Monday, May 05, 2008


Wheeler Pond, Franklin County, MA 4 May 2008

Ellen and I had driven out to New Salem, MA in the late afternoon the day before for a dinner engagement, and noticed along the way that every little nook and cranny was filled with water. And being that the air was cool and calm, all standing water was like glass. I wanted to stop then and there to make pictures. Sunday morning broke dark and gray with light drizzle, and it was 10 a.m. before I felt there was enough light to make a decent exposure. The above scene was 1/15th f/8 at ISO 100. Yes, a little contrast enhancement was called for. However, it's that time of year when the new greens are tipping every limb and twig and bush. Everything seems fresh and delicate. I spent the entire morning and early afternoon on the back roads of northern Worcester County. This morning is bright and sunny, and while the new green is sparkling in the sunlight, it doesn't have that magical mood of a drizzly day and the way the wetness magnifies the colors.


Markus Spring said...

wonderful subdued light and colors, like an early, faint promise of the green to come. a quiet working picture.

FZipperer said...

Frank this is such a beautiful image in so many ways. Love it.

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