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Wicked Dark
04-26-2011, 07:51 PM
Purgatory Brook is becoming one of my favorite places to explore. From Upper to Lower falls it's about 3 miles, but I think I prefer the brook near lower falls. It's amazing and I can't wait to go back when the mountain laurel blooms.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5184/5658919773_debf7425dd_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5264/5658731709_7b4e55c7f1_z.jpg

These falls and the area just downstream of it were once part of a sawmill operation built in 1811. Just at the falls themselves there is the remains of a dam and further downstream all kinds of ruined machinery and a bridge. It burned down in 1960(ish), but I don't know when it ceased operations. I have weird old machinery shots somewhere...

Iguanasan
04-26-2011, 08:51 PM
Lovely images, WD. I always like to see smoothed water and the "double falls" is really cool. :thumbup:

Mad Aussie
04-26-2011, 10:15 PM
Brook! That's a raging river in this country!! A brook is something we can step over in a normal stride :)

Very nice photos both. Especially like the comp in that 2nd shot.

Bambi
04-26-2011, 10:29 PM
lovely shots WD. Your leaves are so far along compared to us.

kat
04-26-2011, 10:42 PM
Great shots!

johnbriner
04-26-2011, 11:34 PM
Those are brilliant shots, WD. I love the movement of the water as well as the vividness of the leaves.

Hillbillygirl
04-27-2011, 07:03 AM
Very nice WD. Love to see that vibrant Spring greenery again. (just wish it was here)

Wicked Dark
04-27-2011, 08:17 AM
thanks guys. It was a great afternoon. I could hardly believe I didn't get rained on. Oh and Bambi - the leaves in the fg are mountain laurel which is an evergreen so our leaves are still probably as puny as yours. Speaking of puny, you got some tiny rivers then, mate. ;) Seriously, I don't know why this is a brook when a couple weeks ago a tiny rivulet in the woods of Andover, MA was called Skug River. Yah, maybe when it grows up.

casil403
04-27-2011, 09:30 AM
I love them both...look like a great place to spend Purgatory in actually. :)

Marko
04-27-2011, 09:57 AM
Lovely set WD! - Shot 2 for me please - lovely composition with many nice details.

XPWizard
04-27-2011, 10:51 AM
I'm also liking these!

Wicked Dark
04-27-2011, 11:50 AM
thanks guys.
funny about the composition of the falls shot, there are very few places to shoot these so all the photos end up looking very similar. this set of falls is very easy to get to and so is a popular destination. a quick search of my NH flickr group showed very similar shots. funny.

I have more shots of the brook itself in process. will post later.

Greg_R
04-27-2011, 05:29 PM
Very nice WD.

asnow
04-27-2011, 07:37 PM
Lovely images. Really like that second one with the two falls.

Wicked Dark
04-27-2011, 08:05 PM
Thanks guys. Purgatory brook is always so photogenic.