10.11.2022 Autumn Fire

What I alluded to yesterday.

This tree was across a beaver pond along the West Branch of Fever Brook in the shade. I thought the sun would light it up against the dark background as it rose above the tree line but it took a lot longer than I expected…an hour…as the light slowly moved down the tree once it hit the top.

North Quabbin. It took a fair amount of pixel tweaking to turn it into something shareable.


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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18 Responses to 10.11.2022 Autumn Fire

  1. shoreacres says:

    That’s an unusual but pleasing combination of autumn colors.

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  2. Todd Henson says:

    It’s like a floating and flowing bit of color. Interesting how sometimes there’s a single very bright tree that stands out from all the rest.

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    • When I first arrived the entire opposite shore was in shadow but the separation of the tree at a distance from the background seemed like it would light up before anything else and given time that is just what happened. The sun was a little stronger than I would have liked but it needed to be high in the sky for the effect.


  3. Eliza Waters says:

    It is tough to judge the light these days… I’m still surprised the sun no longer hits the north side of the house in the morning. Never ready for the long dark days ahead!

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    • For me the light has been a little disappointing in the early morning this summer. When I looked up early the clouds would be spread out and it looked like great possibilities but as dawn approached they have all drifted to the east and gathered together to block the horizon. Few sunrise shots but lots of other choices. Nope, not looking forward to all the effort that keeps us warm as the days grow shorter and colder.


  4. Peter Klopp says:

    This exquisite autumn image was well worth your time on location and with the photo editor, Steve.

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  5. Nice Steve! Very colorful & really stands out on the dark background!

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  6. Tina says:

    That tree just glows against the rich, green background. Beautiful capture!

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  7. Wally Jones says:

    Patience and tweaking paid off handsomely.

    Fire on Fever Brook. How apt.

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  8. Of course I love the lone tree idea! Autumn backlighting can be so striking!

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    • I was glad to be able to have it “lone” despite the number of trees behind it. I had a little trouble with what I guess we could call “light bleeding” between all the leaves so they are not as distinct as I would have liked but at least my idea came to fruition. 🙂


  9. I’d say you did a good job of tweaking.

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