04.04.2014 A nameless brook in the Quabbin watershed

Well, my last post was a flop and has now entered the bits and bytes stream of recycled data.  I haven’t done away with the image, just the evidence. 🙂  Maybe it will reappear some day.

This morning I went scouting for a sunrise composition for tomorrow or Sunday and while walking the edge of the Quabbin found this little stream which shows up on maps but I find no name for it even on the Quabbin map itself.  But the light was nice and the flow great so even without a name it has a few moments of internet fame….I hope.Gate-5-Brook-040414-800WebMaybe tomorrow I’ll have a shot from the other direction with some dawn color.

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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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23 Responses to 04.04.2014 A nameless brook in the Quabbin watershed

  1. Lyle Krahn says:

    I like how you’ve captured the water running in so many directions around obstacles.

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    • Thanks, Lyle. There was a bit more action to the right, but it was on the other side of the underside of a fallen tree’s root system and not very photogenic, although I often find everything held by the roots to be pretty interesting and it is an educational view.

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    • I’ll second that. The multiple directions of the flowing water make the photograph dynamic.

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      • That is part of what got me interested in this cascade, Steve. The entire area is kind of busy and a bit messy, but composing for the limited view here made for a pleasing work. Thanks.

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  2. Andrew says:

    This is sublime Steve. If the last was a flop this surely has success writ large on it.

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  3. drawandshoot says:

    A wonderful image, Steve!

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  4. Beautiful picture Steve, I love how you’ve captured the flow of water.

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  5. Phil Lanoue says:

    I find this scene not only excellently captured but very interesting to view. Nicely done!

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  6. Lottie Nevin says:

    I absolutely agree with Andrew, it is sublime. A wonderful photograph, Steve. Very well done!

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  7. quabbinite says:

    Where was this one? One of the most intriguing aspects of the reservoir to me is how many “undiscovered” or otherwise unnamed treasures like this one that there still are!

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    • There were other human footprints there so discovered by at least one other person, q.
      The brook drains into the narrow cove slightly north of Old Enfield Road, Gate 5.

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      • quabbinite says:

        I thought that was the one you were showing! I went there once through Gate 5 and observed the spill. The next weekend I went to it via Gate 6. It wasn’t very impressive when I was there so I’m glad to see you got some more flattering pictures of it. I contacted Bill at DCR to ask him about it and he said they just refer to it as “Gate Brook,” though he wasn’t sure why they called it that. I wrote about it on here, if you wanted to see those less flattering photos. I think you could just do a search on my page for Gate 5 or Gate 6.

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  8. Excellent photo here. I love how the trees frame the stream. It appears to be a fast running one that can’t wait to join a river or a lake.

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  9. penpusherpen says:

    Now that is a capture of a beautiful flow of nature, Steve, I could just imagine it being a magic portal to somewhere mystical… I’ll close my eyes and be transported, (I shall, of course, send thee a postcard 🙂 ). xPenx

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    • I’ll be checking my mail daily, Pen. 🙂
      It very well could be a portal and well hidden it is too. From a distance it is not at all the delight that one receives upon closer inspection. It was not the view but the sound that gave it away.

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  10. Michael Shaw says:

    Steve, I am new to your blog but not new to Massachusetts, even though I now reside in Florida. Just wanted to say that I am really enjoying your photography. You have a great eye and a sense of place that I truly respect. I will be a follower from now on!

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    • Thank you, Michael. I am very happy that my images are enjoyable and you will be following the blog. Although I see that you have added me on G+, I rarely frequent there as I have a shortage of free time and spend far too much on Facebook so don’t hit the others, but thanks just the same.

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