A spur of the moment stop to a quiet and pretty spot.
The leaves are falling fast. We have had heavy rain, wind, a little sun, just about every type of weather has come through.
There is a chance these may be my last photographs with fall colors for the season. I hope not, but just in case I have added them here.
Three evening photographs taken across the Connecticut River.
The first as the sun set, throwing soft light on the fall trees.
The following two were from a vantage point about 1/2 mile further north when we realized just how full the moon was.
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!
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.
The thick fog hid most everything except along the banks. The fall colors were clear, but not much else.
The next few times I go out to photograph river fog I think I will start down stream.
Today started on the river. A foggy morning.
Today ended on the river. A really big moon and Bald Eagle.
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.
October fog along the Connecticut River. Click image to enlarge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.