A hot summer sunrise from New Salem looking over north Quabbin. 7/23/16
Sunrise, New Salem, MA. North Quabbin... 7/24/16
Yesterday was a picture perfect day at Quabbin, except it was 95 degrees F in the loon survey boat ! These puffy clouds always make a great day at Quabbin and it seems to make the water a deeper blue. 7/28/16
Quabbin full "buck" moon rising, 7/19/16
Here is where the water starts it's way to the Boston area thru the Wachusett Reservoir some 24 miles to the east. Shaft 12, the start of a long 24 mile underground tunnel.
Heres a great reason to be on the water at Quabbin in a boat. The sky ! Awesome skys from out there. 6/26/15
I took this with my 400mm lens. Swamps at Quabbin are loaded with different dragon fly species. 6/30/15 (thanks to Dave Small for the ID)
Summer time and bumble bees. I took this with my 400mm. Its like photographing small birds ! 6/30/15
Sunrise on a hot summers morning. New Salem MA looking over the northern Quabbin and the southern part of Athol, MA. 7/12/16
This photo was taken from the end of the gate 35 road in New Salem. You can see the old Route 21 road coming out of the water from North Dana heading towards Athol. Mt. L is to the right. 7/16/15
Today was about as perfect as you can get at Quabbin. Early morning was 50 degrees and about 70 at 11. Very little wind and few bugs out. Most birds have stopped singing and some are starting to group up for migration already ! 7/24/15
I took this shot from the boat while doing the weekly loon survey. It is off of the gate 35 road area looking south towards the pass with Mt L sticking up the highest on the horizon. 8/12/15
This is the same view as the last photo only taken a 1/2 mile farther north from shore and not a boat. 8/13/15
This is coming back to Gate 31 boat launch from the main part of the Quabbin and is looking north just before you come under the power lines. It was a great summer day to be in a boat on Quabbin. 8/7/15
You can see one of Quabbins many mountains poking up through the fog in the mid right of this photo.
I spent the afternoon fine tuning my camera lenses to my cameras with an alignment program I have. I took a break and shot some bee and butterfly pictures with my 105 macro lens on the milkweed that we have all around our yard. This guy was very photogenic. 7/11/16
While I was focused on the jewel weed I also noticed bees. I didn't notice the shadow on the leave until I got the photo on the Mac screen at home and my wife pointed it out! 8/29/15
Jewel weed in the early morning sun. 8/29/15
This is an early morning iPhone 6 panoramic I took with my phone. Some of these phones take excellent pictures. 8/23/15
Here is a pretty battered looking tiger swallowtail butterfly that was feeding on this jewel weed plant at pond side a few days ago. I just happen to see it in the early morning while the dew was still all over the plants and grass. 7/31/16
Mt Ram at the south end of the Prescott Peninsula. You see this from the Enfield Lookout. I was in a boat and we were right over the town of Enfield, or what used to be Enfield before the Quabbin was built. 8/9/16
A great day on the Quabbin in a boat !! The water is down almost 7 feet, or at about 85% capacity. Mt. Russ is straight ahead, looking south down the Reservoir. 8/18/17
Sunrise over northern Quabbin .... 8/3/16
This site is the location of a farm in former town of Prescott that was 1 of 4 towns taken by the State of MA in the mid 1930's to make way for the creation of the 18 mile long Quabbin Reservoir that serves 1/2 the state with clean drinking water. 8/13/16
Its going to be a hot day. Sunrise over northern Quabbin. 8/12/16
Low water at Quabbin, (iPhone 6 photo) 9/1/16
North Orange Wildlife management area about an hour ago (6:45PM) this thunder storm built up right in front of us as we were watching herons...... 6/25/17
Its been a while since I took a sunrise image ! New Salem Lookout, 6/30/18.
Its been a while since I posted a scenic view of the Quabbin here. This is looking north this morning from the administration building from my office window I was in when I was working there at Winsor Dam in Belchertown with the morning fog almost gone. 9/17/17
I spotted this hot air ballon flying along the Connecticut River this morning as I was headed north on RT 47 looking for cattle egrets !