11.21.2021 Mount Norwottuck from Mount Pollux at Dawn

Just before the sun crested the eastern horizon, you can see just a hint of it at the top of Norwottuck, I liked the soft inviting light cast down from above. It was chilly as I mentioned yesterday but with just a slight breeze more comfortable than I expected. Maybe it was just my enthusiasm.

One never can be quite certain what the sky will do.  When I left home I saw the puffy clouds across the sky and a gap in the east so really thought the bottoms of the clouds would light up majestically. This was about as intense as it got.  But I am pleased with the effect and explosive sunrises aren’t the only thing.


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 11.21.2021 Mount Norwottuck from Mount Pollux at Dawn

  1. The soft clouds at the right please me more than the brighter sky at the left.

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  2. Very nice Steve! Great sky! Beautiful image!

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  3. Peter Klopp says:

    I liked the way you allowed the golden grasses to be part of the foreground of this magnificent sunrise photo, Steve.


  4. Jet Eliot says:

    It’s true that we never can know how the clouds and the sunrise will evolve, that’s the exciting part. I am grateful for this lovely sunrise you captured for us today, Steve, thank you.

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    • Thanks, Jet. Yes, when the sky gives you something wonderful it is quite exciting and memorable. We are lucky to be able to preserve those moments in 0’s and 1’s. I would have said on film at one time but those days are passed. 🙂

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  5. shoreacres says:

    The subtleties of autumn color are especially noticeable in the grasses and other layers of the land. In fact, the lay of the light on the land is the most appealing aspect of the photo for me. When it comes to fall grasses, the light is everything.

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  6. Ann Mackay says:

    Looks like a lovely start to the day!

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  7. Eliza Waters says:

    Nicely composed, Steve. It is like two photos in one with the sunrise behind apple tree and grasses in the foreground and the sunrise, clouds and mountain in the background. Beautiful!

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  8. I also find the pastel hues very appealing.

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  9. I love the quiet feeling here! I agree that those very dramatic landscapes ‘aren’t the only thing’ … even though they tend to get more oohs and aahs from viewers!

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    • I am fortunate, as I am sure you are also where you shoot, to mostly experience quiet in the locations I visit. A more subdued sunrise certainly is quieter than a nuclear burst of light and color. Thanks, Denise!


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