01.12.2020 Happy Leafy Sunlit Rooster Tail

Another favorite spot I visit is Gunn Falls in Sunderland, MA.  You’ve seen shots from here many times and it used to be the background for my Gravatar. The property owners are not happy about some of the activities that go on there at night, which I have mentioned before, but I am sure that anyone who follows my blog isn’t the sort of person to trash a place of beauty…or any place at all for that matter. It’s a great location with a couple of nice waterfalls and in the springtime is one of my favorite places to go for ephemeral wildflowers.

There are a few intimate features as well such as this clump of trapped leaves and the nice hop in the water they created.


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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25 Responses to 01.12.2020 Happy Leafy Sunlit Rooster Tail

  1. Leya says:

    My mind brightens at the first glance of this image, Steve. Thank you.

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  2. The brown in the arcs of water is a pleasing touch.

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  3. Nice Steve! Beautiful image!

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  4. I’m not usually a fan of brown in water. But this particular image is stunning. I find myself simply staring at it.

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  5. Hannah Keene says:

    Beautiful capture, Steve!! I love the contrast in colors.

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  6. Jackson says:

    This is outstanding, Steve! Wonderful combination of powerfully dynamic and delicate.

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  7. shoreacres says:

    I suspected you hadn’t photographed a bird as soon as I read your title, and I was right. Every now and then the speed boats get busy on the lake and produce spectacular rooster tails, but most of the time it’s only the jetskis that do it. I’ll say this — your rooster tail’s far more pleasing than the ones on the lake. For one thing, it’s not nearly so noisy.

    I do like the illusion of the leaves as little boats making their way upstream, even though they’re only an obstacle to the water moving downstream, and I really like the tannin highlights in the water.

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    • When I was much younger I enjoyed car racing, not that I did much more than enough to get a speeding ticket, and for a while subscribed to related magazines. I always was impressed with the racing boats and the rooster tails they kicked up. If I lived by the water I might not have been so impressed and now certainly not as peace and quiet seems more to be valued than loud noises.
      I must admit, my only thought was their resistance to the stream flow and not fighting their way up. I used to hate the brown in the water when I first got started with these sort of images until I learned the ecology. Now I embrace it and am glad you find this attractive too. Thanks, Linda.

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  8. Jane Lurie says:

    This is a fantastic shot, Steve. It’s an image that immediately put my brain in gear inviting me to discover more about the scene. Love it!

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  9. Dave Ply says:

    Although I’m sure there was a rock backing up that leaf, that shot gives it an aspect of muscular brava.

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