02.09.2020 Dean Brook with Starburst

Reworked a summer image from a few years back. This didn’t require too much, just a few tweaks and a bit of perspective straightening.

While in college, several friends and I would come to “The Cascades” for some time when we could just sit and enjoy being in a beautiful natural spot. Dean Brook still provides that after 50+ years and I hope long into the future.  Although I know folks who live along this road often come here, I have only seen other people on two occasions.  Of course, early morning reduces the chances of meeting someone.  It’s a great spot and this is just a small section and all it has to offer…including ice abstracts.  🙂

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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22 Responses to 02.09.2020 Dean Brook with Starburst

  1. That is pure magic, Steve!

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  2. shoreacres says:

    “Smoke on the Water” never looked so good.

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  3. Very Nice Steve! Love the starburst!

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  4. You’re fortunate indeed to have a site like this close at hand.

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  5. As the world gets more and more noisy, the spiritual value of such secluded places increases proportionately. Beautiful quiet image.

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Sweet image, Steve. Hope you are feeling better!

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  7. Todd Henson says:

    I can definately picture spending some quiet time sitting beside the brook. It would be time well spent. Beautiful image.

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  8. krikitarts says:

    This reminds me very much of White Oak Creek near Syria, Virginia, one of my favorite places to visit when we lived in Fairfax and I commuted into DC. Must do a flashback post of it soon!

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  9. Dave Ply says:

    You must not live near a big city. You’d need an early start to have a place as nice as this to yourself.

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    • We live in Amherst, MA which is the home of UMass. The nearest decent size city is 25 miles away and just a few hundred thousand. Boston is 90 miles. Finding truly dark skies, say for the Northern Lights, would require a bit of a drive but for quiet woodsy spots we don’t have to go far. Western Mass is not too developed although that statement gets challenged annually.

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