Category Archives: Quabbin

01.05.2022 Spalted Wood as Art

Spalting occurs when wood rot fungus attacks a tree or, in this case, fallen branch. I posted some from this shoot a few years back, here and here, but hadn’t worked on this composition until now. It’s a prized bit … Continue reading

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12.31.2021 Goodbye 2021…Hello 2022

I imagine most of us were very happy to welcome 2021 after a dismal 2020. I bet now most of us are equally or more pleased to see 2021 in our tailights.  It has ended on some bad notes.  Of … Continue reading

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12.13.2021 Giving it a rest

I shot this on November 28 and wasn’t quite sure whether it worked or not.  So it sat.  I’ve read that many photographers often don’t even look at their files for a while, letting some time go by so it … Continue reading

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12.10.2021 Fog Friday

One reason I’ve not posted much is that I feel I have hit a plateau with my photography. Part of that is the lack of inspiration that can come during this period which is a great challenge in seeking beauty … Continue reading

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11.27.2021 The End of Prescott Road

Most of the gates around the Quabbin Reservoir are old roads, many of which end at the water. Gate 16 is the extension of Prescott Road which at one time led to the now former town of Prescott, home to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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11.18.2021 An old favorite reprocessed

By the side of the road along Route 202 in Pelham is a nice lookout over the Quabbin Reservoir that attracts a fair number of commuters each morning. A few photographers stop there as well.  I’ve posted several shots from … Continue reading

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11.17.2021 Morton Pond

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Of course, for those familiar with Quabbin’s history, Morton Pond is no more. One of many along with the four old towns (Enfield, Greenwich, Dana, and Prescott) swallowed by the dammed (the original residents of those towns would probably say … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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11.13.2021 Shhh/Peaceful

A favorite Miles Davis track.

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