Tag Archives: Gate 15

04.26.2019 Errrr….So I was off by a day.

For the end of the Atherton Brook images, that is.  I’ve one more that I want to share. I liked the combination of motion and splash. It took more than a couple of attempts to get the flow exposure right … Continue reading

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04.25.2019 Finishing up with Atherton Brook

Sometimes I find our brooks so appealing and full of interest that I am like a kid in a candy store…I can’t just have one cascade.  And Atherton Brook is especially that way with so many rock assemblages that create … Continue reading

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04.24.2019 Balanced Rock

Not quite as amazing as the spot by this name in Arches N.P. in Utah or Acadia’s Bubble Rock in Maine but a neat find just the same, this rock sits above the rushing water I posted yesterday. It’s a … Continue reading

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04.23.2019 Atherton Brook Dam cascade

I’ve tried to find some history of this location but without luck so far.  I imagine it was for some sort of mill and maybe there was a waterwheel through the side of the dam.  The two books I have … Continue reading

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04.21.2019 Atherton Brook Waterfall Closeup 1

So today I decided to challenge myself with a favorite hike along a brook that feeds the Quabbin Reservoir and eventually quenches the thirst of Boston and surrounds. The hikes on the west side of the watershed are mostly all … Continue reading

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05.08.2017 Briggs Brook Cascades

Lots of rain lately…lots.  Not as much as some parts of the mid-west and Quebec most recently, but plenty enough to recharge all the brooks locally.  As you can see here, Quabbin is receiving a lot of water and is back … Continue reading

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07.25.2016 What lies beneath

As of July 1st, the state is telling us that the Quabbin Reservoir is at @90% capacity.  I think that is a generous assessment.  After walking the shore yesterday and today, I think quite a lot of what should be … Continue reading

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07.15.2016 Invitation to a hike

One of many old roads located in the Quabbin Reservoir watershed, this one being Gate 15’s Atherton Brook Road (my name, I don’t think there is an official designation).

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06.08.2016 Atherton Brook Waterfall

The fungus was nice and so was the s-curve in the brook.  But what I was really looking for was the waterfall.  As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, visiting a familiar place gives one a chance to capture something a little … Continue reading

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06.07.2016 A brook runs through it

One of the rewarding things about visiting familiar places is when you see things in a different way.  It’s true of many subjects including flowers and landscapes.  In this case it’s about the water. I’ve photographed Atherton Brook inside of … Continue reading

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