I have finished October as I started it – in New England. This time in Central Massachusetts. More Specially, visiting my son at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. It was parents weekend and the social activity calendar was busy. I did find some time on Saturday in the early AM for some landscape photography. Not being familiar with the area, I hit Google and Google Maps in search of a nearby state park. The fall foliage was in full display and my thought was any state park in the area would offer some quick opportunities to add to my growing collection of New England fall foliage photos. My web search proved fruitful, my chosen park – Moore State Park, in Paxton MA. was a few short miles away. The park is complete with hiking trails, a pond, a stream with waterfalls and even an old gristmill. My time limit was a couple of hours, so I hopped in the car for the twenty minute predawn drive to Paxton.
The park did not disappoint and all the subjects mentioned above provided ample inspiration many foliage images. In fact, I could have used more than two hours to explore everything the park has to offer. The good news is my son is a freshman which means plenty of visits back to Worcester over the next four years. Moore State Park will definitely be on future agendas when I return. My photo selection for this week is a stage like structure which sits directly alongside the pond and looks like a popular summer spot to relax. On this fall morning the rising sun cooperated and provides some nice early light to accentuate the surrounding fall foliage.