10.21.2016 Brilliant Regulating Dam Road in the North Quabbin

This is another spot that I enjoy photographing repeatedly. Here is a post from last year.

north-quabbin-foliage-regulating-dam-road-101416-800In this case I was able to get to shore level due to our low water currently.  I employed a long exposure to smooth the water’s motion from a constant breeze…note the motion of the right-most orange tree. Last year’s post linked above was shot at road level, Route 122, and at an angle shooting down.  I prefer this and the nice reflection.

One problem with hiking along a shoreline that is usually underwater is the ankle deep muck in places.  I still haven’t removed it all from my boots.

Tomorrow is predicted to be pretty rainy.  Fingers crossed and maybe Monday will be a day for stream photography.

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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16 Responses to 10.21.2016 Brilliant Regulating Dam Road in the North Quabbin

  1. shoreacres says:

    I got stopped at a flowing creek at the Tallgrass Prairie today. If I’d had my boots on, I would have given it a shot, but I wasn’t willling to take on the muck in only hiking boots — especially since it was a long step.

    The photo’s just gorgeous. I like the reflection particularly. Colors like that deserve repetition.

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    • I hadn’t planned on the muck or would have worn my Muck Boots. There were rocks and broken branches along the way which kept me from sinking in most of the time but I did sink above the ankles once or twice.

      Thanks. I used the Neutral Density filter to smooth the water because the breeze made the water so choppy that the reflection was more of an abstract.


  2. Jim Ruebush says:

    I like how the water is smoothed out by the longer exposures.

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  3. An incredibly beautiful scene. How fortunate you are to find spots such as this one.

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  4. Good for the picture. Yuck for the muck.


  5. Todd Henson says:

    Really nice image, Steve. I love the color and the reflections in the water, nice long reflections. Great angle.

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