11.26.2022 Sunfire

Standing at Enfield Lookout in Quabbin Park on a mostly cloudy day, a shaft of sunlight burst through a gap in the clouds and lit the base of Mount Ram on fire.


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 11.26.2022 Sunfire

  1. Beautiful. I always like to watch the sunlight highlight patches of nature.

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  2. Judging from the illuminated tops of evergreens, the sun’s light was orange in color. Some of the trees on the promontory seem to have added warm color of their own.

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    • This was just after sunrise when the light travels a longer distance through the atmosphere and gives off warm glows where it lands like the trees. The trees did have some retained foliage but the light often gives green a yellow glow.


  3. shoreacres says:

    Just to continue our little ‘groove,’ how about this for your attention-grabbing sunlight? (With apologies to Omar Kayyam…)

    The moving sunlight shines, and, having shined,
    Moves on: nor all thy aperture nor lens
    Shall lure it back to cancel shadows’ lines…

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  4. Peter Klopp says:

    Capture the moment, as it will vanish in the blink of an eye. Wow!

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  5. Jet Eliot says:

    How very special to see and capture this fiery sunlight event, Steve, and on such a cloudy day.

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  6. Sam.Rappen says:

    Like lava spilling from the mountain. Wonderful!

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  7. Todd Henson says:

    This type of lighting often brings to mind photographing in a studio (something I’ve not actually done) where you have full control over the lighting and can direct it just where you want it. It’s marvelous when nature obliges out in the field. 🙂

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    • I actually did have a set of studio lights at one time that I attempted to use here in my study. I just wasn’t into it enough to really practice and master them. I am much more enthusiastic about natural lighting. And when nature gives us light like this there’s nothing better.


  8. Wonderful spotlighting here!!!

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  9. Ann Mackay says:

    Wow! The sun has made the most stunning highlight for those trees! Beautiful.

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