So today I decided to challenge myself with a favorite hike along a brook that feeds the Quabbin Reservoir and eventually quenches the thirst of Boston and surrounds. The hikes on the west side of the watershed are mostly all downhill which means an uphill trek on the way out. So far, no coronary as a result but it was quite tiring. I need to do this more often, I think.
We’ve had quite a bit of rain lately, not as much as the middle of the U.S. but a lot just the same. I figured the water would be running wild and it was. Possibly too much water for photography and getting this much detail required an ISO of 800.
As last year’s leaves break down, there are a lot of tannins leaching into the water. I considered desaturating them, or converting to B&W, but for now am staying with what it was.
I spent a few hours walking along the brook so you can expect a few more images from today as the week passes.