04.27.2017 Return to Amethyst Brook

But what part?  Amethyst Brook offers so many possibilities as it meanders several miles from Pelham to Amherst.  In this case it is also a return to this exact spot that I shot back in 2011.  Back then I straddled the slot cascade to get a similar angle.  A few years older and wiser, this time I wore boots so I could stand in the water.    🙂


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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12 Responses to 04.27.2017 Return to Amethyst Brook

  1. Todd Henson says:

    Reminds me of a time I crawled out onto a rock that angled into a stream, trying to get a better view. But I didn’t think enough about the light rain and how it might make the rock slick. Started sliding down the rock towards the water, holding my camera and tripod, hoping I wouldn’t drop it as I tried to stop sliding. Somehow I managed to stop just before sliding into the stream. That was a good laugh for my brother and I, and I don’t even remember now if I got the shot. But speaking of getting the shot, you certainly did with this one, Steve!

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    • Funny…after the fact, of course.That’s pretty much what was happening at the waterfall in the other day’s post, Todd. Slippery slope, although probably not at quite as steep an angle. Thanks.


  2. Steve, you know that I like rocks and I’ve written in my comments before, ” the rocks rock this photo.” I can see how shooting a waterfall could be extremely dangerous if one threw caution to the wind. I’m glad that you are wiser now. 🙂

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    • Thanks, Yvonne. In my younger more sprightly years it was no big deal, but once I start going down now there is no stopping me so I have to be very slow and careful, which I am…or at least try to be. 🙂

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  3. bluebrightly says:

    I love the equal weight of rock and water here, it’s a very strong image – it truly tells both their stories.

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  4. shoreacres says:

    If you asked me which season this is, I could as easily have said autumn as spring. The colors, the dried leaves — even the light — seem autumnal to me. As I scrolled down, I noticed how eliminating some of the leaves and algae changed the overall feel — cropping to show only the rock and the water — and wondered if you’d ever framed things that way.

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    • The leaves are definitely over-saturated…more than when I see them in Photoshop. I used to process several versions to post on WP until the color was right, but I now have just given in to how their color management or lack thereof displays things.
      Yes, I did compose two other versions of this cascade (although possibly not exactly as you describe but could accomplish that by cropping) and will probably share them at some point.

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    • Is this what you were thinking?

      I also composed one a bit higher which emphasized the upper rocks more.

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  5. Such a dramatic shot, Steve. I can picture you standing there with you boots. This rocks look slick!


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