Tag Archives: Middle Branch of the Swift River

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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12.31.2019 FROSTY!!!

Sunday was a chilly albeit not frigid day. It started out with that nice soft sunrise but there wasn’t much of a hint at what the northern end of Quabbin was like. After I packed up, I decided to ride … Continue reading

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09.01.2019 It took a while

20 years qualifies as a while doesn’t it?  🙂  I’ve been driving by this spot for all of that plus and always thought a shot like this would be possible.  I came close once six years ago but not until … Continue reading

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05.06.2019 Bear’s Den Falls

I hope that this post is more popular than the last couple. Maybe folks are bored with cascades. Bear’s Den got its name from a huge bear killed in this location.  There is a story also that during colonial times, … Continue reading

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01.25.2016 Cold Cascade

One last image from my trip to the river on Saturday.  I did make one recognizable image while there.  And I know I am going to catch some “heat” for not making a video of this as it sounded wonderful. … 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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08.14.2015 Another look at Bear’s Den Falls

I’m about to hit the sack and realized that I didn’t post this here. This is taken from a perspective downstream in the Middle Branch of the Swift River which you might remember as being on its way to the … Continue reading

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07.03.2015 Bear’s Den Falls 1

With the water at high levels, I am taking advantage and visiting some of my regular haunts that I usually see with a lower flow.  Bear’s Den is a The Trustees of Reservations property in New Salem, MA. The lore … 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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