BLACKSTONE GORGE – PHOTOGRAPHS BY GARRY AND MARILYN ARMSTRONG

Photo: Garry Armstrong

Photo: Marilyn Armstrong

It’s nice to find a new place to shoot. Blackstone Gorge isn’t far away, but it’s a bit strange to locate. One of the many parks that is part of the Blackstone Valley Historic Corridor, it’s off Route 122, but down a small dirt road marked “private.” This probably means that Massachusetts and the town of Blackstone are not taking responsibility for its maintenance.

Photo: Marilyn Armstrong

Photo: Marilyn Armstrong

You could tell pretty quickly the road belongs to no one. Unpaved. Not even level gravel, but plain old-fashioned dirt. It’s full of ruts too, yet it leads to a lovely finished park with one of the river’s larger dams. There’s a modest parking lot with stone benches and walking trails. But you have to find it first.

Photo: Garry Armstrong

Photo: Marilyn Armstrong

We found it. Eventually.

Photo: Marilyn Armstrong

Now that we have found it, I’m pretty sure we can find it again, so it will join the list of places we shoot regularly. When the leaves changes, this little area will glow. A couple of weeks from now, the world will look entirely different.

Photo: Garry Armstrong

Photo: Marilyn Armstrong

14 thoughts on “BLACKSTONE GORGE – PHOTOGRAPHS BY GARRY AND MARILYN ARMSTRONG

    • Please do. I don’t know every nook and cranny of the river, but I know enough good ones to keep you very busy. At my busiest, I don’t think I’ve managed more than three in a full day’s shooting. Cross your fingers for a good autumn.

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    • It is an elegant dam. Garry got a great angle from below the water. I didn’t want to deal with the dirt path down to the water’s edge, though maybe next time I’ll try. It’s rough. I’m not sure on my feet. At least he got the great angle. I bet a shot from the air would be fabulous. It’s a very wide part of the river and the dam is beautiful.

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    • We have good days and not so good ones. We haven’t been out much. A few times. July was so buggy, we gave up. August has been a bit better and cooler, too. Usually, we go somewhere and that takes the edge off the summer, but we didn’t get a real vacation this year. Too many things that needed fixing at home.

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    • I really wish there was a bridge. Those would have been brilliant shots from the middle of the river. It’s amazing how smooth and still the water is just inches from the fall, isn’t it? I always find it fascinating, that still pool before a dam.

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