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1. The Sudbury River


It felt like my own private river.

Sudbury River Gallery

The Sudbury is a small river, beginning in an adjacent town and eventually blending with the Assabet to form the Concord River. By good fortune it was just a few miles from where I lived at the time and so I visited often.

The first image below happened just after an overnight storm. The sun was rising in back of me with a clear horizon and so the trees are beautifully illuminated despite overcast clouds.

Spring Morning After Storm

Spring Morning After Storm

Sudbury River, Ashland, Massachusetts, May 1992 JW 0400

Departing Clouds

Departing Clouds

Sudbury River, Ashland, Massachusetts
May 1992, cat. JW 0404

Autumn Dawn, Sudbury River

Autumn Dawn, Sudbury River

Ashland, Massachusetts
October 1991, cat. JW 1192

River At Peace

River At Peace

Sudbury River, Ashland, Massachusetts JW 2302

To Sudbury River Gallery



2. I-90, the Mass Pike, Weston, Massachusetts


An introduction to the tree canopy.

To Weston Overlook Gallery

Early Buds on Maple Trees I

Early Buds on Maple Trees I

Interstate Highway 90, Weston, Massachusetts. May 1982 cat. 4841

Persistance is necessary as is a strong desire to do something well, but Luck is essential. That you found the right place, but that there is a right place and in this situation, a place to park that is not in the breakdown lane. It can be fatal, but to the Turnpike police it is an instant no-no.

Luck also means being able to shoot from the safer side of th guard rail which was essential because I could be there for better part of an hour. And finally, one day permission was required and I sighted a release with the Turnpike Authority. Once I was asked “Do you have permission?” “Yes.” Never again did a Trooper talk to me or even ask to see the permission paper.

Some years later I did some shooting on another Interstate, but that is another story.

Here the challenge was to shoot at different times between mid-late April until mid-May and to catch the trees at different stages of color. Peak color was almost like the fall.

Weston Overlook from ground level
Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Interstate Highway 90, Weston, Massachusetts. May 1981
cat. JW 0013

Sunrise on Budding Maple Tress After Rain

Sunrise on Budding Maple Tress After Rain

Interstate Highway 90, Weston, Massachusetts. April 1983, cat. JW 0032

Peak Color

Peak Color

Interstate Highway 90, Weston, Massachusetts
May 1982, cat. JW 4839

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