10.05.2020 Perseverance

I mentioned in yesterday’s post of Saturday’s sunrise about trying to reshoot something from last year. I had a chance to drive through Quabbin Park on a work day and only had my old iPhone at the time which did not produce especially large files. I wanted to print it but uprezzing didn’t help and the file looked awful once enlarged on the display. And, as I also mentioned, the few times I went there this past week the fog was behind me and not in the woods which was important to the mood. But I kept at it and yesterday when I visited it was where I wanted it.

It’s not often one gets a second chance and I was embarrassed to not have the big camera with me at the time even though it was a work day. And possibly shooting this with the 5D Mark IV gave a better file than the Mark II might have.

I made a couple of other images yesterday but this was the highlight.

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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27 Responses to 10.05.2020 Perseverance

  1. shungphotography says:

    It’s a gorgeous image! Like it very much!

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  2. The ground, with all those luscious colors and textures, is the star of this picture.

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  3. Love the colors and textures…and how you so splendidly captured the mood. Glad you gave it another attempt and nature cooperated with you too.

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  4. Very nice Steve! Great image!

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  5. krikitarts says:

    This is just glorious. I’m reminded of the legs of a spider or possibly an octopus. How delightfully inviting.

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  6. A fabulous, foggy fall foto, Steve (had to resort to the German spelling to make the alliteration work 😊).

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    • Foto works just fine for me, Tanja. I don’t know if you saw my rant with Linda about words being mispronounced to be “modernized” but when it comes to alliteration that’s cool. 🙂 And I am very glad you enjoyed the shot.

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      • I missed the rant, Steve. It seems there are two camps–the language sticklers, who want nothing to change, and those who have no problem going with the flow. I like certain rules, too, but it’s good to know that spelling and grammar have changed significantly over time. I certainly wouldn’t be able to read Middle High English.

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      • It just had to do with finance being pronounced “finnanced” and such things like that. I agree. And “illuminated” text. That is a real challenge.

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  7. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautiful! The fog adds a nice bit of mystery.

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  8. shoreacres says:

    It’s interesting to see most of the vivid color on the ground; it’s certainly inviting. The tree at the end of the path seems to be pondering it all — perhaps a little envious of that brilliant red.

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    • I was playing with different compositions based on the angled branch of that tree and different amounts of it as well as the bright sky above and liked this the better of those.The fog certainly saturated the color of the leaves and needles. I debated desaturating but decided to leave as was.

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  9. Ms. Liz says:

    Feels so calming looking at this photo Steve. I’m glad you persisted in your efforts to get the shot you had in mind!

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    • I am glad it has that effect for you, Liz. I was too excited to feel calm at the time but looking at the image does give me the same sense. I often do revisit places to reshoot but rarely do I get what I had visualized ahead of time. That this worked was a treat.

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  10. Todd Henson says:

    Really nice. I love the arrangement of color in the frame. And I agree, the fog is a big part of this one. I also like how the roots invite you in.

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    • Thanks, Todd. I made, more or less, the same composition a few days earlier in the weekend but without the fog and comparing the two, the one without the fog fails. I wanted the roots to do just that and give a nice solid foreground.


  11. bluebrightly says:

    What a nice mood this image conveys! Like Todd said, you used those roots well. The red leaves, too. 🙂

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    • Thanks, Lynn. Yeah it made my mood quite jovial. 🙂 After a few tries the previous week things finally lined up. A good friend who is also a photographer and printer of canvases wanted to do this but the iPhone file just wasn’t good enough. I’ll have to see if he is still interested.

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