Kettle Ponds

In mid-August sometimes we escape the crowds of our ocean beach a hit the fresh water kettle ponds in Truro. The kettle ponds were formed more than 15,000 years ago, when blocks of glacier ice melted, leaving massive holes, called kettles, that filled with fresh water. Our pond off of Collins Road is nestled in the forest accessible only by a long sandy path. If we arrive at the right time we have the place to ourselves, minus a couple of snapping turtles looking for hand outs. This summer I photographed the girls in the pond swimming. I have always wanted to capture the girls in motion underwater and it is difficult to do this in the ocean. The pond was perfect with its stillness and clear water which is a beautiful green when illuminated by light. The images have a dream-like quality much like summer itself.