02.11.2021 An Escape from Winter at Harvard Pond

Giving the ice shots a break for a day. Here’s a reprocessed file from 2016 to warm things up a bit.

One never knows exactly what to expect on a cloudy morning but if the gaps are just right the color can be spectacular. This didn’t quite get to that level but was still an exciting few moments as some clouds caught fire.

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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25 Responses to 02.11.2021 An Escape from Winter at Harvard Pond

  1. Ann Mackay says:

    The warmth is welcome – chilly here! πŸ™‚ What a lovely place…a bit envious of your surroundings!

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  2. Very nice Steve! Love the colorful sky surrounding the trees!

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  3. It’s interesting how the reflection is always more saturated than the sky. It was that slight reduction in exposure value that taught me (many years ago) how to properly expose transparencies.

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    • I’ve found that to be true of darker scenes and use it, underexposing that is, to recover more color in the sky when I am a few moments late with my arrival. And in this case, reflections are usually darker than the source sky light so that helped saturate the water.


  4. Quite unusual to see a triangular sunrise, interesting. We have lots of ice here too, the difference is for us it’s a novelty and quite exciting!

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    • The shaping of the clouds spread the point source to the sides and created that nice wedge of light. Ice is far from a novelty here, I am sorry to say now. Although I like photographing it, I’d say it is beginning to overstay its welcome. πŸ™‚

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  5. Peter Klopp says:

    Fascinating shot of the morning atmosphere!


  6. Jane Lurie says:

    Gorgeous, Steve. Great timing to get that reflection. πŸ™‚

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  7. shoreacres says:

    Nice, subtle color, even in the trees. I suspect it will be a while before we see even this much sun.

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    • We’re entering a back and forth series of weather, snowy then sun then snowy then…for the next week or so. Most will not amount to much but there is a chance of freezing rain and sleet as well as a bit of accumulation.


  8. You may be giving ice shots a rest for a day but in Austin we have freezing rain that has already brought down several large tree limbs in our yard. I just spent an hour with a chain saw and can’t even think about pictures now.


    • Losing trees and/or their branches is saddening. We lost a lovely magnolia a few years back and our large pines, which are nerve-wrackingly close to the house, drop branches in bad weather like yours. I hope that’s all you lose and get cleaned up quickly.


  9. Todd Henson says:

    The reflections work really well here. It always fees like magic when clouds start to light up like this.

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  10. Yes, that’s it exactly – clouds on fire!! Brilliant photo.

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  11. krikitarts says:

    I could complain about the heat–low 80s here today, no clouds and only a gentle breeze–but I won’t. It was a great day for YardWork, and suffice it to say I got a lot done. That said, such a nice, soothing mood in your reprocessed pond image.

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