12.11.2020 Flashback Friday-Reservoir Smoke

Whether that would be the correct term or not I am not sure, but I do know that sea smoke is a desirable condition while photographing the shore and ocean at Acadia N.P.  I think it is well-adapted to inland water bodies as well.

Quabbin Reservoir often has these low cloud or fog shapes and to my mind they appear to be marching across the scene.  The forms change as they move but maintain interest.

Captured from the Pelham Lookout on Route 202, the sun is actually rising to the right, southeast, at this time of the year (this was four years ago today) but often with sunrises, especially when there are clouds in front of the sun, the color is elsewhere and appropriately in the east for this shot.

I am not sure about the darker clouds at the left, but as they drifted across the distance the color drifted as well so I stopped making images. The composition might have been better with them more evenly balanced but the image still captures a nice moment in time.

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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18 Responses to 12.11.2020 Flashback Friday-Reservoir Smoke

  1. Pingback: 12.11.2020 Flashback Friday-Reservoir Smoke — Stephen Gingold Nature Photography Blog | THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON...

  2. Ann Mackay says:

    That looks amazing! ‘Sea smoke’ isn’t something I’ve come across, but I do remember an early morning when there was very low lying fog in a park in Scotland. The park was in a dip and the fog was lying in what looked like clouds just three foot or less off the ground – felt as if we were paddling in it! I’ve never seen that anywhere else.

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  3. We can see why you’d want to make this sun rise again after four years.

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  4. shungphotography says:

    Gorgeous shot!

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  5. shoreacres says:

    I’ve never seen cotton candy in your clouds — at least, that I can remember — but those white clouds took me right back to the carnivals my dad used to take me to. That cotton candy was good, and it was great fun to watch the sellers spin it onto the paper tubes. It was so light it wasn’t even too sugary; I suspect these clouds might dissolve as easily as the confection did.

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    • I don’t recall you mentioning cotton candy so maybe this is a first. Yes, carnivals and county fairs were always good for some cotton candy. At one time I wanted a machine of my own but my folks thought the better of that. The fog clouds do dissipate fairly quickly some mornings.


  6. krikitarts says:

    I love the wave formations in the clouds’ upper edges. Marching is an excellent way to put it.

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  7. bluebrightly says:

    Nice sky drama! We see cloud formations like this is the distance when we leave the island. We thought it was mist over a river but we’re not sure if it’s really over the river anymore. Whatever the case, it’s beautiful to see, especially when the photographer gets up nice and early. 🙂

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