View Full Version : From the bridge

Wicked Dark
10-15-2010, 08:19 AM
you get a new perspective on the venerable Merrimack River, driver of mills and hydro electric turbines. As little as 35 years ago a person would practically die from merely touching the water it was so polluted. Now though, after a massive clean up effort along its hundreds of miles, it is healthy enough to support a fishery. Here's the view upriver from the trestle -




Those little rocky islands have always fascinated me. And I love how the sun lit up the near trees, but the horizon was still in shade on that last shot. Anyway...all done w/the E-30 and the ZD 12-60mm with the polarizer on.

10-19-2010, 09:31 PM
These are very nice and I'm sorry we missed them. My favourite is the third of this set! Just lovely.

Wicked Dark
10-20-2010, 07:42 AM
Thanks Igman. There are a lot of threads these days and I don't see them all either. I wonder how the watershed people found them...must be a google or RSS feed or something.

10-20-2010, 07:58 AM
Is this the only place you posted them? If so, they were probably found via a Google image search. This site is indexed by Google.

Wicked Dark
10-20-2010, 08:01 AM
No, they're on my hosting sites too.

10-20-2010, 08:06 AM
nice shots WD. I also like the story of how the river was reclaimed. :)

Wicked Dark
10-20-2010, 08:19 AM
thanks girl. It is pretty amazing how clean it is now. People boat and swim in it even. When I was a kid it was a joke. And I misspoke, the whole river is probably 100 miles. It starts in NH and ends on the north shore in Mass.

10-20-2010, 11:45 AM
Cool stuff! I like the second one best, even with the wires and the bridge corner in it.

Wicked Dark
10-20-2010, 03:48 PM
Thanks JAS. I normally try to exclude stuff like that, but I thought the bridge at least framed the trees on the island. And the wires...well, they're a bane, aren't they? I think there's a road over there that way, but I'm pretty sure it's not accessible by cars anymore. I really should go over and look. Maybe tomorrow.

Mad Aussie
10-20-2010, 03:57 PM
Beautiful looking river with all that autumn.

Wicked Dark
10-20-2010, 03:58 PM
Well, you've got strawberries in season, so they all have their perks. Thanks.

10-24-2010, 01:48 PM
Very nice set WD. Love the composition of that last shot.

10-24-2010, 02:05 PM
I like the third shot especially because of the sky giving the picture some depth effect.

10-24-2010, 07:32 PM
I forgot how beautiful the east cost is this time of year.