09.11.2022 Silent Sunday-West Branch Fever Brook Pond


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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24 Responses to 09.11.2022 Silent Sunday-West Branch Fever Brook Pond

  1. Beautiful foggy area of the image.

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  2. shoreacres says:

    So much water! I’ll be glad when our freshwater ponds look like this.

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    • I hope you don’t have to wait much longer but I also hope you don’t get it all at once from a Hurricane or Tropical Storm.

      Our water is still lower than it appears and we are considered to be in drought conditions. Several towns around here have watering bans although Amherst does not. One of our town reservoirs that I visit occasionally is down quite a bit and the shoreline is extended farther out than I have seen it in years. Murphy Falls is a pile of rocks currently. This pond has water simply because the brook is dammed just a little bit downstream from this spot. Despite all that, the reservoir itself is at 90.4% capacity or approximately 360 billion gallons being held back by two dams. Over the years many leaks have been repaired. At one time the watercourse from the reservoir to Boston was wooden and lost much water.


  3. Those look like water lily pads in the foreground. Have you ever found them flowering there?

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  4. Very nice foggy image Steve! Enjoyed seeing it!

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  5. Wally Jones says:


    This photograph transported me to a wonderful camping spot in upstate New York. Another lifetime. Great memories.

    Recalling the damp, cool, foggy morning and viewing your image calls for another cup of coffee.

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    • Very glad this image reminded you of a pleasant and enjoyable time in NY, Wally. Thanks!

      Where did you camp? I used to go camping along the West Branch of the Sacandaga River in Wells. Have an extra one on me, Wally. I don’t drink the stuff so more for you.


      • Wally Jones says:

        We hiked into an area withing the Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area. We had a guy with us from the Bronx who had never heard crickets and couldn’t sleep due to the noise.

        Good times.


      • Close to Syracuse, one of the cities my family lived in during my childhood and my father’s hometown. Never went to that area.

        For our honeymoon we stayed localish and did some hiking within a reasonable distance from home. One such hike was climbing Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire. A couple of guys from Brooklyn were in front of us on the trail poorly shod in loafers. We are not exactly mountaineers but those guys slowed us up considerably.


  6. Ann Mackay says:

    I can feel the quiet peace of this image – lovely to experience!

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  7. bluebrightly says:

    As I said on FB, fog is wonderful but I keep seeing smoke…tomorrow we should be rid of it. We’ve been lucky where I live this summer – the last few days have been the first smoky ones this year. I’m hoping we won’t have any more. Beautiful photo, Steve!

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  8. Eliza Waters says:

    Nice misty morning… looks like a beaver trail… are there beavers/lodge there?

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    • Yes, there are a couple lodges in different location in the pond and, yes, it is a beaver trail. I had set up at a different spot prior to this but felt the composition was awkward so moved to this one. One of my favorite experiences happened at Harvard Pond. I was standing at a trail like this one when a beaver actually surfaced at my feet. We stared at each other and then it turned and moved on with a healthy tail slap. ❤

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  9. Peter Klopp says:

    Fall is definitely on the horizon in your neck of the woods.

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  10. A beautiful, moody capture, Steve.

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