12.21.2020 Monochrome Monday

Monochrome is not always black and white.  In this case it’s tannin and white…and natural.

Well, I was wrong.  I went to Harvard Pond yesterday figuring the subzero cold had created some nice ice patterns for abstracts which had lasted overnight.  But apparently the cold did not last long enough and the moving water hadn’t frozen with the exception of some icicles which were not all that photogenic. Even the pond’s dam waterfall wasn’t frozen aside from the sides.  But there was this bit of texture that I found interesting.

I am also kicking myself for wimping out on Saturday.  When I finally did leave the house to go shopping I saw that the trees were all coated with rime and backlit in many places.  I did not take my camera so only have memories and regret. Even my fingertips were disappointed  🙂


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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16 Responses to 12.21.2020 Monochrome Monday

  1. Littlesundog says:

    This image has “heavenly” qualities to it. Even with the tannin hues, it has a pure and fluffy cloud appearance.
    Isn’t that how it goes – when you leave the camera behind, something presents itself to be photographed? Sometimes I think we are simply meant to enjoy that moment and feel the experience instead of focusing on getting a photograph.

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    • I like you seeing “heavenly”, Lori! 🙂 I always have my phone but it isn’t always the appropriate tool so I just enjoy the sights.I used to carry my kit but decided that my paranoia while the car was parked and I was out of sight of it was stressful when I didn’t know the neighborhood where I was working. Some locations are known for thievery and car break ins so I decided to not do that even though I do have insurance for the camera.

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  2. You may have missed out on Saturday but with this yummy monochrome abstract you certainly atone for that. Nice going.

    Did you not have your iPhone with you on Saturday?

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  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Lovely abstract, Steve. Freezing fog tonight so maybe there will be a chance for tomorrow… stay safe out there!

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    • Thanks, Eliza! The fog was pretty thin here coupled with it being a work day so I didn’t have much opportunity for frost hunting. There’ll be more opportunities, I hope. I always try to be safe but sometimes lose my priorities. 🙂

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  4. Ann Mackay says:

    The lighting and the delicate textures are lovely! Most photographers must surely know exactly how you felt about not having your camera with you at a time when there are beautiful images just waiting for you…sigh!

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  5. bluebrightly says:

    I love this, Steve, it’s fascinating.

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  6. Very Cool Image Steve!

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  7. krikitarts says:

    I was instantly reminded of a very old print (tintype or daguerrotype), and I love the effect, the composition, and that you’ve chosen to keep the contrasts subtle. This is a star for sure.

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  8. shoreacres says:

    I made a conscious decision to leave my camera home on my second recent trip to the hill country. I had some practical reasons, but the experience served as a reminder that seeing the world without concern for “capturing” it can have value, too.

    As for the image — can you see Santa, watching the naughty and nice from behind the snowy hillocks?

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    • Nope, no Santa for me. Guess I was a bad photographer. 🙂
      I don’t leave the camera behind very often, consciously or not, when out in nature. And, of course, the phone is always with me although it isn’t suitable for all I encounter. But I agree, we are out there because we love experiencing what nature has to offer and making images is a bonus and not the be all.


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