11.02.2022 Yellow!

I paid Quabbin Park one more visit on Monday.  Although I do pay repeat visits to locations I don’t usually do so for several days in a row.  But the park called me hither during my vacation week with a trip or two northward mixed in.

Just before the shot of distant illuminated foliage I noticed this Ginkgo tree bright against an otherwise dull part of the landscape.

It stood out against all else but I focused on it alone as there was a white sky above (darkened a bit using a Selective Color adjustment), a guardrail to the left side, and a dirt road to the right.


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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17 Responses to 11.02.2022 Yellow!

  1. A white sky can be the bane of our nature photography. It’s good you were able to tone this one down.

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  2. Jet Eliot says:

    I love gingkoes in the autumn and your photo was great for helping us focus on its full glory, away from the dirt road and guardrail. Lovely photo, Steve.

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  3. susurrus says:

    Beautiful! It always amazes me how the leaves all fall together, as if overnight. I’m not aware of any other tree doing it as dramatically.

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    • shoreacres says:

      Bald cypress! I still remember with awe the year several of them in my complex had turned a beautiful rusty brown. When I left for work one morning, all of the leaves were on all the trees. When I came home for lunch a few hours later, every one of those trees had completely dropped its needles, and done so on a day without wind. It was as though they’d had a meeting, and decided the day had come.

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    • Thanks, Susan! I’ve never witnessed that and only now am aware that it happens that way. Our town recently planted hundreds of roadside trees and several are Ginkgos so I’ll have to pay closer attention.


  4. shoreacres says:

    I especially like the way ginkos and cottonwoods keep a hint of green in their leaves as they turn. It creates an unusual and pleasing color.

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  5. Yes … this yellow calls for the exclamation point! It stands out so well among the darker colors. Well done.

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  6. bluebrightly says:

    I have a thing for Ginkgos and maybe I’ve said that before. This is a pleasure to see. They’re planted around here sporadically but not often enough and I don’t know if any nice big ones. Plus I don’t think they’d get that solid yellow color in this climate.

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