My Year Project

Three Mile River

After doing investigating the Taunton River Watershed, I decided on my project to photograph. Which is to shoot all the tributaries of the Taunton River Watershed that I can find. I plan on getting images of the rivers, streams, and brooks on both sides of the roadways in all the seasons.

I started locally and chose to photograph the Three Mile River. The Three Mile River or Threemile River is a river in Bristol County, Massachusetts. It is formed by the junction of the Rumford and Wading rivers in the town of Norton. It flows in a southeasterly direction for 13.5 miles through the towns of Norton, Taunton, and Dighton, where it joins the Taunton River.

Three Mile River
Three Mile River
Three Mile River
Three Mile River
Three Mile River

On August 25, 2008, the Three Mile Watershed was designated an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). The ACEC designation imparts certain protections and restrictions within a designated area relating to new development and other human activities.

Three Mile River
Three Mile River
Three Mile River
Three Mile River at the dam by Harodite Industry with the fish ladder
Three Mile River
Three Mile River
Three Mile River Boyden Refuge
Three Mile River Boyden Refuge
Three Mile River
Three Mile River

The day I chose to document the river was dreary, drizzly, and raining. What I liked about the day, is the wet weather, which brightened up the colors on the landscape. All the rivers were high and running fast. Portions of the land around the rivers and designated conservation lands.

Three Mile River rain making circles in the river
Three Mile River
Three Mile River
Three Mile River
Three Mile River Panorama

I also found this exciting plaque about the USS Constitution. It is the location where the anchor of the ship was forged. It is located on a Bridge on Rte. 138 in Taunton. A bloomery is a type of furnace once used widely for smelting iron from its oxides. The bloomery was the earliest form of smelter capable of smelting iron. Bloomeries produce a porous mass of iron and slag called a bloom. Always look around you never know what you will find.

Three Mile River
Wading River
Wading River with white water leads into the formation of Three Mile River, Norton
Wading River with white water leads into the formation of Three Mile River, Norton

All the images were taken with the Nikon Z7 and the Nikkor 24-70 millimeters F/4Z lens. Each image was bracketed +/-1 and processed in LightRoom merge HDR.

 

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