01.01.2011 Bear’s Den and Ice Sculptures

One of my favorite places to visit is Bear’s Den in New Salem.  It is a Trustees of Reservations property: http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/list-reservations/ and has a beautiful waterfall as well as a stretch of the Middle Branch of the Swift River on its way to the Quabbin Reservoir.

Please click on the image for a larger version.

The falls this past Autumn.

Although we had warm temperatures yesterday, I visited hoping to find a few ice features to photograph.  Since it is a sheltered spot, the cold remained enough for some neat sculptures.

I was pretty happy to capture some prism coloration in these.

Without the prisms, I preferred this as a Black and White shot.

And a closer look at the falls.

Bear’s Den is a great place to visit any time of the year with only a short hike.


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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8 Responses to 01.01.2011 Bear’s Den and Ice Sculptures

  1. tomwhelan says:

    Wonderful ice photography, especially the closeups. Great compositions, the prismatic colors are lovely.


  2. Karan Kauchhur says:

    I love these series of images.. very nice.


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  4. These are all GORGEOUS. Wow. D


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