01.14.2020 West Fever Brook Dam Cascade

I’ve been visiting this spot for a while now and have made several wildflower images during previous Springs.  But I have not been able to find a composition for a water image.  Just upstream from this is a pond created by humans a long time ago with a boulder dam.  I am not sure whether there had been some sort of water-powered endeavor or they just wanted a pond but most remains and what has fallen apart is in constant repair by the beavers who live here.

Despite their best efforts, there are still a few “leaks” and I finally found a cascade to work with.


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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34 Responses to 01.14.2020 West Fever Brook Dam Cascade

  1. Beavers’ loss, your gain.

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  2. Lemony says:

    Such warm, rich tones here. Beautiful!

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  3. shoreacres says:

    The name of the brook intrigued me. I found a suggestion that it had been renamed after typhoid came through the area, but the reference pointed to an extensive history of western MA, and I couldn’t bring myself to spend the time to read through the whole thing. I did find this interesting hiking post that helped to put a lot of your Quabbin photos into a larger context.

    In this photo, I especially like the contrast between the tannin-tinted water flowing over the top rocks, and the white water at the bottom.

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  4. Great image Steve! The dark rocks and background really highlight the moving water!

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  5. If you keep this up, I’m gonna start liking brown in water. Beautiful, peaceful image.

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  6. Jane Lurie says:

    Your composition is very appealing, Steve, as is the dark exposure and rich colors. Terrific work.

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  7. Except for the white water, it’s a dark, almost somber scene, but very appealing.

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  8. Leya says:

    Love the colours – so sombre, yet rich and alive.

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  9. Maddy says:

    Fantastic shot!

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  10. Eliza Waters says:

    I like this shot a lot, Steve. Wonderfully composed!

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  11. bluebrightly says:

    The warm glint in many of the rocks here is like gold – it really adds something. Very nice.

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  12. Ann Mackay says:

    I like the range of tones here and that tiny touch of green in the foreground leaves.

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  13. Dave Ply says:

    Mmmm. Nice tones.


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