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Tough Shot – Surprisingly Good Light

In my humble opinion this is one of the easiest shots to take, poorly, at the Quabbin Reservoir.  The scene is the Enfield Overlook.  You’re standing on a rather high point on Mount Quabbin.  The town of Enfield was down in the valley below.  The shoreline has grown up considerably since the reservoir was created, making it easy to take a bad shot.  You end up with too much going on in one photo.  I’ve seen a few that I liked over the years, but it’s tough.  It is a location that seems to dare you to try. The reality is that some scenes are truly compelling, but it is darn hard to capture their beauty in a still image.  This is one of them.  Today though, we had some luck  (maybe, you can be the judge).  The light, surprisingly for this time of day helped out, as did the spring buds on the hardwood trees.  (Click on the image for a better view.)

That is Mount Grace or Mount Monadnock in the distance  (If anyone knows for sure, please comment.  Both are in that direction.  Mr. Grace is closer.  Yes, the water really was that blue.  Thanks to whoever is running the lights.  Good job.

Tech note:  D3s, 300 mm lens.

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