10.10.2022 Rising Pond Fog

After visiting North Quabbin on Saturday I made a not so triumphant return yesterday.  I had a specific image in mind but I am not sure it worked out, at least not on this attempt. Someday.  It required full sun for illumination and today is overcast so far. I had the sun straight in my eyes and could not physically focus and tapping the screen didn’t quite hit the mark.  It’s my fault though for not bringing along my black velvet “hood” that I generally throw over my head and camera to eliminate the sun much like you’ll see users of large format cameras employ. I’ll see if I can salvage one but I have my doubts.

However while waiting for the sun to do what the sun does I noticed this branch of yellow maple leaves being nicely lit by the rising sun and spent some time with that.

This was at a favorite spot in North Quabbin that I visit often both for the pond landscape and, when I am fortunate, late spring and early summer flowers. On this day, after a very cool night with frost in places, the still heated water from the previous 70°+ days was giving off a ground fog that made a nice warm background for the leaves.


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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23 Responses to 10.10.2022 Rising Pond Fog

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Nice! I love backlit leaves, anytime.

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  2. Jet Eliot says:

    It’s beautiful, Steve — golden and moody and glorious.

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  3. Ann Mackay says:

    It is a beautiful image – rich with the golds of autumn.

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  4. A perfect complement to those leaves. Very nice!

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  5. Todd Henson says:

    Beautifully subtle moment. I was actually up in that area the last couple days. Helped bring my mother to a family reunion and driving around to see as many people as she could in the little time we had. I remember the fog Sunday morning as we were leaving the area. In fact, I recall how incredible it made Mount Sugarloaf look. There were clouds hugging the mountains and being blown quickly over them, and because of the winds there appeared to be a large wave about to crash right over the observation deck. The sun was lighting up the edges of the clouds creating these interesting patterns and lines. If only we hadn’t been on the highway out of town it would have made a great photo.

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    • Are you talking about the Mount Sugarloaf in nearby Sunderland? (There is one in Maine also) If you visit again please let me know so we can meet up. We’ve had a few days now with some impressive fog. Yesterday the fog lingered until almost 10:00 and made me sorry it was a work day.


  6. Peter Klopp says:

    You captured the autumnal mood perfectly.

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  7. That looks really nice!

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  8. shoreacres says:

    The painterly effect is especially pleasing. The spider webbing on the limbs is a nice, delicate match for the curl of fog.

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  9. Very pretty subject and background pairing!

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  10. Thank you. I made good time of my waiting for the tree to catch fire. 🙂


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