The Taunton River crested high into the surrounding forest in Bridgewater, MA back in June and created these never ending trees.
Raptor Weekend is the largest bird of prey celebration in New England sponsored by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Wildlife rehabilitators and raptor experts were onhand to showcase a variety of birds like the african raven, barred owl, gyrfalcon, and harris’ hawk.
A unique natural landmark located in Sutton MA, Purgatory Chasm runs for a quarter of a mile between ganite walls rising as high as 70 feet. Popular with picnickers and rock-climbers alike, the Chasm is believed to have its origin in the sudden release of dammed-up glacial meltwater near the end of the last Ice Age, approximately 14,000 years ago. Trails lead to a wide variety of rock formations, with such romantic names as The Corn Crib, The Coffin, The Pulpit, Lovers’ Leap, and Fat Man’s Misery.
Located in Quincy, MA, visitors can see the Boston skyline across the harbor and dozens of species of wild birds in the park. Originally used as a Naval airfield, it was also once home to the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, which built destroyers for the Navy. The Department of Conservation and Recreation developed the site as a waterfront park while maintaining both its bird habitat and the traces of its aviation history. The park officially opened to the public in June, 2001.
A third trip to the Stanley Iron Works yields a sunny, crisp winter’s day after a snowstorm. The return home nets a plethora of melting icicles melting in the sunset.
This 251-acre coastscape in Hingham, MA includes rocky shores, broad hillsides, and open fields bracketed by woodlands. World’s End was once an island at high tide but colonial farmers dammed the salt marsh to grow hay and cleared trees for farmland. In the 1880s a Boston businessman, John Brewer built a farming estate and hired Frederick Law Olmsted to design a 163 house subdivision, the homes were never built and only carriage roads remain. In 1945 the site was considered for United Nations headquarters and in the 1960s was a potential location for a nuclear power plant.
This 75-acre site was an agricultural fairground with a grand exhibition hall from 1820 to 1875 in Bridgewater, MA. In 1895 a local teacher, William Basset Sr., purchased the land and founded the Bridgewater Brick Company, mining clay and manufacturing bricks. In 1913 the Stiles & Hart Brick Company purchased the operation. Damage to buildings caused by a hurricane in 1938 forced brick production to cease but clay mining continued until after World War II. Now the site has grown in with forest, all structures are gone, and the only evidence of prior uses are piles of old bricks here and there throughout the site.
The extreme angle on the road may be my favorite in this group. Yellow flowers always look good to me. I also learned a Photoshop trick to darken the over exposed sky in the third picture.
Nothing is better than puffy white clouds on a deep blue backdrop for landscapes. It almost looks fake sometimes.
I enjoy macro photography the most right now. Getting in tight focus and making the bright colors really pop out is the best. I need to be faster to get more insects pollenating.
More macro and texture shots. Not much else to say here.
New camera here, a SP-510UZ. It has a 10x zoom, more megepixels, and scene pre-sets. Macro works well to get a shorter depth of field in a few shots.
C-765 again. This is a pretty handy camera and the 10x came in handy. Would have liked a wider angle a few times but, I ran out of real-estate to back up.
First camera walkabout with the C-765. Also had to get used to using new tools in Photoshop for photo editing since I hadn’t done too much of that before.