05.13.2019 Upstream Buffam Brook

Upstream and less well-known than the waterfall and cascades in the Buffam Falls Conservation Area is this smaller waterfall. I drive by it often and stop during the spring to enjoy its flow and babbling.

The foreground is American False Hellebore in its lovely rich spring green. I posted a similar image 3 years ago.

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 05.13.2019 Upstream Buffam Brook

  1. So even after three years you’ve remained true to the false hellebore. What has varied is your framing: then horizontal, now vertical.

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  2. melissabluefineart says:

    It’s nice to see lush vegetation adding a pop of green in this setting. I feel like I should know this plant but it doesn’t look familiar to me. What are the blooms like?

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  3. Wow, the leaves are almost glowing. I love the fresh vegetation this time of year.

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  4. Lemony says:

    I like how you’ve composed this shot. And wow! What a green!

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  5. You left out the part about stopping to make an excellent photograph. Composition is brilliant. As is the false hellebore. The hellebore may be false, but the glow is real.

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  6. Jane Lurie says:

    Fabulous image, Steve. I love the detail in the False Hellebore and your emphasis of it in the foreground. Beautifully shot.

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  7. shoreacres says:

    That green does seem a little unreal. I suppose it’s the combination of the rain, a darker environment, and the absolute freshness of new growth. On the other hand, I took a look at some of my photos from yesterday at the refuge, and there’s some pretty fresh green there, too. You’re right about the variety of shades this time of year. We’ve moving past that now, but the freshly-leaved trees and the various reeds and sedges are beautiful.

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    • The capture had the green super-saturated and I reduced it a bit. If I were to print this I might even go a little more back. Also, sometimes WP does funny things to the color, I think. Our greens have only started a short time ago so we can enjoy them a little longer. Time is moving right along as usual. I’ve got the last week of the month off for my annual flower frenzy and they are coming along quickly as well,


  8. bluebrightly says:

    I love that plant – it’s a pghotographer’s delight, I think. Around here, you have to be in the mountains, or at least higher up than we are, to find it. Beautiful! Interesting about the green. Lately they’re looking too bright in some of my photos, too. I think it’s that Spring intensity. Things always seem different on a screen of course, and it’s possible that the devices are doing exactly the same thing with the colors each time, but to our eyes, the greens look too bright on the screen now, relative to the rest of the photo. Maybe if we’re outside enjoying it, it’s different. A little incoherent but you probably get the gist. 🙂 And I like the intense green in the photo. It glows.

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    • I thought about adjusting the green to what is more expected, but left it. The color fades and mutes quickly. As far as the glow, I don’t recall for sure but I may have added a bit during adjustments.

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