10.22.2020 Almost forgot about this…

with all the foliage and sunrises to choose from the past two weeks.  After this image I made while waiting for the sun to light up the trees in Harvard Pond, I climbed the bank by the road and framed a few images of this island which has appeared here from other vantage points over the years.

It was very enjoyable watching the sun illuminate the upper tree leaves and progress down to the lower. Eventually the light became too strong but there were a few minutes of perfect light.

Those trees have been leaning for years. At some point they’ll fall so I try to visit often to take advantage of their resistance to gravity.  But gravity always wins in the end.

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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12 Responses to 10.22.2020 Almost forgot about this…

  1. krikitarts says:

    Ah, gravity, the close counterpart of our other constant companion, entropy. We can try to ignore them, but the best we can do is to take them in stride, try to devise workarounds, look for the lighter side of them, and maybe even write songs about them.

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  2. Beautifully balanced, even with the leaning trees 😉

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  3. Gravity, like entropy, wins in the end. Now that I’ve written that, I see that Gary pointed out the same thing. It seems our minds lean the same way.

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  4. melissabluefineart says:

    I’m glad you remembered this beautiful image. There is a remarkable oak tree that leans way over a road in a preserve near me…it leans so far and is so massive I find myself holding my breath!

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    • I have the same experience often in our woods around here. Trees leaning and caught in another. I always wonder when they will fall free and whether someone will be walking beneath when that happens. Fortunately that is a rare occurrence.

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Love the shimmering reflections, esp. on the right side.

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  6. shoreacres says:

    I really do like the softer colors here. Sometimes the reds, yellows, and oranges can be so vivid they feel like a wall of color: hard to penetrate. Not so, here. I found myself lingering over the image, enjoying the various combinations of greens and more autumnal shades.

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    • I tried not to let the colors get oversaturated and keep them better balanced with the overall light in the image. When the sun hits them strongly they can sometimes “bleed” into each other and the detail gets lost. Glad you enjoyed this and I thought of you when collecting the autumn hues with the greens.


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