Valley Views: Emerging sun, Longmeadow

Rising Sun

Stebbins Wildlife Refuge, Pondside Road, Longmeadow

Photograph and text by Rosemary Polletta, Springfield

Early on a Saturday morning late in October, I searched for late-migrating birds at Stebbins Wildlife Refuge in Longmeadow. It was dark and very foggy. Suddenly the sunrise burned through the dense fog. It was mesmerizing, a reward for arriving in the darkness. I quickly framed the image, my heart beating rapidly. The image captures the sense of place in that fleeting moment. Created with my tripod mounted DSLR and a zoom lens.

Rosemary Polletta is affiliated with the Robert Floyd Photo Gallery, 2 East St., Southampton. It is open Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., also, by chance/appointment.

Author: Going Green

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