05.05.2021 Vernal Cascade

There is a little brook that only flows in the spring along Ware-Enfield Road in Quabbin Park. It is dry, or almost so, most of the year. But after a rain or a good spring melt, if we’ve had a nice snowy winter, there are opportunities for some fun cascades.

There are a couple of rocks here that make interesting changes to the water’s flow.

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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16 Responses to 05.05.2021 Vernal Cascade

  1. Did you know that the German word for ‘brook’ is Bach, as in the classical composer?

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  2. Peter Klopp says:

    The long exposure turned this picture into a piece of art, Steve.

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  3. Beautiful sinuousity.

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Nice, Steve. I like the way the leaves act as diffusers.

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  5. Ms. Liz says:

    This is such a beautifully textured photo Steve!

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  6. bluebrightly says:

    And I bet that one leaf under the water is gone by now. 🙂

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    • Maybe. 🙂 If it was able to hold on until I shot the image then maybe it was held by something other than gravity. I suppose a branch floating down the stream could dislodge it. Maybe I should go and see. 🙂

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  7. shoreacres says:

    It’s interesting, how the water seems to be holding the leaf in place. The pressure’s almost palpable, and it enlivens the photo.

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    • I think there are two forces at play. One is the weight of the water pressing the leaf down and the other would be some form of moist adhesion sucking at the leaf and holding it in place. Standing there i expected the leaf to be pulled away but it stayed put. I was there this morning and forgot all about going up there to see if it remained or was eventually washed away.

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