06/02/2021 Rainy Day Cascade

This brook only flows after a rainy day, or heavy snow melt, so I was lucky to be in Quabbin Park on a gentle rainy day while it was running strong.

And, of course, a little natural saturation aids the photographic saturation.

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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25 Responses to 06/02/2021 Rainy Day Cascade

  1. Ms. Liz says:

    The flow of fresh ferns/water and mix of textures are wonderful! Do the ferns die down in winter and then pop up fresh in spring?

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    • Thanks, Liz! Yes, the ferns do die at the end of autumn and into winter. Some do not, such as Christmas fern. These are hay-scented ferns and, as you can see, are very good at populating the forest floor.

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  2. That narrow zigzaggy cascade over rocks initially seemed to my morning mind to be a fallen tree trunk.

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  3. Lovely. I’ve seen the term “freshet” and I guess it’s generally about large-scale spring flooding from snow melt, but it seems like a good term for these these little seasonal brooks.

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  4. Littlesundog says:

    What a lovely find! We do not see that kind of runoff in the orchard property, but I still marvel at gently running water across pathways and low areas that lead to our slough. This year, the slough is fuller than we’ve ever seen it.

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    • It has been a rainy year out your way, I think. We’ve had a fair amount but can always use more and if we get more there will be more scenes like this. I love the sound of running water, well not in the house, and always try to find its source.

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  5. Todd Henson says:

    Wet or rainy days really are great for saturating those beautiful greens. And I love the field of ferns, all looking nice and healthy.

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  6. Oh my gosh … that vegetation is perfect … beautiful!

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    • Not only that but there were no ticks, Denise. 🙂 At least none got on me. Spring is a lovely time in the park and the road is lined with a variety of fern species in various places. Most of these are Hay-scented.

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  7. shoreacres says:

    The water’s erratic path brought to mind Wendell Berry’s short poem:

    “It may be that when we no longer know what to do
    we have come to our real work,
    and that when we no longer know which way to go
    we have come to our real journey.
    The mind that is not baffled is not employed.
    The impeded stream is the one that sings.”

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  8. Ann Mackay says:

    That is lovely – the ferns and the moving water look so good together!

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    • Thanks, Ann. It is a good pairing. Most of our brooks here are in wooded areas, which this is also but it has greenery close to the edge. I wouldn’t mind visiting one out in the open like so many you have there.

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  9. Eliza Waters says:

    Gorgeous, Steve. I like the added saturation, it enriches the image.

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  10. Now that is a wonderful view! Nice one, Steve!

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  11. bluebrightly says:

    Ahh, a stunning scene, Steve, the contrast between the fresh green foliage and the running water is so nice. It seems like each and every leaf is delineated but the whole picture doesn’t seem over-sharpened – really admirable! 😉

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    • Thanks, Lynn. Initially I did think it was oversharpened but as my eye got used to it I felt the same as you expressed. The 16-35 is a nice sharp lens. I visit this vernal brook whenever there has been a recent rain event. There are several nice rock features that create some interesting cascades.

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      • bluebrightly says:

        It’s interesting that sometimes too much sharpening makes images kind of fall apart and the right amount keeps everything together. Here, everything is sharp but still harmonizing as a whole. Yes, the rocks here are in just the right places! 🙂

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  12. Very Nice Steve! Really like the windy flow of the water!

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