05.11.2021 Two from the Neighborhood

I set out yesterday morning for Chesterfield Gorge because I had heard about the Painted Trilliums being in flower there.  I might not have gone for that ride and just waited for some closer to home (it’s an hour ride) but there is also a little waterfall and with the previous day’s rain I thought it would be worth the trip. Those are to follow.  These are the first and last shots I made, the beginning and end to an enjoyable shoot with something new to me.  The first is a farm with a pasture that I intend to photograph again, with or without the cows.

On the way home I noticed some nice cloud activity and hoped they didn’t clear out before I got to this view of the Holyoke Mountain Range which is across from that tree I so often shoot. I didn’t miss them and made several images as the clouds moved across the sky, this being my favorite.

This is a two frame pano from seven frames that I decided did not work out as I had hoped when shooting.  Joined and cropped I think it made for a tighter and more interesting composition than the whole.


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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17 Responses to 05.11.2021 Two from the Neighborhood

  1. I like your fieldscape-treescape-hillscape-cloudscape.

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  2. The first could almost be a photo taken in Belgium, nice to see cows out in the open enjoying some fresh grass 🙂 High drama in the second one with those clouds.

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    • I am not familiar with Belgian landscapes but thought of Ireland as I looked out into the field (not that I have been there either). Those clouds were something else and constantly moving and changing.

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  3. Peter Klopp says:

    I really like the dramatic cloud formations. One of these days, I will try my luck of stitching several shots together into one pano. Yours turned out really well, Steve.

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  4. Jet Eliot says:

    Both your photos reflect a lovely day, Steve, and your skillful photographic talents. I espec. like those big moody skies and vast landscapes. Looking forward to the trilliums and waterfall.


    • Thanks for the wonderful compliments, Jet! The location for the cloudy image is so nice and wide open…not Montana wide open but nice just the same. 🙂
      I will post the trillium but there will be better shots in a few weeks. This one was on a slope and difficult to get good footing for both me and the tripod. Tomorrow is Waterfall Wednesday. 🙂

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  5. picpholio says:

    The cloud formations are great is the second shot.

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    • Thanks, Rudi. I wasn’t thinking of doing more photography and just wanted to get back home and start my yardwork…yeah, right. 🙂 But those clouds were irresistible.


  6. shoreacres says:

    The shape of the hills in the second photo reminded me of Shiprock, and other ‘points of rocks’ in western Kansas, Utah, and New Mexico. Granted, it’s an entirely different world when it comes to the vegetation, climate, and such, but the profile of the hills certainly is similar, even though these hills are softened a bit by age.

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    • Our hills are more rounded and that is probably a result of the Laurentide Ice Sheet receding after the last ice age and grinding them a bit. It is the same mountain range as in the first image but that is mostly obscured by fog. I’ve mentioned before that these mountains are somewhat unique as the range runs east to west.

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  7. Very Nice Steve! Love the Clouds above the landscape!

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