02.25.2023 Atherton Brook Crossing

Once upon a time in 2011. Atherton Brook (Gate 15) is my favorite of all 52 Gates around Quabbin. Endless compositions and a waterfall which has been here once or twice.



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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30 Responses to 02.25.2023 Atherton Brook Crossing

  1. That’s pretty. It reminds me of a state park in Calif. where I would go in the spring for waterfall photography. The second image is my favorite of the two.

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  2. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautiful images, Steve. I wonder what they look like after this last frosty night?

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  3. What’s the current status of the “waterfall which has been here once or twice”?

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  4. Jet Eliot says:

    Wonderful to see the picturesque and colorful waterfalls, Steve. A painterly quality and much appreciated. The second one is a real beauty.

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  5. Peter Klopp says:

    Ah, another two gems out of your archive, the image treasure box, Steve!

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  6. Wally Jones says:

    Mesmerizing photographs, Steve!

    In the first image, I am transfixed by the water’s constant motion as it rambunctiously crashes from one rock to another.

    The second image compels me to remain as water hypnotically cascades over the formations but the woods beyond tantalizingly whisper “Come. Explore.”.

    The technical qualities of your photographs continue to impress those of us still learning.

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    • Thanks, Wally! Two nice critiques that I appreciate very much. Followed by a very nice comment as well. We are all still learning. There’s no end to it which keeps us working towards something better at all times. I am very much impressed with and enjoy your bird and bug photography.


  7. I can see the draw! I particularly like the second photo.

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  8. shoreacres says:

    The light in the second photo is especially entrancing. Sometimes I wish I had some rocks and a brook to work with — our beaches are nice enough, but they tend toward featurelessness, especially here on the upper coast. Of course, four-wheel drive would get me closer to the dunes, but I’m sure not taking Princess into the sand!

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    • The edges of the beaches might offer some nice patterns to work with from the tidal motions, especially if shells or colorful rocks have been trapped in the sand. I’d be happy to have some nice sandy beaches to visit a little closer. A bird photographer I knew on FB uses a nice beach cart to move his equipment across wide areas of sand and it’s a lot less damaging than a four-wheeler.

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  9. You’re really good at waterfalls. Stunning compositions.

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  10. Ann Mackay says:

    The light in the second image and the gold tones in the landscape are enchanting – I’d have been unable to tear myself away.

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  11. Beautiful Brook images Steve! Enjoyed seeing them!

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  12. Todd Henson says:

    I really enjoy the two of these. Absolutely gorgeous. That first one is a fantastic composition. I like the water coming towards the viewer and flowing off to the right, and the large rock with some moss on the left. A great time of year, as well, with the greens in the background. And I love the golden background glow in the second photo, which looks so good stacked atop that bright white water and darker foreground. I can’t say enough great things about these two.

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