Just before our freezing rain started on Sunday, I drove from Pelham to North Amherst and Puffer’s Pond. The pond was created by the construction of a dam of the Mill River during a more industrial period of Amherst’s history when it was known as Factory Hollow Pond. As Amherst now has little industry apart from education, the pond is recreational and a popular swimming spot in the summer.
There was not any sign of swimmers on Sunday. And for good reason.
I had hoped to find the entire waterfall a mass of shapely ice, but it didn’t turn out that way as you can see. That’s a nice pile of ice slabs that collapsed, but I wasn’t keen on approaching and didn’t really care for the dam wall behind the falling water.
But one section appealed to me, so I got out the 300 and chose that section for an image.
I chose to enhance the chill quality in my white balance adjustment in Camera Raw. In the upper image I did no adjusting as it is not an image I will have much use for, but I wanted to include it as an overall idea of the falls appearance and where my abstraction came from.