11.14.2021 Swift River Valley

I’ve photographed this scene a few times.  The Quabbin Spillway is behind us here as we stand on the bridge over the escaping Swift River. Even with all the rain we’ve had recently there is little water flowing over the spillway dam so just a trickle passing downstream.  But it is enough to create some nice fog in the valley below and as the sun was rising shafts of light were illuminating some of the foliage in the middle ground and the hills n the distance.

I particularly liked the small area that was lit up and zoomed in for a closer view.


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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26 Responses to 11.14.2021 Swift River Valley

  1. I like the abstraction of the second view. Lacking a background, it’s less anchored to any real place.

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  2. Beautiful images Steve! Both are Great!

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  3. Very nice catch. I love the ‘spot’ of color in image two 😃

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  4. Peter Klopp says:

    Another pair of fantastic fall images with the fog adding a touch of mystery, Steve!

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  5. That second one is a little fog-gem. 🙂

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    With all the rain we’ve had, it is interesting to note how little excess there is in the Quabbin. Water consumption out east must be intense.

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    • For a while during the summer the Quabbin’s level was down quite a bit so despite all the rain we would still need more to start spilling. Beside the low rain of the summer I am sure you are correct and Boston’s water consumption has always been demanding.


  7. Susanne says:

    These are absolutely stunning! I love the first one especially, with the fog covering the landscape.


  8. Todd Henson says:

    As beautiful as that first view is, it’s the second that I’m most drawn to.

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  9. Such amazing photos you took. I can see the red leaves on the second image so beautiful.

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  10. Oh, I love both of these! The fog creates a little mystery.

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  11. shoreacres says:

    That second image is especially appealing. What was nearly lost in the first photo really takes pride of place in the second; the colors seem even more saturated and pleasing.

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  12. bluebrightly says:

    It’s almost as if someone spilled milk through there. 🙂


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