Tag Archives: Gate 30

02.18.2020 Porter’s Hand Built Keystone Arch Bridge

I’ve posted about this bridge before but it is remarkable so it gets posted again.  Adolphus Porter returned home a wounded veteran of the Civil War and decided to build a bridge.  In 1866 he completed this masterpiece, all hand … Continue reading

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08.09.2018 Orange-Millington Road

Monday brought us a nice foggy start to the day seen earlier in Sunrise Surprise. As the fog dissipated, it still added a lot of “atmosphere” to the hike I made on Orange-Millington Road inside Quabbin’s Gate 30 (also accessible … Continue reading

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04.26.2016 Beaver as Narcissus

Or as a Facebook friend suggested- Beaver (Castor canadensis) as Gemini. Photographed on the Middle Branch of the Swift River, Quabbin Gate 30, New Salem. Obviously, this is not recent.  Even less recent than you may think as it is … Continue reading

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11.02.2015 The cascade that started it all

The “all” being yesterday’s post. Often photographers will “shoot their way” through a scene.  Ideally, one works your way  through by examining the location and deciding where the best composition lies.  Other times we start where we can start (Thanks, … Continue reading

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11.02.2015 Textural Change of Pace

No doubt everyone is tired of all that color by now.  So yesterday, a gray and lightly drizzled day, I went looking for monochrome water instead of all those tiresome leaves.  But…it is still a favorite place-the Middle Branch of … Continue reading

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06.25.2015 Middle Branch of the Swift River

I think portrait format is the way to go here.  🙂 This was my last image before leaving Gate 30 in New Salem on Monday and heading off to Froggy’s pond in Petersham.  To be imperfectly Steve, I think I … Continue reading

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06.24.2015 Two ways of looking at things

As I walked along the Middle Branch of the Swift River which flows into the Quabbin Reservoir I was looking for cascades like the one I posted yesterday.  But the first thing I noticed was the edge across from me … Continue reading

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06.23.2015 Water in motion

It’s been a little while since I posted a water image.  We had some good rain on Sunday which provided some nice flow in the local brooks.  This is one little scene from the Middle Branch of the Swift River … Continue reading

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01.11.2015 Slabs of Ice

Over at Mark Graf’s blog, I am often telling him how jealous I am for the slabs of ice that he finds.  Yesterday while walking along the Middle Branch of the Swift River, I found a few piled up atop … Continue reading

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01.10.2015 A little bit of ice

I’ve spent the last week applying for an exhibit and uploading files to Fine Art America.  I still have a bunch of uploading to do, but it’s a start.   This morning I woke to 3°F and as I drove … Continue reading

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