sunrise, dawn, stream, cascade, Quabbin Reservoir, Massachusetts, Patrick Zephyr, water, magenta, nature photography, photo


New Salem, MA

I'm always watching weather patterns and clouds trying to predict the magic and you would think after over 20 years of chasing light I'd feel confident I could predict the show but not even close. I've been absolutely certain of a light show that never came so many times I've given up trying to predict it. My current approach is, if it looks like there's a 50% chance then I'm off to chase. On this morning I felt pretty confident it was going to happen so I arrived an hour early and scouted my compositions. I could feel the adrenaline racing as I watched the magenta glow build on the horizon and found some comps I was really happy with. It was special but I felt like the good stuff was on it's way. This was one of those, absolutely no question, light shows. As I stood in the stream waiting for the magic the glow on the horizon slowly disappeared. In disbelief I packed up my gear and wandered up the trail. After about 10 minutes I looked back through the forest to see the glow on the horizon back in full force!!!!! What?!?!? I sprinted back to the stream and quickly set up to capture the encore performance:-). Photo © copyright by Patrick Zephyr.

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