10.24.2022 Monadnock through the fog from Enfield Lookout

Catchy title, eh?  I did my best on just a few hours sleep.  The window job got started today and I was up early taking down window treatments and moving furniture.  Bentley’s in his “Destination Suite” for a few days as daycare was all filled for the month.  He usually wakes me up with his snoring and then needing to go out around 2.  Something tells me his absence won’t make me sleep any better.  ❤

Here’s a previously unprocessed file from November of 2020.  Not sure why I never worked it but I came across it while looking for something else.

The something else was a group of shots from the only time I have become lost in the Quabbin Watershed or anywhere else for that matter. I would have eventually found my way out but fortunately another hiker came along who knew the particular area better than I, who was there for the first time, and informed me that I was heading in the wrong direction, saving me miles of extra walking.

I think maybe a little bit off the top would make a positive difference? For the image that is.  I already have quite a bit taken off the top.


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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22 Responses to 10.24.2022 Monadnock through the fog from Enfield Lookout

  1. It’s a pleasantly soft pastel sunrise image.

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  2. melody says:

    Yes, very nice–and some off the top seems like an interesting proportional idea, could bring out the way color and light and dark weave back and forth?–for the image, that is!
    Hope you’re not weaving back and forth . . .

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    • Well, I do vacillate a lot. Thanks, Melody! Different tastes would find crop or no crop a good topic for debate. The current crop (and use of a long telephoto) compresses thirty miles into a shorter appearance. A further crop would increase that effect.

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  3. Eliza Waters says:

    There is a feeling of motion in this somehow… the fog creeping in on little cat’s feet. 😉

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  4. Ms. Liz says:

    I love colour gradients and like the photo very much as it is 🙂

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  5. jmankowsky says:

    I go often to that point at Quabbin, snd I’ve never seen it like that. Beautiful!

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  6. Wally Jones says:

    It can be a rewarding effort to revisit the archives and come across something like this image. Not only can you see if you can improve on the original, but the process can also evoke a memory or two.

    A small crop of the top might work, but not too much so as to preserve the separation of colors.

    Mighty moody!

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    • I wasn’t thinking of much trimming. It’s a 16×9 aspect ratio already. I rarely delete files, unless I have made a dozen exposures of the same scene, so there is always the possibility of making a purse from a sow’s ear. My memory is such now that I often have no idea where I made an image unless I keyworded it which I do more now than I used to for obvious reasons. If there is no easily identified subject then I am at a loss.


  7. Magnificent just the way it is.

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  8. shoreacres says:

    I wouldn’t do any cropping. Minimizing the variety of the colors among the layers would detract, I think. It’s beautiful as is.

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  9. Gorgeous shot, Steve! It’s always fun to come across older photos. I just found by accident five CDs backed up with with 2009 photos on them. Still trying to find a way to open without buying new Nero software. It’s an .NBA extension.

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    • Thanks, Donna! All my backups are on external drives. Some are quite ancient at this point and each time I upgraded to a newer, faster, larger drive I carried over the old files. I tend to go overboard with backing up and have my raw files on four different externals and my processed files on four with some overlap between the raws and processed files. Total of seven drives. I’m nuts. 🙂
      The only NBA extensions I was familiar with until Googling your mention had to do with very tall athletes’ contracts. 🙂

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      • 😂 I laughed out loud on the NBA athletes’ comment! I had to search myself to figure out what the heck I was using back in 2009 to back up onto CDs with an .NBA extension. I also upgraded over years faster/bigger external hard drives and carried all my photos over as well. Odd I found these 2009 CDs, I bet I have them backed up on an external. But scared to throw them away, got to know first. Son says he’s got a program he thinks will open them.

        BTW, I have five external hard drives. You win, Steve! 😉

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      • They’re tiny to save. I have a few old externals that for some reason won’t open on my computer when I try to open files from them. I still save them just in case there is something of value.

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  10. bluebrightly says:

    I think the space at the top gives the composition breathing room. It allows the viewer to feel that settling calm from the landscape and fog along with a sense of spaciousness. And those colors! I love it.

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