12.30.2019 Sunrise Reflected in Quabbin’s Waters

Sunday’s dawn was a little easier to anticipate although it did take time building as many do.  This vantage point, Pelham Lookout, which I visit frequently is along U.S. Route 202 in Pelham and affords a narrow but nice view of the southern end of the reservoir…just a wedge of the whole which is just under 25,000 acres. The total watershed, which includes many brooks and a few rivers is over 80,000 acres. It’s a good sized basin for collection and a lot of water, 412 billion gallons when at capacity, behind the two dams.

What we see here is just a drop in the Quabbin’s bucket.

There won’t be a post tomorrow of a sunrise from today.  We are in the process of a day and a half of rain but so far it is staying above freezing so still no new ice.

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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14 Responses to 12.30.2019 Sunrise Reflected in Quabbin’s Waters

  1. Ann Mackay says:

    What a fabulous sky – bet that made the morning feel very special!

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  2. Thats quite something. You seem to be in the sunrise capital of America.


  3. Wow! That is colorful!! Very Nice!

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  4. Almost like a watercolor. Beautiful. Delicate. But bold, of course.

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Gorgeous! Loved reading the stats on the Quabbin. Such a boon for wildlife to have all that land and water to themselves. Do you see many in your travels there?

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    • Thanks, Eliza.

      Not as many as some because I am often hunkered down with a flower or mushroom, but I have seen a few. My wildlife highlight last year was a moose behind the New Salem fire station. Not my best shot but still a first for me locally. This past Saturday I saw a pair of bobcats. Deer and turkeys very many times along with beavers, muskrats,porcupines, fishers, and otters. A bear once too.Lots of red efts, frogs and toads but I think you were asking about bigger things. 🙂 I know someone who lives in New Salem and spends almost every morning sitting in North Quabbin waiting for wildlife to come by and he gets a lot of nice shots. Living where you do I’d guess you see a lot just on your property.

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  6. shoreacres says:

    I’m so taken with the little sliver of reflected light in the water. The sky is magnificent, but I like the sense that the color has distilled into a little puddle in the midst of the hills.


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