Yesterday I was trying to decide where to go for today's photo walk. I was either going to go East bound or West bound. I made the decision to get West bound given all the foliage changes going on this time of year throughout the state. So, I hopped on RT 2 which follows the Mohawk Trail. If you search online you'll find that it's a popular scenic route to enjoy the fall foliage. I've driven that way in the past before, but not to look at foliage so I was curious how it was this time of year.
I picked up Rt 2. in Leominster and then kept heading west. I did make some stops here and there to places I'll definitely have to visit again, but I enjoyed the ride. It wasn't until I reached Greenfield that I realized Shelburne Falls wasn't too far away. So I made the decision to keep going on Rt 2 and make it my final destination before turning around. I had visited there in the past with my dad almost 4 years ago when we ventured out to Western MA to sight see a little. So, I was looking forward to visiting again. I highly recommend taking route 2 to get there versus the pike and then Rt 91. There is a lot more to see and not much traffic as you go through all the small towns along the way.
I headed out with my Fuji X-Pro2 and my 35mm 1.4 lens. I wanted to make it a point to get more use out of this focal length. It's not super wide which I figured I'd need to get some amazing photos, but all in all I think it worked out quite well. Being outside I was often able to back up more if I needed to.
Note to self: I need to do this trip again!
Enjoy the photos!
I stopped at a couple parks in Orange. Lots of parks out that way, so I'll have to check out more on my next trip.
I really liked this water tower surrounded by the foliage. On the other side I grabbed some lunch and saw this other angle which I also really liked. Which do you prefer?
A little further down the road on Rt 2 I came across the French King Bridge in Erving MA. The view from there was amazing. Plenty of parking there to be able to hop out and walk on the bridge to enjoy the spectacular view. It is a must see location and I'd be interested to see it in the winter and possibly mid summer.
Then I continued on and got to Shelburn Falls!!
Just really liked this car.
On my way back I stopped at the famous bridge again and took a photo of the view on the other side. Not as amazing, but still really nice.
I really enjoyed the trip and the Fuji 35mm f1.4 worked well for me.
Looking forward to another photo walk maybe next week. Who knows where I'll end up.
Hope you enjoyed the photos.