in. But what came before didn’t disappoint and then the flowers were great as well.  It was a nice morning all in all.


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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24 Responses to 06.11.2020-2 Old Faithful

  1. These two sunrise views definitely don’t disappoint.

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  2. Eliza Waters says:

    That area of the valley really has awesome open skies, which I admire every time I pass through. Wonderful sunrise captures, Steve!

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    • That it does, Eliza. This is going south from between the malls and just after land that Kestrel recently protected. It was saved from being wither a development or solar farm. I love the idea of solar energy but it would have ruined a beautiful view of the Holyokes. Two corners and most of the third are now protected and the fourth is the farmer’s home who still gets to hay the meadows.

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  3. shungphotography says:

    Such beautiful sunrise shots!


  4. Beautiful sunrises Steve!

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  5. What a marvelous way to start your day! Thanks for capturing and sharing these incredible views.

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  6. Hannah Keene says:

    Beautiful shots of a gorgeous sunrise, Steve.

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  7. krikitarts says:

    Apart from the (spectacular) sunrise sky, I particularly like the indigo-violet line of distant hills, especially in your second image.

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  8. Incredible photography, Steve! Really refreshing for the spirit.

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  9. shoreacres says:

    We’ve got high pressure over us now, so there’s nary a cloud and not much color at dawn or dusk; it makes your photos even more of a special treat.

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  10. Ann Mackay says:

    Looks like an amazing morning – those colours are just glowing!

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  11. bluebrightly says:

    It sounds like more than a nice morning, Steve. Things really can change quickly…these are beautiful.

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