Valley Views: Lawrence Swamp, Norwottuck Rail Trail, Amherst


Friday, April 13, 2018

Lawrence Swamp

Station Road, Lawrence Station, Norwottuck Rail Trail, Amherst

Photograph and text by Eileen Donelan, Easthampton

Tired of being indoors in mid February, I went for a walk with a friend on the Norwottuck Rail Trail in Amherst. Shortly after leaving the parking lot I came upon an unexpected scene where the swamp borders the trail that made me immediately stop. The dead clumps of grasses, a tree stump and reflections on the glistening surface of thin ice patches created a landscape scene of ethereal beauty. I was fortunate to have my camera with me so that I could capture the mood of the scene. Created with a DSLR camera and a wide angle lens.

Eileen Donelan is affiliated with the Robert Floyd Photo Gallery, 2 East St., Southampton. It is open Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., also, by chance/appointment.