Monthly Archives: January 2016

01.31.2016 Murphy Falls with Ice and a promised video

We’ve had several “warm” days lately and I was concerned that the ice would either have melted away or become less than interesting at this spot.  Fortunately the Shutesbury woods are a little colder than Amherst and much ice remained … Continue reading

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01.30.2016 Didn’t your mother warn you that if you kept making that face it would freeze that way?

Dean Brook abstract ice.  I visited Murphy Falls again this morning to shoot it frozen and make a short video for the sound.  I did both, but thought I’d share this face that was watching me.  Seemed friendly enough.  🙂

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01.28.2016 South Congregational Church

I am mostly about nature photography, but there are occasions when I see a structure that interests me.  I have photographed sunrise from this church’s parking lot, but one morning I noticed the pair of weather vanes and lined up … Continue reading

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01.27.2016 Wordless Wednesday

Well…a few words.  This is a closeup of the cascade you saw a few days back of Murphy Falls in Dean Brook.  It is now frozen solid or was as of this past weekend.  Two days of 40° might have … Continue reading

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01.26.2016 Dawn over Quabbin Tower

Lean pickings this weekend with only the one day of ice shooting.  Here’s a shot from a warmer time last May looking at Quabbin Tower atop Quabbin Hill from my oft-visited spot in Belchertown at the end of Old Enfield … Continue reading

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01.25.2016 Cold Cascade

One last image from my trip to the river on Saturday.  I did make one recognizable image while there.  And I know I am going to catch some “heat” for not making a video of this as it sounded wonderful. … Continue reading

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01.24.2016 Ice Bubble Galaxy

When I visited the spot that gave me yesterday’s post, it was bubbles on my brain that brought me there.  And bubbles is what we have here.  Along much of the cold-sculpted ice edges on the riverbank, one can find … Continue reading

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