10.04.2020 The wait pays off

Saturday is shopping and chore day but it was also the first day of my vacation so off I went toward Quabbin. As I neared the Pelham Lookout I noticed a thick fog bank hanging over the reservoir and got a picture in mind. For a change, what I visualized as I got out of the car came to pass.

I was pretty satisfied and thought about heading into the park hoping for a repeat of a scene I captured last year with the phone that unfortunately would not uprez well for a print. But I thought there might be something here worth waiting for so I stuck around.

I am glad that I did. Besides capturing the starburst, which I am happy with, I found that when I got into the park the fog I wanted wasn’t where I wanted it so I would have missed the sunrise for no good reason.

Happy Sunday, folks! πŸ™‚


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 10.04.2020 The wait pays off

  1. Ms. Liz says:

    Much admiration Steve.. they’re beautiful!

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  2. krikitarts says:

    Patience and perseverance, two of our best friends. I’d call it a sunburst, rather than a starburst, but whichever, it’s a beauty, as is the whole image; actually, I really like both.

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    • I like both also and think that together they make a good pairing. As for the word in question, I use both. I see many photographers use starburst and ,as our sun is a star, generally do also. But sunburst is just as appropriate. Thanks, Gary.

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  3. Ann Mackay says:

    Beautiful – your reward for patience! I was amused by ‘the fog wasn’t where I wanted it’ – sounds like it should be on a list of ‘photographers’ problems, along with ‘too much sun’,’ wrong kind of clouds/clouds not doing what you want them to’, and ‘trees in the wrong place’, etc, etc…hehe!

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  4. Your first picture certainly got my attention. It has at least four distinct bands across it.

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  5. shungphotography says:

    Great shots! Love both!

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  6. Littlesundog says:

    Wow! Glad you went with your inner voice, “But I thought there might be something here worth waiting for so I stuck around”. It sure paid off to have patience and wait.

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    • Thanks, Lori. I’ve learned two thing about scenes like these. There always may be something else about to happen and turn around to see what’s behind you. Turning around wasn’t of much benefit here but the about to happen thing worked out.

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  7. Eliza Waters says:

    Wow, stellar sunrise, Steve. Superb!

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  8. Stunning photos, Steve! The richness of colour is quite something.

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  9. shoreacres says:

    I thought about you on Sunday morning. We had our first thick and dense ground fog of the year, and the colors of the sunrise were similar to these. The difference? I kept on driving–but now I have these photos of yours to enjoy. I’m most taken with the simplicity of the first photo; the fog seems as substantial as mountains.

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    • Were you not in a position to make images…driving on a highway? I’d love to see a Texas oceanside sunrise. That was one very thick fog settled into the valley which does happen frequently at this time of year. I went south afterward (this vantage point is about midway) and into the park, but the fog stretched the entire length of the reservoir which is about 18 miles and would have offered a lot of possibilities in the north.

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  10. bluebrightly says:

    Worth the wait indeed! Fog doesn’t always go where you think it will, I guess. But this fog knew what you wanted. πŸ˜‰

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