05.04.2021 Tunnel of Love

As inviting as this appears, and it does lead to a nice spot and a quiet pool, it’s pretty short and once you get to the opening at the end…it is the end.  🙂  But I like the overhanging trees and was gifted a nice starburst as the sun rose over them.

Yesterday’s hobblebush is behind this spot.

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 05.04.2021 Tunnel of Love

  1. shoreacres says:

    I like the parallel trunks on the left, and especially like the group of curved limbs/trunks. For grins, I scroll-cropped the image so only the lower half of the starburst was visible, and liked that balance between the light and the limbs. Granted, I’ve never seen a half-starburst, but I don’t think there’s a rule against it.

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  2. This reminds me that after Eve came to the United States in January of 1988, we drove up to New York that summer. In upstate New York she was taken with the way trees closed over some country roads to form an arch.

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  3. Peter Klopp says:

    I like the way the branches form a natural arch over the path, Steve. You captured the moment well when the sun sparkled star-like through the woods.

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  4. Very nice Steve! Love the starburst!

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  5. Very nice, Steve, and absolutely inviting!

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  6. Todd Henson says:

    That is a fascinating composition, with the starburst just above the tunnel. Nicely done. It’s also interesting the pattern of the starburst, with the double or multiple lines in each beam. I assume that may be caused by how the light is coming through the trees and branches.

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  7. NICE! I like the way the foreground branches arch over the scene to further accentuate the tunnel. Is that the 16-35mm f/4? I have that lens but don’t use it that much. I will have to keep it in mind when I do a sunburst with it and see if it happens to me. You don’t have image stabilization on while using a tripod do you?


    • Thanks, Denise! Well, yes and no. It is the 16-35 but f/2.8 and version II. I believe your model has 9 diaphragm blades same as the 2.8 so you should get good stars. I am not sure why mine gets the double lines. It isn’t the CP that I keep on the lens because I have tried this with it on and off. I wonder if the lens needs some maintenance so may send it in to Canon for that. I never use IS generally but it isn’t available on this lens model anyway.

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