05.14.2019 Pepper Mill Pond

Asking at the Quabbin Visitor Center, I was told that the park now opens daily at 6 a.m. but yesterday whoever opened it was late.  So I went a little further east to Pepper Mill Pond.  It is frequented by fishermen but none were there yesterday and, for a change, no litter except for one beer can.

I saw a couple of reflections I liked and made this image along with a few others.

The sun was popping in and out, providing occasional warmth to the landscape. Eventually our day went back to rain and continues this morning.  Although we have had fairly continual rain, the Midwest and South have had way more so I am not complaining.  More than one sunny day a week would be welcomed though.

As to the name, I have seen it spelled both Pepper and Pepper’s.  I’d guess someone named Pepper had a mill there but have yet to see a history that includes that information.


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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8 Responses to 05.14.2019 Pepper Mill Pond

  1. Your mention of the weather makes me wonder whether you’ve taken (m)any pictures while rain was actually coming down. I rarely have; the last time was three years ago in a California redwood forest while Eve held one umbrella over herself and another over me.

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    • In light rain, yes. Sometimes in heavier when it started light. I picked this up last fall but haven’t had a chance to use it yet. Even on days when it’s predicted to rain, I forget to take it with me.


  2. Todd Henson says:

    There’s a really nice sense of balance to this one, and a very pleasing color palette. The rain gets tiring sometimes, that’s for sure, especially when it seems to clear on days you can’t go out but returns on those you can. Ah well. I’ve occasionally photographed in light rain also. A couple times I’ve used a rain sleeve that worked well.

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    • Thanks, Todd.
      The item I linked to in my reply to Steve seems pretty good and I’ll put it to use soon. It appears there will be plenty of opportunity still. Maybe it should be May showers will bring June flowers for this year. There certainly are good images to make in the rain. And if I may take a liberty with the fisherman’s saying, “A bad day of photography is still better than a good day at work”. 🙂


  3. Lemony says:

    Very nice capture! Such an interesting image.


  4. shoreacres says:

    The diamond shape formed by the logs and their reflection remind me of a cabochon, set into the vertical pattern of the trees. I think it would be fair to call this a jewel of a photograph.

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