08.22.2021 An Archive Memory

Yesterday Facebook reminded me of this image from five years ago. I decided this morning, since it is raining, windy, and not a good day to be out and about, to give it a re-edit.  The first thing I did was go into the Lightroom catalog, enlarge it via Enhance, and then do some up to date adjustments before heading back to Photoshop. Having a much larger file helps to keep the artifacts under control a bit better and when printing time comes I can go large if I wish…which I most likely will. One of the tools I use is the TK Panel and, in this case, the Burn Brush to take down the hot spots on a few of the boulders.

I haven’t been down to this spot in a few years.  After all the rain I bet it will have a different look to it.  Back in 2016, when I made this image, we were in a drought and the Quabbin levels were pretty low.

This is now in the print candidate folder waiting for me to get motivated.

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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28 Responses to 08.22.2021 An Archive Memory

  1. picpholio says:

    Beautiful capture Steve, nice work 🙂
    Have a nive evening.

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  2. shoreacres says:

    Whatever you did, it turned into a lovely image. Knowing you, I suspect it’s a sunrise, and the light is quite appealing.

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  3. Jim R says:

    How is the weather today?

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Ann Mackay says:

    Beautiful! I love the feel that the light has brought to the image, It will make a lovely print!

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Nice stillness to this image, Steve. I’m sure the water levels will be higher after this storm, as we were already at near full with all the rain last month. A high water table is a blessing these days.


    • Thanks, Eliza. Hopefully so. Despite all the rain we have had this summer the Quabbin Reservoir still was not overflowing the spillway dam last time I was there. We are saving a lot on a plant watering water bill lately. 🙂

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  6. Jane Lurie says:

    Excellent work, Steve. It’s nice to revisit images and rethink the editing. This composition with the boulders is terrific and the colors are so appealing. 🙂

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  7. I’d say you’re almost obligated now to go back to this spot and show us how it’s changed.

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  8. Peter Klopp says:

    With your photo editing tools, you created an outstanding image, Steve. The Arrow Lake also fluctuates a lot with the lake level. It is controlled by hydro dams. In late summer the level drops dramatically. With spring run-offs the lake fills up to the max not leaving any beaches for a few weeks. Have a great week, Steve!

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    • The water in this reservoir, for the greater part, travels about 90 miles or so to Boston for their use. It was a valley fed by several small rivers and brooks until it got double dammed up. Many people lost their homes and businesses, even a cemetary, and had to move out of four towns which became disincorporated. Thanks, Peter!

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      • Peter Klopp says:

        You described exactly what also happened to the people here at the Arrow Lakes. Damn dams!

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      • I don’t think this could happen in this day and age…at least not in either of our countries. If it did folks would get a better deal than these people did back in the 1930’s. The state just told them what they could get and people didn’t have much choice. I guess there weren’t many lawyers back then.

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  9. Gallivanta says:

    My Fb archive memory often has me wondering why on earth I posted what I did. In your case, Fb saved something beautiful for your rainy day. What choice did Fb have when you take such care with every image you post!

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  10. This will be a marvelous image in a larger print, I am sure! What a beautiful scene.

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  11. Stunning scene and image … well worth revisiting and sharing with us!


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