I really want to shoot some film today. I might be taking a drive into Cambridge, and if I do and if the daylight is okay, I might take a short stroll through Harvard Square and I might bring Dad’s Pentax K1000 and a roll of film or two with me and see what happens. No promises though. It’s still kinda cold out there. We’ll see.
Tag: Spicket River
I went out to run an errand today and I took my new camera with me. After everything was done I stopped at the Spicket Falls Dam because of course I did.
Morning Pictures: Kind of a Bust
I went to two places this morning to take a few film pics. Both places ended up kinda sucky. First was a frozen Forrest Lake. It was 8:00am, less than an hour after sunrise, and the light on the ice was kinda cool, but it just felt weird. There were a handful of people there bitching loudly about yesterday’s Patriots game. I felt weird standing there taking pictures of nothing while they were hanging out. I wasn’t anywhere near them but it was still strange.
The second spot was a public parking lot that only holds about eight cars right next to the Spicket River, which is very high right now, across the street from the top of the Spicket Falls Dam. There was nothing to see there though. I took a couple of pictures of the buildings across the river reflecting in the water. Maybe one will look okay? Doubtful though.
All in all, kind of a waste. I might try again tomorrow though if I can get out a few minutes earlier. This sort of thing is easier and better when the sun comes up before 6:00am rather than after 7:00am. I didn’t take the point and shoot though, so I don’t have anything for the photo a day yet. I’ll get something. Where’s the cat?
I stopped at the Spicket Falls Dam on the way home and snapped a few pics.
Safe bet that the next visit will be on film.
Three Bodies of Water in One Morning Part One: The Mighty Spicket River
Did I go out shootin’ pitchers this morning? You know it babie! The air was cold but the sun was bright and the sky was perfectly clear. I thought about going to Tewksbury and checking on the Shawsheen River and Long Pond and maybe Ames Pond but we had people coming to pick up the couch we donated and I didn’t want to go that far from home. Instead I visited the three biggest bodies of water in Methuen. The Spicket River, Forrest Lake, and the mother of them all, the Merrimack River.
I took a few pictures at each location, going slightly overboard at the Merrimack, but we’ll get to that later. First, some shitty pictures of the muddy and gross looking Spicket. It’s super low, but not nearly as low as it was the last time I checked on her.
The Mighty Spicket has seen better days, but it’s not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. This is on Hampshire Street, just a few minutes after the sun came up.
The sun wasn’t getting through the trees to the water, but it was pretty freakin’ glorious out on the road. Is this why they call it golden hour?
Crossing the road for a different view…
The next post will be Forrest Lake and after that will be the Merrimack (where I went a little overboard).
After a discussion at work about rivers drying up due to the drought, I paid a visit to The Mighty Spicket River in Salem, NH today. It seems a little better than the last time I checked on it, but still super, crazy low.
I put the kit lens that came with my D90 when I bought it in January of 2010 back onto the camera for the first time in years. Of the three lenses I own it is by far the worst, but I figured if I was going to go camera nuts I might as well go nuts with all the toys I own.
I warned you, here come a ton of pictures. Well, maybe not a ton. I’ll try to be more selective than usual.
Ol’ Man Spicket
Pictures of the Spicket River mean I went to Weight Watchers (or WW for the cool kids). I didn’t want to go. I thought my weigh in was going to be bad with a capital Bad.
Nope. I was down. A bunch. I am kind of in a cycle where one week is up a fraction of a pound and the next week is down a lot. I’m not doing anything different, it’s just working out that way.
Whatever, I’m on vacation.
Your Weekly Spicket
Only one Spicket River picture today. It’s 5 degrees Fahrenheit out there. That’s way too cold to linger.
Dig That Crazy Spicket
The water level is high, but i need some sunshine for these pics. Oh well.