02.16.2022 Not so Wordy Wednesday

It’s cold here. 11°F this morning.  But…today will be the start of a warmup and winter seems on the wane. In anticipation, here’s a nice warm shot from a Spring archive find.

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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26 Responses to 02.16.2022 Not so Wordy Wednesday

  1. Peter Klopp says:

    Who needs words when you can present glorious images like this, Steve?

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  2. Ah, a happy medium between wordy and wordless.

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  3. Very pretty and the centered composition works nicely.

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Amen to that… beautiful starburst, Steve!

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  5. Todd Henson says:

    Not sure why I hadn’t noticed this before, but I really like how the rays are only visible below the horizon. Is it time to start looking for early blooming wildflowers? 🙂

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    • I’m pretty sure the thickness of the clouds above the sun are controlling that. It’s a nice effect to have the rays coming toward us as they do here. Thanks, Todd. Not around here quite yet. ANother two months to go with an exception or two.

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  6. Great image Steve! Enjoyed seeing the sunrise!

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  7. shoreacres says:

    The little details I especially like are the reflection of that warm light on the water, and the way the rays seem to reach out to touch the foliage in the foreground.

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    • There’s no water per se here although dew does count as water. Those are some of the best rays I have captured so glad that you enjoyed them. I removed some flare which is an example of that processing you referred to earlier.

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  8. Tina says:

    A stunning photo, Steve. Words aren’t necessary! Gorgeous!

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  9. A perfectly timed capture, Steve. A lovely memory for you and something to look forward to! Spring isn’t as far away as it was even yesterday. 🙂

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    • Meteorological Spring arrives here next week, but with it some very cold nights once again. We’ll see 60° today only to drop back in the 20’s and 30’s later in the week. Up and down. 🙂 Yes, at least I have warm memories to look back upon. Thanks, Tanja!

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  10. bluebrightly says:

    Funny, we’ll be below freezing at night next week. Sometimes it’s surprisingly hard to believe those spring blossoms are on the way, isn’t it?

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    • That will be our experience later this week also, Lynn. Some nights back in the single digits once again. Good thing we have plenty of wood to keep us warm. We are looking at solar once more.

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      • bluebrightly says:

        You’re not heating with all wood, are you? Hopefully, the investment in solar will get more affordable as time goes by. We rent so it’s not an issue.

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      • I’d say that wood is responsible for 80-90% of our heat. If the morning is quite cold in the house I run the oil furnace for about an hour to aid the woodstove in getting the temperature into a comfortable range. Unfortunately, when the heat from the stove comes up the cellar stairs it makes a left turn into the kitchen and not in the direction of my study so the oil heat helps there also. We cannot afford to purchase solar panels outright. But the company we are talking with has a program for renting the panels which is affordable. Downsides? They and not us get the 26% tax credit since we are not purchasing and we have to sign a 25 year agreement. Of course, neither of us is likely to be in this house for a full 25 more years so that means selling the house will require the buyer to accept the remainder of the lease responsibility.

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      • bluebrightly says:

        That’s all very interesting…some serious downsides to the agreement…lots to think about. THanks for explaining, Steve.

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