05.18.2021 Probably not even once in a blue moon

After shooting the two images that I posted on Silentish Sunday of the sunrise on South Maple Street I was planning to climb up a local mountain looking for some yellow lady’s slippers.  On the way I drove by the South Congregational Church in South Amherst and saw a second possibility for sunrise. I don’t think I’ve ever shot two in one day with the possible exception of maybe at Acadia, first atop Cadillac and then at the shore below. Maybe.

I guess you can tell I kind of like this one.  🙂

I did end up on the mountain but took the wrong trail and finished tired and without the yellow lady’s slipper shot.  I’ll have another chance elsewhere, I think. But it was certainly a rewarding morning.

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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26 Responses to 05.18.2021 Probably not even once in a blue moon

  1. Ms. Liz says:

    Delightful to get two sunrises Steve. Sad about the slippers .. perhaps you were too early for the yellow lady and she hadn’t shed her slippers 🙂

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  2. Wow, a real bonus day there, Steve. This one is lovely!

    Long cuts sometimes have their own rewards, even if the slipper isn’t found.

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  3. Peter Klopp says:

    It happens to us often that we go out to search for one thing and find something else perhaps even more beautiful. Your sunrise photo is superb, Steve.

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautiful shot, Steve!

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  5. What an amazing shot! Gorgeous!

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  6. Definitely a view that deserves to be framed and put up on a wall!

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  7. shoreacres says:

    I like this for three reasons: the more subtle starburst, the variety among the foreground trees, and the way the clouds have left a little ‘open space’ to let the trees stand out even more. It’s a lovely image. Intention is great, but serendipity rocks.

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    • Indeed serendipity does. Some of my favorites have been unexpected happenings. Many photographers go out with no predetermined goal and take what comes their way. I do set out with an intention but never let that stop me from being distracted and following an entirely different direction…and I am easily distracted.
      I have not figured out why some of my starbursts have clean rays and others are more broad or doubled. One of these days I’ll send the 16-35 which is the one I use most for sunrises, in to Canon Service,and see if it needs calibration.


  8. Jane Lurie says:

    As well you should like it, Steve, it’s a beauty. Good looking trees.

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  9. Dave Ply says:

    Double the pleasure. I can see why you kind of like that one.

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