11.15.2021 Owens Pond with Fog-One Tree Two Views

Once again I visited another favorite location on Saturday after visiting Quabbin Park.  I’m a regular at a lot of places. Owens Pond is just a few miles from the house here in town and I’ve posted quite a few images from there on the blog. Here’s a link to a page of posts if you wish to view a few including one from a few weeks ago.

When I left home Saturday morning there was thick fog in Amherst but I had the Swift River Valley shot in mind as well as some others which did not materialize.  After making several exposures of the foggy foliage I left the park  and thought town might still hold some fog and it did, lasting for several more hours.

This tree and its reflection was my visualization of what I wanted to create. But on the way in I saw it at a different angle which I returned for on the way out.

The path passes the tree and I liked the spread of the branches here a little better although either view I find pleasing.

I made another image of a tree I’ve often shot and shared.  Maybe for Fog Friday.


I was going to title this “Peace-Fog” but then read the lyrics to Morrison’s song by the title I was reminded of (“Peace Frog”) and decided to not. I forgot them…probably intentionally.  🙂  If you are curious.   The dude had some serious issues.  🙂  Maybe I should have referenced “Bare Trees“.

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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24 Responses to 11.15.2021 Owens Pond with Fog-One Tree Two Views

  1. Excellent Photos, the fog adds a little mystery to them.

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  2. I find the first picture, with the reflection and all that fog, very appealing.

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  3. bluebrightly says:

    Owens Pond has been a rich source of beauty for you – and for us. I love the tree in the fog and it’s fun to see again, from the other side. Beautiful work, Steve.

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    • Thanks, Lynn. There are a few locations I visit a lot, as you know, and they always seem to offer something different than previously. Having said that I also shot a tree reflection that I have done about half a dozen times while there. Why not? 🙂

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  4. Peter Klopp says:

    Fantastic late autumn photos!

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Lovely shots, Steve. I knew you’d be out there taking advantage of the morning fog, which lingered for hours!

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    • Thanks, Eliza! It was so thick when I left Amherst I was sure it would be the same at Quabbin Park. But it was spotty there and upon leaving I hoped it remained in Amherst but was worried that I might have missed it. As you said it remained pretty much all morning. I can’t get enough of it. 🙂


  6. shoreacres says:

    I especially enjoyed the faint ripples on the water in the first image. It seems you often have perfectly quiet water, but this is especially interesting.

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    • Thanks! There was a gentle breeze and its effect varied over the few exposures I made. Mirrorlike reflections are nice but I also enjoy a little texture to them which creates a nice contrast in shapes.


  7. Ann Mackay says:

    When I first saw this title on your Facebook post, I misread ‘fog’ as ‘frog’. (I’m guessing you won’t be surprised…:) ) So reading your comment about ‘Peace Frog’ now has me grinning, hehe!

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  8. So mystic and gorgeous photos.
    Have a nice day Anita

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  9. I really like the photo with the reflection. Well done. I’m looking forward to the fog season here.

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  10. Oh my, I love that first image, Steve! Just elegant!

    I was curious, and I do need to forget that song, serious issues for sure! “Bare Trees” doesn’t have much going for it but at least no nightmares.

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  11. Todd Henson says:

    I always love how a single subject can be seen in so many different ways. Nice job realizing your visualization. Beautifully done with the reflection and the fog.

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    • Ordinarily we view a subject or scene from a few spots and pick one as being desirable.. But this tree has so much character. If the other side of the pond was accessible (it is quite overgrown with rosa multiflora as well as other trees and shrubs) I’d try for that view as well.Thanks, Todd.


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