As of July 1st, the state is telling us that the Quabbin Reservoir is at @90% capacity. I think that is a generous assessment. After walking the shore yesterday and today, I think quite a lot of what should be underwater is not. 10% is a lot of water when the maximum capacity is 412 billion gallons so I guess it is no surprise the the shore is edging towards the middle. Anyway, the sand bar in this image would not be as seen if water levels were normal.
I had just come here from one of my favorite sites for sunrise…to be seen later…expecting to be surrounded by fog based on the full valley I saw from that elevation. Obviously that was a mistaken opinion..
I’ve shot a few Quabbin sand bars over the years, but none were as interesting as this one. The location was new to me, so it is just my impression that at full level most of that curve would be hidden. Whether or not, this is now one of my favorite Quabbin images. Shot with the 16-35 plus polarizer plus 10-stop ND filter.