Tag Archives: Dean Brook

09.21.2022 Waterfall Wednesday

We had very little rain this past summer and many of the brooks here were actually rock landscapes.  But last week we had a little bit and Murphy Falls had this trickle of a cascade flowing for a more intimate … Continue reading

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05.05.2022 Small but Impactful

While I do enjoy waterfalls, most of the water in motion subjects I shoot are the smaller features. Dean Brook is loaded with interesting cascades and I was drawn to the path of flow and combination of textures in this … Continue reading

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04.20.2022 Keep at it

I have made quite a number of photographs from various spots along Dean Brook in Shutesbury.  One of them, as you may recall, is Murphy Falls. But there are many other cascades that interest me for their flow patterns and, … Continue reading

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04.14.2022 Dean Brook Intimate

Although the cascading water is usually my primary subject I found these broken branches or stumps interesting, especially with the dangling icicles.  

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04.11.2022 Promise you’ll never let me go

Hemlock and Black Birch seem very compatible in these woods near Dean Brook. I’ve seen them joined like this in other spots nearby. As more is learned about the ecology of forests and soil in general it is becoming more … Continue reading

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01.19.2022 Winter’s Chaos

Eliot Porter’s book, “Nature’s Chaos,” is a favorite influence along with “Intimate Landscapes”. There is a lot to be seen in water’s frozen element.

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01.09.2022 Silent Sunday-Murphy Falls

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11.26.2021 Falls Friday

Rainy day here in Western Massachusetts.  And I’m still in a Tryptophan stupor from yesterday’s gorge. Been napping with Bentley much of the day after our usual 2 a.m. nature call for the both of us. After our day of … Continue reading

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11.05.2021 Flashback Friday-Murphy Falls in Autumn

After yesterday’s post from Dean Brook and reference to Murphy Falls, I thought I’d share this old image from 2015.  Similar has appeared in portrait format back then but this is the first appearance in landscape. And of course countless … Continue reading

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11.04.2021 Roadside Brook and Star

After spending some time enjoying the rising sun and foliage in North Quabbin, I drove through Shutesbury and down Sand Hill Road.  Dean Brook runs alongside and, as you’ve seen before, over a little waterfall that I call Murphy Falls. … Continue reading

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