Phil’s Phantastic Photo Phield Phun – Wachusett and Moore

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Once again Phil the N did not disappoint with a well-planned photo excursion to the Wachusett area of MA. There were photo ops in Clinton, West Boylston, Paxton, and Northborough. We had ample time at each stop to work the scene. Even though Mother Nature did not cooperate with some clouds to break up the clear blue sky, we had a great day!


Thanks Phil for all you do on these excursions!


Here is a sample of each stop. By clicking on the location you can view more images from there. . .


Wachusett Aqueduct

“Wachusett Aqueduct” – Phil N.


“Wachusett Starburst” – Carl A.










Wachusett Dam

“Wachusett Dam” – Sherri V.


“Wachusett Rainbow” – Carl a.,










Old Stone Church

“Old Stone Church Foliage” – Joe K.

“Old Stone Church Interior” – Carl A.










Grist Mill, Moore State Park

“Grist Mill” – Bernie C.


“Broken Window” – Joe K.











Candid Shots

“Setting up the Scene” – Phil the N.


“Jockeying for Position” – Joe K.











“Heron” – Kar


“Odes” – Carl A.

Cape Ann Photo Shoot

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About 7 AM seven HDP members headed north to photograph the Cape Ann area. Our itinerary was put together by Phil the N – another one of “Phil’s Phantastic Phield Phun!”

By 9:00 we were at embarking on Wingaersheek Beach. Just across the inlet one can see Annisquam Light. For the next forty-five minutes the group spread out looking at the lighthouse, the rocks, the ripples, and anything else we thought was photographic! Other stops included the Annisquam footbridge, Lane’s Cove, and Halibut State Park. Phil does his homework and it pays off with a well-run trip!


Special tip of the lens cap to Adam, Phil’s son for his hospitality. His home was a welcome rest stop before we got started and a chance to unwind when we were done (we were treated to cold beverages and some snacks).


Here are a few of our images:

Wingaersheek Beach


“Phantastic Phil” – Bernie



“Wingaersheek Path Finders” – Phil H


‘Got Their Shot” – Joe




‘Looking for something to Shoot” Joe









‘Boulders of Wingersheek Beach” – Al


“Wingaersheek Ripples” – Phil N

“Wingaersheek Ripples 2” – Phil N










“Wingaersheek Ripples” – Joe


“Annisquam Light” – Bernie



Annisquam Footbridge


“Annisquam Foot Bridge” – Al

Lane’s Cove

“Outstanding in his Field” – Joe

And, here is what he was shooting. . .

“Lunchtime” – Bernie

“Lunchtime II” – Bernie











“Lanes Cove Shanty” – Phil N


“Lane’s Cove Traps” – Phil N









“Chained Up” – Joe


‘Hard Starboard” – Joe


“Fish Shanty Window” – Phil H


“Lanes Cove Traps” – Bernie


“Lanes Cove” – Bernie









Halibut State Park

“Halibut Pt State Park Quarry” – Al


“Halibut State Park Quarry” – Phil H









“Phil and Sherri at Sea Rocks” – Joe


“Flirting with Danger” – Joe










“Halibut State Park” – Phil H


“Sea Rocks” – Phil H