11.19.2021 Atherton Brook Rocks!

Actually, it does.  My favorite of the brooks that feed the Quabbin Reservoir, the cascades are varied and interesting and there is also a nice waterfall which appeared here several times including this from 2016.

There are many cascades with boulders like these to add interest.  In this case I decided to spotlight the rocks rather than the water.  The softness of a long exposure allows the rocks to be the focus.

With the spring melt, many of these rocks and boulders get carried a bit by the strong flow and often are not as you found them before. I never did identify these same ones elsewhere.

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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12 Responses to 11.19.2021 Atherton Brook Rocks!

  1. Can we say that as a waterfall photographer you get stoned on rocks?

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  2. Nice Steve! Love the blurred water flow!

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  3. shoreacres says:

    I love this photo. It reminds me of how much I enjoyed running water over the rocks I’d bring home from vacations when I was a kid. Water doesn’t do much for caliche or limestone, but the basalt, granite, and such would shine just like these rocks.

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    • Rocks are so much more appealing when wet. Subtle colors become bold. I bring rocks home to add to various spots in our garden but once dry they are not as I imagined. Glad that this brings back memories and how it brought back a childhood memory.

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  4. Very nice, Steve. I like the rich colors of the rocks under that long exposure flow!

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  5. What a very interesting perspective, Steve, keeping the focus on these beautiful rocks. Great image and great title! I have to admit that at first I thought, ‘Wow that looks like chunks of chocolate!’

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  6. Todd Henson says:

    Now that’s an interesting thought, if we were able to follow and track certain rocks as they shift and are moved downstream.

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    • Yes. There have been a few “arrangements” that I wanted to revisit but they were nowhere to be seen. It’s amazing how powerful the spring melt can be. I suppose marking them would give a clue but somehow I don’t think that’s a good thing…at least not with paint.


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