04.12.2015 It took a while….

but I finally shot some images of what must be the most photographed waterfall in the area here.  This is Slatestone Brook Falls which is literally right next to the road, Falls Road naturally, in Sunderland, MA.  Many moons ago, could be as many as 40 years, this waterfall was on the cover of all the NYNEX phone books for Western Massachusetts.  I would guess that it is possible that every person with a camera who has ever driven by here took a photo of this waterfall.  But…every image I saw on the interweb here was filled with green or else in B&W.  So I shot it in dried leaf brown.  🙂

Slatestone-Brook-Falls-041215-700WebI did a few selections which I will post later.  I hope to get permission to go on some private property to shoot it from the left side but I was here around 6 am today/Sunday and that’s not the best time to knock on someone’s door.  🙂

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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21 Responses to 04.12.2015 It took a while….

  1. Andrew says:

    Finding a different angle would be a bonus Steve. I hope the land owner is sympathetic. Do you know him/her? Perhaps it would help if you took Murphy with you.

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    • With Murphy’s beagleness I would have to watch him too closely in the road. He would love to accompany me but at this point he now tires more quickly than I.
      I don’t know the folks and have never seen anyone outside…not surprising at 6 in the morning. I will have to stop there some afternoon.


  2. This is a beautiful falls and I can see why it has been photographed many times. All the different levels adds much interest to the way the water cascades. At least this is a falls that can be seen from the road and affords you a photo opt even if is from a limited angle. Hopefully you can obtain permission to photograph on the folks property.

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  3. krikitarts says:

    It’s just fine dressed in brown, to my way of thinking. Murphy would surely help to break the late-spring social ice but, considering the popularity of the location, perhaps one step beyond might be in order–maple syrup? Promise of a framed, signed print by a phamous photographer (though they may have several already)? A bottle of a nice single-malt Scotch? (I can recommend one!)

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    • I am hoping that my friendly demeanor will do the trick, Gary. I am sure that they have a cellphone and consider themselves good enough photographers that they have their own photos of the falls…or are so jaded that they are not taken with it. I could see making an after-offering though


  4. Compared to the standard green of fresh foliage, all those reddish brown tones harmonize with the very dark brown of the rocks and give you the distinctive view you were after. Two other possibilities that come to mind for different views are photographing the falls in fog and in rain (assuming you had a way to protect your camera).

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  5. It is very striking in dried-leaf brown. Ooo, as Steve S. suggest, fog would be really cool too, wouldn’t it?

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  6. shoreacres says:

    Truly, I never thought I’d see something in nature that would remind me of a 1950s molded aspic, but here it is. Well, or a tiered cake. Or a champagne fountain. I’m really quite taken with the three “levels” the water passes over. This was the perfect time to show that underlying structure, I think, and I very much like the photo.


    • I think I prefer the champagne fountain…although I am a teetotaler…and the cake sounds good too, of course. I say that as I had an aspic once…and once only…and try not to think about them. I must admit that it looks attractive. It is the only thing I can remember my mother making that I did not enjoy. I suppose I could try again.
      I actually prefer this sort of waterfall with a lot of the structure visible. I do shoot them when the flow is hiding everything as you’ve seen in a few cascades here, but I think they are more attractive with less water. There is a pond above this one, so it is rare that the water is running that hard.


  7. Lyle Krahn says:

    I haven’t seen it before and it’s beautiful in brown.

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  8. Lottie Nevin says:

    The muted tones of the browns make a lovely back drop for the water. I hope you can take some more pictures, it’s a beautiful spot.

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  9. What an interesting waterfall ! It looks like dynjandi waterfall in Iceland !

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