04.29.2020 Return to Atherton Brook

I try to visit this location each year about this time when the water is running strong and the weather is just starting to warm up. It’s my favorite brook in the Quabbin watershed with loads of cascades to study…probably as many as Dean Brook and a little easier to access without so much bank growth. OTOH, I am not sure whether the heart pounding  ascent from the end of the road back to the car is aerobic or a threat to my continuing heartbeats.  🙂

I did some intimate shots of different cascades that make up the whole to be shared later as well as another cool cascade just a few yards downstream from here.

Another delightful and attractive small waterfall, just like Murphy Falls, only about five feet tall but with loads of character.

And….more water music. Sorry about the soft focus.

They all sound the pretty much same unless there are birds singing in the background.  🙂

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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28 Responses to 04.29.2020 Return to Atherton Brook

  1. Jane Lurie says:

    Thank you for the meditative moment of listening to the falls, Steve. And your image is wonderful.

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  2. shoreacres says:

    I was surprised by the autumnal tones of the image. I’d not thought about it, but I suppose there’s a point in time, however brief, where autumn and spring look similar at your latitude.

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    • There is a lot more color in spring than folks realize. I shared this last year around this time. Of course, some of that is the warm light from the sun just starting to peek over the trees behind us. Leaves turn many different colors when young before settling into the darker and more even toned summer greens.

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  3. I prefer it when the uphill is on the way to the attraction. That way the return to the car is downhill.

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  4. A clean sweep. This picture is audible as well as visible. And I’m not talking about the video. As far as physical exertion goes, I use the green, yellow, red system. I will go until yellow starts to turn a little bit orange. At that point I will pause. But if you don’t go into yellow, you won’t get or stay fit. Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, especially not your doctor.

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    • Thanks, Mike!
      If you are talking about an exercise tracker I don’t use one although the iPhone supposedly keeps track. I go by my heart beats.Speeding them up is good but too many means rest for a moment after cooling down a bit. Sudden stops can lead to a sudden stop.

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  5. I’ve always had a very great fondness for the sound of water flowing just like it is in this tranquil little spot. I love the photos, but thanks for adding the video as well. Be careful not to overdo the strenuous climbs! 🧗🏼‍♂️ ☺️

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  6. It sure is an attractive falls, and looks smooth as silk in this shot, and also neat as a pin.
    I really like the gold hue in the background

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    • Thanks, Robert. It is a special spot and I’ve made a fair number of images here. As it should be, each one has taken the place of the previous as a favorite with improving technique…and knowing enough to go there after a prolonged rain event. I was glad to have some warmth in the image.

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  7. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautiful shot, Steve. I love the golden light in the background, almost looks like autumn!

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  8. krikitarts says:

    I’m happy to chime in with Robert and Eliza: The cascade itself is another wonder, but the golden light filtering in on the upper-left background provides a magical glow to the whole that gives it a new dimension. How long does it take you to hike (down?) to this spot from where you park?

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  9. Another Beautiful Image Steve!

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  10. Todd Henson says:

    With this one I absolutely love the warm glow coming from the beyond the trees in the background. Adds such a beautiful color that nicely highlights the white of the waterfalls.

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  11. Wow!!!
    What a photo! Well done! I love this kind of photos, with long exposures with water!
    Very good! 😀

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  12. bluebrightly says:

    It’s gorgeous, Steve, with the golden woods in the background. I like having that context, it brings me into the space. I think the climb was aerobic, OK? 😉

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