04.25.2012 Atherton Brook

Here are another couple of images from what is one of my favorite places to repeatedly visit.  The water flows change and the time of year allows for a different feeling to the place.  Whatever the feeling, it always has a component of peace and a respite from the busy world that is just a short but unheard distance away.  The brook is situated in a carved out area and surrounded by elevations so the sound of the water “drowns” out all noise.

Please click the image to see a larger view.

The first image shows a small waterfall, possibly all of four feet tall, but resounding enough as it hits a deep pool below that it is easily heard from above on the trail in from Quabbin’s Gate 15.




The brook tumbles along over many rocks and around bends and I found one rock that I thought had a lot of interest on its own.  It is obviously well-wedged into the spot and has a nice covering of moss.  I enjoyed the flow of the water around this nice egg-shaped boulder.





At one time, this brook was dammed but the water now flows freely past its abandoned remnants and continues its way into the reservoir below.


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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4 Responses to 04.25.2012 Atherton Brook

  1. jameshuntphotography says:

    That is a great shot Steve. I love the color, the composition, the sort of great C curve than runs upper left down to the lower right. Everything works.


  2. Greg Russell says:

    Beautiful cascades in both images, Steve. I think what sends these images over the top are the intensity of the greens…so beautiful!


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