04.21.2021 West Street, Amherst

Some of you may have seen this last week when I posted then deleted it.  There were a few tweaks that needed to be done where I wasn’t happy with the processing.

Similar to one I posted on Facebook from the ride to work last week, I noticed this sky, almost the same as my earlier iPhone shot, this past Saturday afternoon and got back over across from the Hampshire College Farm Center and made another image but with the big camera this time. Probably not a wall hanger but I like the luminance of the trees and subtle red of the maple flowers. I waited for that cloud to drift to the middle of the frame.

For comparison, here is the iPhone shot.

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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19 Responses to 04.21.2021 West Street, Amherst

  1. It’s good that you had the time to wait for the cloud to drift where you wanted it. I’ve sometimes done that, too. There have also been times when a cloud didn’t cooperate.

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  2. shoreacres says:

    I’m glad you mentioned the maple flowers. I noticed and liked the red, but didn’t have a clue what it could be. It’s a nice addition to the landscape and the photo.

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  3. Littlesundog says:

    Both images show the wild beauty of the landscape. I appreciate this type of scenery since that is what surrounds me in my own woodland area. In the spring months, the view changes daily as the trees evolve.

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    • I am glad you enjoyed this, Lori. It’s a little difficult sometimes making a sensible image of a scene like this. And other times everything lines up just right. It helps to have good peripheral vision while driving at 50 mph. 🙂 Yes, this scene is totally different now with all the red flowers gone and leaves starting to green things up.

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  4. Peter Klopp says:

    Sometimes we need to go back to the photos that we are not too pleased with and work on them some more. In the two photos above I like how you handled the transition from light to dark, Steve.

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  5. Leya says:

    Both beautiful, but I’m glad you went back for the bigger camera! Love the scenery and the light and colours.

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    I love that first blush of color in spring. Clouds add nice texture here.

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  7. Very nice Steve! Enjoyed seeing it!

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  8. Todd Henson says:

    I really like how those couple of lighter toned trees stand out so nicely. There’s definitely some drama here.

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    • Those trees are what grabbed my peripheral vision as I drove down the road. Made me circle back that first day. I knew they would still be there but was pleased the maples were still holding their flowers too for the follow up shot.. Thanks, Todd.

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