Two brooks, two looks, one fall

When it threatens rain, I head to a brook to see what I can do with it. Sometimes I get lucky and it doesn't rain, other times I don't and I get wet. One of these days I'd like to have a weatherproof camera. My main lens is weatherproof, but not the E-30, and while... Continue Reading →

The Alchemy of Autumn

Alchemy is the ancient "science" of turning mundane elements into gold. For a long time many people (including Sir Isaac Newton) believed it was just a matter of time before they had success. As far as I know, it has never worked. Except maybe it has.

Crossing the Streams

No matter what Egon says, I crossed. Cold Brook was running very low. I've posted about Senter Falls since I've shot there a few times - here and here and here and here. Boy, I guess I go there a lot, huh? They're always beautiful even when the water is minimal which it was the other day and... Continue Reading →

Moody mushrooms

Yeah, fall is supposed to be all about the foliage, but I always like to buck a trend. Mushrooms offer endless subjects these days and hiking with me is basically an exercise in watching me put the camera on the beanbag and shoot another one. Since I always use natural light, sometimes I have to... Continue Reading →

Step into the past

A couple of years ago, when I first saw photos of Royalston Falls in Royalston, MA, I knew I had to go see them for myself. For the longest time I thought they were on the Tully river, but it turns out that the watercourse is actually Falls Brook. Original, huh? Hey, I didn't name... Continue Reading →

Autumnal Indian Pipe II

Woo hoo! Another fall-themed indian pipe shot. The brown stick phase of these little guys is so interesting, but I find it difficult to capture well. It's the texture and the funny shape the seed pods take that attracts me. Their dark coloring is a challenge, too; hard to light. I think I did ok... Continue Reading →

Falling into Autumn

So short, but so glorious. Autumn in New England is an amazing time. Even though I've been a bit creatively stymied I'm out more than ever just to be there. Not only is there terrific color almost everywhere you look, but there's also the crunch of leaves underfoot and the scent of them in the... Continue Reading →

A morning in Purgatory

There's a little spot of geography about 40 minutes west of my house that has created a whole bunch of waterfalls.  If you've been following the blog, you've seen them - Tucker Falls, Lower Purgatory Falls, Senter Falls and Garwin Falls most recently.  I think I've said that Purgatory brook has three sets of falls... Continue Reading →

Waterfall weekend

This year we've had so much rain that the waterfalls are still flowing mightily.  Strange for this time of year when most streams, rivers and brooks are quite low.  Makes for some fantastic photography though and of course I was out there. This is Mill Brook.  Yeah, original huh?  There is still a semi-active mill... Continue Reading →

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