Local residents’ photos featured in Blackstone Heritage Corridor’s 2018 calendar

Local residents’ photos featured in Blackstone Heritage Corridor’s 2018 calendar

Local residents’ photos can be seen in the Blackstone Heritage Corridor’s 2018 calendar, which is now available for sale on the BHC website BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org and at the BHC office, 670 Linwood Ave., Whitinsville, Mass.

WHITINSVILLE, Mass. – Blackstone Heritage Corridor Inc. has selected the images for its 2018 calendar, curated from submissions by local photographers in a photo contest focused on the Blackstone River and the watershed.

“It was fascinating to see the geographical shift in submissions this year,” noted Megan DiPrete, BHC’s executive director. “Each year we choose a different theme, and this year’s focus on the Blackstone River and the watershed pulled in a larger percentage of photographs taken in the Massachusetts portion of the National Heritage Corridor. Just two locations, the dam at Linwood Mill, home to BHC, and the Blackstone River & Canal Heritage State Park in Uxbridge, Mass., accounted for more than two dozen of the photos received this year.”

Mark J. Paine, of Woonsocket, was in the right place at the right time as a swan came in for a landing on the Blackstone River in Cumberland. Paine snapped an image of the swan’s descent upon the water, reflecting a mirror image below its wing-stretched body and casting a magnificent splash around itself. This image was selected for April.

Suzanne Buchanan, of Harrisville, was riding her bicycle along the Blackstone River Bikeway in Blackstone, and stopped to admire the railroad bridge crossing the Blackstone River and submitted her image titled “Keeping on Track” to the contest. This photo appears in May.

The longest day of the year falls in June and the image selected to represent the mid-year was taken at the Manville Dam in Lincoln. A raspberry-orange sky is reflected off the Blackstone River as the sun sets late in the day with a brilliant cascade of blue water coming off the dam and Subham Sett, of Lincoln, was there to witness it.

Wendy A. Henschel of Whitinsville, Mass., submitted an image of the Linwood Falls in Northbridge, Mass., titled “Change of Seasons” which landed her the coveted cover shot for the 2018 Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Calendar.

The 2018 Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor calendar is now available for sale at the BHC office, 670 Linwood Ave., Whitinsville, Mass., and also on the BHC website BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org .