05.07.2020 Scarboro Brook visit 2

After the Hop Brook visit and before the Marsh Marigold visit, I stopped again at Scarboro Brook without the sun to contend with.  It had risen but was still below the tree line and the brook is below road level so the light was easily controlled.

When I was there last week I noticed this cascade and knew I had to come back for it.  I waded in and removed a couple of branches that were stuck in the middle and then mounted the 24-70 and made several exposures. This one was my favorite.

A few of the others were wider views and give context to the location but I decided on a portrait this time. One of the others may appear down the road.

Once “done” with that I moved downstream some and got into the water with the tripod and set this up with the previous cascade still in view at the top.  I would have liked to get a slightly better angle, move a bit more to the left, but there is a huge rock wall and I couldn’t budge it.

There are a couple more compositions from the right with a large slab of mossy rock still to come.

I have been driving this road for many years and often thought about stopping.  The brook wasn’t going anywhere and I finally made some images. There is more to explore further down.


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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17 Responses to 05.07.2020 Scarboro Brook visit 2

  1. krikitarts says:

    Wow, Steve, these just get better and better. I think of you now as the Waterfall Wizard. And I don’t need to look for faces to savor the time–and the joy–that you’re investing in this series. But, of course, if I should happen to see a face, rest assured that I’ll let you know.

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    • I am sure that you will, Gary. 🙂 And I don’t mind one bit. I am glad that you enjoy these and appreciate your noting my improvement. I work hard at these and it’s nice when that is noticed.

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  2. Ms. Liz says:

    Really pretty cascades.

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  3. In the first photograph, I like the way a ring of dark encloses the brighter water.

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  4. Beautiful images as always Steve!

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  5. Both beautiful but I prefer the top one. Gave me the impression of extremely long flowing hair. Contrast is perfect.

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    These are lovely, Steve. We’ve been blessed with ample rain this year, so the streams are still full.

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    • Yes we have and I hope it continues…to a point. I saw that we hadn’t had more than two days in a row without rain so everything is a bit soggy. I’ve a spot next to our driveway that had a shrub removed and needs to have all the roots cleaned out from lilies of the valley and spiderwort that turned it into a solid mat and then figure out a nice summer flowering shrub to put there. We had a daphne but it was too big for the space and was getting in the way of the garage. We’ll sure miss that scent. But for now it is a lot of mud.


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