10.08.2022 Same old same old…not

This is the same composition as my last post from Jonathan’s Bridge in New Salem, more or less, but a totally different feel.  Better sky, in my opinion, and some nice color.

This is a 5-shot HDR image assembled in Lightroom.  Exposing for the foreground totally blew out the sky and exposing for the sky kept the water in very deep shadow. Even trying for a middle ground clipped one or the other.

When I shot this scene the other day I planned on returning to see if color had developed.  The sky was very overcast initially so I visited another location and came back here once the sky started to open up.  The water in this image will eventually find its way to Boston.


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 10.08.2022 Same old same old…not

  1. Ann Mackay says:

    The angle of the tree makes for a very striking image. But I wonder how long it will manage to stay there!

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  2. oneowner says:

    Big difference in foliage color, Stephen. Both are good shots but, imo, this one is slightly better simply because the tree color is outstanding.

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  3. One good turn deserves another, right?

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  4. shoreacres says:

    I found almost exactly that red today — although on a few plant leaves rather than on a tree. This is a spot I’d be willing to linger in for a bit.

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    • I am glad that you found some red even if in a limited amount. I’ve visited this spot on several occasions and made a few photographs. This was by far the most satisfying. I think winter might be attractive here as well. We’ll see.

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  5. Very nice Steve! Like the leaning tree with the reflection in the water!

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Reminds me of a gazing ball, nice image!

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  7. Wally Jones says:

    Terrific comparison with the previous image. Both are pleasing and I’ll have to give the nod to the crowd favorite due to the color.

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  8. I remember your leaning tree from an earlier post. This is very different now that it is red and different lighting conditions. I believe in going back to spots to make new compositions and images. Very nice!!!

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    • Thank you, Denise! I often visit or revisit the same location with the thought that there can always be a difference in conditions and I’d like to think my observational and composition skills keep improving. The better one gets to know a place the more it reveals.


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