Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Plunge Pool Early Spring, 2006, No. 1


In late March of 2006 I spent a good deal of time shooting pictures in the back pools, really almost bogs, behind Plunge Pool in Litchfield, CT. It is a quiet spot. Few people go there. There's a single log spanning a creek, an improvised bridge, and then a spot with some rock hopping - thick, soft mud often awaits any misstep - before you get to the trail along the western edge of the pools. A series of three pools, each notably lower than the one before, cross a narrow passage to a larger pool. There used to be a road back there along the far side, but it washed out and sections are now under water. By late march things were beginning to stir. A warm spell woke the frogs and got them singing, but the water was clear as I'd never seen it before.

4 comments:

Emery Roth II said...

Times of change, whether between seasons or weather fronts, often provide the best shooting opportunities. Of course, the arrival of spring is especially rich after the long, colorless stretches of winter.

Ginnie said...

Fabulous reflections, Ted!

'Through-JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Hi ted,
I've never seen ' a creek' in my intire life, so this it will look like? Is it ( the surrounding) all like this? The water is a bit fuzzy , but still clear enough to reflect those trees.. I like this shot, I can keep looking at it..

:) JoAnn

Emery Roth II said...

Thanks Ginnie.

JoAnn, Never seen a creek? It's just another word for a stream or, to be a bit antique, a rivulet. This landscape is a bit unusual around here, and it is probably partly man-made. Beavers also have done their share.