08.15.2018 Buffam Brook Cascade

Here is another favorite spot that few if any visit. It is located a little above the more popular waterfall of the same name. I’ve shot this cascade from the other side a few times in the past, but this was a first from this angle.

We had another series of showers with a few downpours yesterday but nothing in the forecast for the next couple of days.  The water should be running strong still by this weekend, but I wouldn’t mind a little bit of a slow down so the textures are easier to control. Not complaining though since the brooks in August around here are usually just trickles around the rocks.  🙂


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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18 Responses to 08.15.2018 Buffam Brook Cascade

  1. Wow, you have been getting lots of rain. I can not imagine so many brooks. You are having a field day this year. Lovely photo here.

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  2. Gallivanta says:

    Certainly a lot of different textures. I particularly like the glassy look of the water at the top of the photo.

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  3. Am I to conclude that you’ve purchased a pair of waders recently … or have you always had a pair with you on these aquatic adventures?

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    • I do have a pair of hip boots but don’t use them often as many of the spots, such as this one, would be difficult to navigate while wearing them. For the largest percent of my water shots, I am wearing the tallest boots that Muck makes. If necessary, I can hike a great distance with them and for others such as this I can clamber over trees and rocks while carrying the pack on my back. There are occasions where the water is deep enough that I wish I had the waders but not often.
      I was actually on land for this, but the previous shots I was in the water.

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  4. shoreacres says:

    The water flowing over the plant life in the upper left looks like molten glass. It reminds me of the swirls in Venetian glass beads, or paperweights. I don’t remember seeing quite that effect in your brook photos before; it’s lovely.

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    • It’s actually a reflection of the trees on the far bank, but as I mentioned to Ann above, I really need to go back this weekend while the water is still running strong and work that glassy water and reflection. I saw it, but worked the cascade too hard and didn’t give the upper section its due. Fortunately it’s only a 20 minute ride. And you are correct, Linda. Although I have captured some images with a frozen flow like that, I don’t think any had that nice marbled color as this does.

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  5. Everyone is glassy-eyed this morning, but in a good way, it struck me that way, too, sleek.

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  6. I’ll chime in~I was also going to comment on that part of the photo.

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  7. Andrew says:

    Silky smooth and good to have a new angle. Another classic.

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  8. Why do few people visit this spot? Is the place so much more difficult to get to that people don’t want to put in the effort?

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