Tag Archives: Fall

Watching The Moon Rise

Three evening photographs taken across the Connecticut River.

The first as the sun set, throwing soft light on the fall trees.

Sunset Over The Fall Trees Connecticut River - Click To Enlarge
Sunset Over The Fall Trees Connecticut River – Click To Enlarge

The following two were from a vantage point about 1/2 mile further north when we realized just how full the moon was.

Fall Moon Rising Connecticut River - Click To Enlarge
Fall Moon Rising Connecticut River – Click To Enlarge
Fall Moon Rising Connecticut River - Click To Enlarge
Fall Moon Rising Connecticut River – Click To Enlarge

As it became darker a large flock of Canadian Geese flew low over the river and within minutes an adult Bald Eagle skimmed the water fishing. It can’t get an better than this!

 

Sometimes It’s What You Don’t See

Usually when we shoot fog along the river the mist is very clearly defined. It’s what I always look for. In these images I went a little down river and found a completely different perspective.

Fog Hiding The Connecticut River - Click To Enlarge
Fog Hiding The Connecticut River – Click To Enlarge

The thick fog hid most everything except along the banks. The fall colors were clear, but not much else.

Fog Hiding The Connecticut River - Click To Enlarge
Fog Hiding The Connecticut River – Click To Enlarge
Fog Hiding The Connecticut River - Click To Enlarge
Fog Hiding The Connecticut River – Click To Enlarge

The next few times I go out to photograph river fog I think I will start down stream.

 

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Connecticut River AM – PM

Today started on the river. A foggy morning.

Fall Morning Connecticut River - Click To Enlarge
Fall Morning Connecticut River – Click To Enlarge

Today ended on the river. A really big moon and Bald Eagle.

Fall Night Connecticut River - Click To Enlarge
Fall Night Connecticut River – Click To Enlarge

The eagle is there, but there was no way to get a close shot.

The rest of the day was spent around the river banks also. A quick review of the images tells me it will take time to pick the next photos to process.

 

Old Grist Mill Dam Falls In Autumn

Here are a series of shots from the bottom of the old mill dam falls. There were only a few places to stand for a good angle.

Old Grist Mill Dam Falls In Autumn - Click To Enlarge
Old Grist Mill Dam Falls In Autumn – Click To Enlarge
Old Grist Mill Dam Falls In Autumn - Click To Enlarge
Old Grist Mill Dam Falls In Autumn – Click To Enlarge

I did slow down the speed in a few photos to change the water flow. Everything was hand held, no tripod, so I was limited in how slow I could go.

Old Grist Mill Dam Falls In Autumn - Click To Enlarge
Old Grist Mill Dam Falls In Autumn – Click To Enlarge

Once the ice starts I may go back for a different point of view. But not like last winter when I photographed this in zero degrees. Bad photos, bad idea.

 

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Lower Pond Bulkeley Grist Mill

It appears I have been calling this place by the wrong name. Dividend pond is wrong, not even close.

It is actually the Bulkeley Grist Mill pond. The photos here being from the lower pond, there are two.

Lower Pond Bulkeley Grist Mill - Click To Enlarge
Lower Pond Bulkeley Grist Mill – Click To Enlarge

In 1667 there was a corn and grist mill here. The brook and falls had a small dam providing the mill with water from the upper pond. It’s a lake really, small but still a lake.

Lower Pond Bulkeley Grist Mill - Click To Enlarge
Lower Pond Bulkeley Grist Mill – Click To Enlarge
Lower Pond Bulkeley Grist Mill - Click To Enlarge
Lower Pond Bulkeley Grist Mill – Click To Enlarge
Lower Pond Bulkeley Grist Mill - Click To Enlarge
Lower Pond Bulkeley Grist Mill – Click To Enlarge

This year both ponds, and the falls, are about as colorful as I have ever seen them. Another day or so and the leaves will be coming down like snow. But for now it is a great show.

 

 

Autumn Waterfall

I wanted to stay close to home today, had some real world stuff to do . The colors have not shown well on the Connecticut River so local ponds were on the list.

Autumn Waterfall - Click To Enlarge
Autumn Waterfall – Click To Enlarge

This waterfall surprised us by having a steady flow since the ponds are low. The sun was spotty today but the light yellow leaves worked in our favor.

The past nights with frost, and ice, have caused many of the trees to drop their leaves. You can see here how deep they have become in the woods already.