My secret pond

Uploaded: February 10, 2020 14:05:46 | Entered: February 10, 2020 00:00:00


It's a precious image for me because this beauty has been slowly but surely disappearing. It does not look like this anymore. Hurricane, flood, climate change, lack of money for maintenance or just no need for beauty? No water lilies, no frogs, no great blue heron, no gorgeous orange azaleas, no wild yellow irises anymore. This place is at a well known college in MA. It's very sad.

Exif: Camera: Canon Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT; Shutter Speed: 1/100; Aperture: f/11.0; ISO: 400; Orientation: 1; Date: 2020:02:10 14:34:26


John Koepfer @PresentPleasures February 10, 2020

Excellent depth, wonderful light and a beautiful scene and capture Natasha!! At least you have this wonderful image to remember what once was!!! #1734146

Terry Cervi level-deluxe February 11, 2020

What a shame about this beautiful pond, Natasha. I'm so glad you have this gorgeous photo to remember how things used to be. #11793115

Natasha Pliss level-classic February 12, 2020

Thank you very much, John and Terry! #11793177

Susan Williams March 31, 2020

Breathtakingly beautiful! Congratulations on your Gold winner, Natasha. #11798764

Leslie McLain level-classic April 01, 2020

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Natasha. #11798789

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 01, 2020

Congrats on this wonderful Winning image! #11798808

Bojan Bencic level-classic April 01, 2020

So beautiful. Congratulations, Natasha! #11798852

G. Margaret Hennes level-classic April 01, 2020

Congrats Natasha on this beautiful Winner! So sad this reflects the past! Thanks for the memory! #11798865

Val Feldman level-classic April 01, 2020

So lovely...what a wonderful place full of nature’s best and so heartbreaking it is no more for all to enjoy...but this outstanding photo lives on - with a well-deserved Gold Badge attached. Warmest congrats, Natasha! #11798899

Christine Greenspan level-deluxe April 01, 2020

Big congrats, Natasha! I am glad you have this beautiful memory of what was once such a special place. Gorgeous! #11798983

Rudi Reiner level-classic April 01, 2020

Congratulations Natasha! #11799015

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures April 03, 2020

Glad to see your wonderful image of this place won gold Natasha, huge congratulations!!! #11799711

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