Mount Osceola Trail, White Mountains

Mount Osceola Trail  – White Mountains, New Hampshire
 

Mount Osceola Trail, White Mountains – The New Hampshire White Mountains have been photographed inside and out and possibly from every vantage point. And it has become common to see identical shots of a location from two, three or four photographers. Some images are so identical it looks as if photographers set up their tripods in the same spot.

One of the greatest challenges of a photographer in the White Mountains is to find a different perspective of any location. Looking for a different perspective has become such a habit I often overlook simple scenes. 

The Simple Shot, Mount Osceola Trail on the summit of Mount Osceola in the White Mountains, New Hampshire USA
Mount Osceola Trail – White Mountains, New Hampshire
 

These shots from along the Mount Osceola Trail in the White Mountains are perfect examples of what I would consider simple scenes. When I first looked at this scene, I did not like it. My first thought was that everyone had photographed it, but the more I studied the scene, the more I realized how beautiful it was, and decided that I wanted to find a good perspective. It turns out the best perspective was a straight on shot.

The Simple Shot, Mount Osceola Trail on the summit of Mount Osceola in the White Mountains, New Hampshire USA
Mount Osceola Trail  – White Mountains, New Hampshire
 

The forest covered in fresh snow, and the snowshoe track makes this a classic winter scene. The snowshoe track leads the viewer into the forest and gives the scene some depth. And because I prefer to show human elements in my photos, I think the snowshoe track helps identify that this is a hiking trail corridor.

These images were created in 2010 and since then have been licensed numerous times for usage in print publications and purchased as prints. View more images of the New Hampshire White Mountains during the winter here.

Happy image making..


 

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Erin Paul is a professional photographer who specializes in environmental conservation and historic preservation photography in the New Hampshire White Mountains. His work is published worldwide, and credits include; Backpacker Magazine, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and The Wilderness Society.

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