10.19.2021 Harvard Pond Island

After photographing the sky from the New Salem Lookout this past Sunday, I drove to Harvard Pond in Petersham, just a few miles away, to check out the foliage and hoping for some of that wispy valley fog. The color was limited and so was the fog, but with the sun just rising above the tree line the warm light hit what foliage there was and the fog made a nice background.

Every year I expect the tree leaning on the left side to have fallen but it remains despite winter and summer storms. Would have been even nicer with a better sky but the island stands on its own despite.


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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16 Responses to 10.19.2021 Harvard Pond Island

  1. The tree that leans but nevertheless doesn’t fall could be a metaphor for certain nature photographers.

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  2. Now I’m officially jealous. Beautiful πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  3. Peter Klopp says:

    While other people were still slumbering you were rewarded this fabulous sunrise shot. The early bird gets the worm.

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  4. Tina says:

    “Would have been even nicer with a better sky but the island stands on its own despite.” I guess it’s fair that an artist isn’t always satisfied, but this observer thinks you got it just right.

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  5. Great image Steve! The 3C’s – Content, Composition & Creativity! Whoops! Forgot Color for 4 C’s!

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  6. shoreacres says:

    It’s amazing how much this looks like a scene from east Texas that I pass from time to time: a small lake, with a little island. I passed it last weekend, but there’s still too much summer lingering for a nice photo. Some of the water-clogging growth and such need to depart first. Eventually, there will be some color, as there is here.


    • I don’t know if it qualifies as water-clogging, but there are a few too many lily pads for my liking. The pond in this spot really fills with them. Hope you get to see that color soon.


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