08.02.2018 Buffam Falls Conservation Area

Pelham is a small town just east of Amherst.  Much of it is undeveloped and there are several natural areas that most likely will remain so…at least for the rest of my lifetime. One such place that the town has set apart contains Buffam Brook and hosts a stretch of the New England Trail, much of which is aka the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail (M-M).

I’ve visited the area many times and just this past Sunday finally got an image of the namesake waterfall that I liked .  It’s a collection of cascades and most years the water is too low and the flow too slow to get much of a good appearance.  But after all the rains we had things looked a bit more interesting.

My favorite part of the brook is found a bit further downstream and I’ve made several images there. I like the motion captured and the texture as well.

There are a couple more, but tomorrow.   🙂

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 08.02.2018 Buffam Falls Conservation Area

  1. Which lens gives you such an extended view (while retaining the depth)? Is it that fancy super-wide you picked up a year or two (or three) ago? I really appreciate the sense of movement in each in this recent series of images. Nice.

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  2. BuntyMcC says:

    Beautiful. Can you nudge some of that rain to the north?

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  3. Steve, it appears that you are the master of photography of water falls. This one is outstanding which shows the beautiful bed of the brook/falls.

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  4. Gallivanta says:

    Interesting as well as very beautiful. I feel as though the water is cascading towards me and might wet my feet at any moment.

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  5. Andrew says:

    Beautiful photos Steve. I am surprised that F11 gives you so much DoF. It is almost enough to make me go out and shoot landscapes again 😀

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  6. shoreacres says:

    I noticed that the rock in the first photo is in the same place as the whirlpool in your previous post. The rock seems to draw the eye in much the same way. I suppose it’s the light, and the fact that it seems to be differently colored than the surrounding rock. It may be that its large size keeps the upper portion dry, which would make a difference.

    I love the second photo. I’ve never seen water seem to sashay down a stream bed, but the back-and-forthness of its flow suggests just that. It looks like a Southern belle flouncing down a fancy staircase.

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    • I was aware that I placed the rock as I had the whirlpool but the composition worked best that way. Maybe too predictable but I don’t worry about that.Both the color and the rock’s dryness create the sense of a different light upon it plus I emphasized it when processing. I wanted it to really stand out on its own.
      The second one is a cascade I have photographed a few times, but this was the most water I’ve seen there so it really is unique to the spot. I enjoy capturing movement in water when I can and was very pleased with this. Glad that you enjoy it. Thanks, Linda!


  7. So good to see the water flowing again for you. These images are just great.

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