09.15.2921 Twilight along the Connecticut River

Not all early mornings yield a colorful twilight.  On this day the sky was mostly cloudy and although there was a hint of blue sky filtering through the clouds, much of the light was flat so monochrome seemed the way to go.

The Holyoke Mountain Range seen from The Honey Pot in Hadley, MA.

The Holyoke Range is relatively unique as it runs east to west and is one of the few with that alignment in the world. Two large ranges that follow that path are the Uintas in Utah and the Transverse in California. Ours is small by comparison but very popular for hiking. The rounded tops were ground that way by the “recent” Laurentide Ice Sheet about 25,000 years ago.

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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11 Responses to 09.15.2921 Twilight along the Connecticut River

  1. Hadley was the name of Ernest Hemingway’s first wife. She lived until 1979 and is buried in Tamworth, New Hampshire, a roughly three-hour drive from Hadley, Massachusetts.


    • Not exactly the response I was hoping for but an interesting coincidence. She was just one of his several wives. I have yet to visit Emily Dickinson’s grave just 3 miles from my house. I’ll probably pass on the three hour trip to Hadley Hemingway’s.


  2. Eliza Waters says:

    Nice curves and contrast, Steve. I didn’t know that about the east/west orientation, very interesting!

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  3. shoreacres says:

    I remember you mentioning the unusual orientation of the Holyokes in the past. Despite living in Utah for a year, I didn’t know exactly where the Uintas were located. That makes sense to me, now. I never traveled to that northeast corner of the state; I always explored south and west of Salt Lake City.

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    • It is the same, or at least similar, for me here. Although a smaller state there are a few corners I’ve yet to visit, mostly to the east. The orientation has something to do with continental drift and the angle that two plates created.


  4. Beautiful. Monochrome was definitely the way to go.

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  5. krikitarts says:

    So serene. I can well imagine Tom and Huck drifting along on a raft.

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