On Feb 12, 2018 I started taking one snapshot of the Holyoke Dam with my phone every day that I was in town. I started in February just because I am not good at starting new habits in January. I missed about three week’s worth of photos in 2018 because I was traveling. And I missed two days just because I forgot to go get a picture.
The bridge over the Connecticut River where I took the photos is a place on my regular walking route. It’s also on my way to the studio, so on days that I drive to work I can easily pull over for a shot. My family knows that we have to budget in a couple of extra minutes so that we can stop and take “A Dam Photo” before starting our weekend adventures.
A few things I learned:
It turned out to be an unexpected surprise how much I loved watching the river rise and fall throughout the year.
Seeing Great Blue Herons as they wade and Bald Eagles in the trees are an added bonus, but are hard to photograph with my phone.
It is really windy on the bridge.
I intend to carry on the habit into 2019 where I post daily on Instagram @samedamdifferentday
Below is a video of most of 2018. If you want to get to the good stuff, scroll through to a minute in when the trees start to green up in the spring.